The Kiripi Award now reward the winner of the short film competition of the festival. The first prize of this award will be presented at the next edition by Dada Kahindo Siku, Kiripi Katembo’s sister and president of the foundation of the same name. She will also be the president of the jury. “For us it is a great honor and a tribute to our friend Kiripi to name the prize for our short film competition Kiripi Award from now,” said Marc Boonen, one of the festival’s top guns. Indeed, for three years, Kiripi Katembo has been regularly invited to the Moov festival where he was a member of the jury. The Kiripi Award will cart away the sum of 1000 euros. Apart from Dada Kahindo Siku, the other members of the jury for the Kiripi Award are the Argentine director Manuel Abramovich, winner of the Short Film 2015; Rebecca Cremona, Malta-born director, Ali Nazir Ali, Syrian artist and Nigerian filmmaker Chika Anadu
Kiripi, the director and producer
Apart from his work as a photographer and painter which made him known, Kiripi Katembo was a director and producer of films. Through his Mutotu production company, he has produced films of many young filmmakers who today are evolving positively in the film world. Kiripi was second assistant director of the film Viva Riva! by Djo Munga and assistant of director of “Rebel” by the Canadian Kim Nguyen. The film was nominated for the 85th Academy Awards and has won numerous awards in Canada. Kiripi Katempo directed the film “Carton Car” (2008), screened mainly at the Centre Pompidou in France. He also directed “After the mine” and “Symphony Kinshasa”, two of the four short documentaries from the series “Congo in Four Acts,” which won an award at Cinema du Reel festival in 2010 and the “African Movie Academy Awards” . The films were also distributed in many international festivals. Kiripi Katembo has produced the documentary “Atalaku” by Dieudo Hamadi, who won the best documentary film at the Cinema du Reel Festival in Paris in 2013, the award for best foreign film at the Black Film Festival of San Diego, the audience’s prize at Black Movie Festival in Geneva. Kiripi Katembo’s films were broadcast in many festivals around the world. The Congolese director was invited to the Cannes Film Festival in 2013. In 2014, he founded Yango, an art biennale in Kinshasa.
The Mooov Festival is devoted to feature films and documentaries from around the world. The festival takes place every year and receives nearly a hundred thousand viewers per edition. This year Mooov take place in the cities of Bruges, Turnhout, Gent, Lier, Beringen, Lommel, Roeselare, Dilbeek and St Nicolas.
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