PREMIO OFICIAL

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THE BAOBAB

BAOBAB, THE KING OF TREES


The BAOBAB is a strange tree because it looks like an old man who has an eye on everything, who sees everything, knows everything, accepts and resists all the blows of nature. Its dug trunk, flayed, with open holes, symbolizes the suffering of men. To say that a man is solid and full of experience and wisdom, he is called baobab.
The Baobab is the official symbol of the Quibdó Africa Film Festival. It is a representation of the mythical tree of Africa, full of history, symbol of peace, non-violence and longevity. It is undoubtedly the most famous tree in Africa and also the most easily recognizable. 
We meet, listen to the Griot (storyteller) under the shade of the baobab: "The tree to words" is a central place in the social life of the village.

 

IDEA AND CONCEPTION 


The idea of the Baobab was born from trying to find this link between Africa and its diaspora, something that unites us spiritually. Mysticism is for Africans and Afro-descendants, that invisible thread of our faith, which will eliminate the boundaries between us, where reality meets fiction. For African and Afro-descendant filmmakers, QAFF is a date when QUIBDÓ invites us to rethink our narrative. 
The design was made by one of Colombia's most talented artists, Paola Lucumí, Afro-Colombian visual artists, who has given life to this symbol of African culture. In September 2021, the Baobab, the official QAFF trophy, will be awarded.


The Baobab has great cultural, social and artistic value. This symbolic tree is a perfect reference for a cinematic narrative.

INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION

  • Best Feature Film Baobab : Distribution in Cineland theaters in Colombia

  • Best Director Award : USD 1000

  • Best Short Film Award: USD 500

  • Best Documentary Award: USD 500

 

NATIONAL COMPETITION

  • Best Short Film Award : 

  • Best Documentary Award : 

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EL AFICHE

El afiche del Quibdó África Film Festival 2020 representa el encuentro de dos culturas permanecieron invisible durante mucho tiempo. Allí encontramos la imagen de una mujer que simboliza África, la tierra de salida de los pueblos esclavizados a las Américas, la madre adoptiva apuntando su dedo hacia su pecho. 

 

El árbol, es una representación del baobab, árbol mítico de África, lleno de historia, símbolo de paz, no violencia y longevidad. Nos encontramos, escuchamos al Griot bajo la sombra del baobab: «El árbol a palabras» es un lugar central en la vida social de la aldea.

 

Los colores de las telas son alegres y dan vida a quien las usa. El azul representa el océano que ha separado a los dos pueblos durante siglos. El color naranja representa los rayos del sol, que es un signo de vitalidad, energía y vida. Todos estos elementos unidos y representados de manera armoniosa y equilibrada, son una parte integral de lo que son las culturas africanas y afrodescendientes.

 

“Elaborar este afiche me permitió conocer un poco sobre las culturas africanas. Pude sentir, expresarme y crear una obra que me permitió volver a conectarme con las costumbres ancestrales relacionadas con mi cultura chocoana”.  

 

Alexander «Cala» Mosquera es un artista plastico de Quibdó. Es un entusiasta de las artes escenicas. Es un convencido de que las artes son el sentir del día a día del artista.