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Shorts, Shorts & Shots back with special Valentine’s Edition

Shorts, Shorts & Shots, the premier short film screening event in the East African region will be celebrating its 5th year anniversary with a star-studded lineup of films and a special Valentine’s Edition event on Sunday February 12.

Founded and periodically hosted by Docubox – East African Documentary Film Fund, the event encourages attendees to just wear shorts as they screen great contemporary films from around Africa.

The films are carefully curated to showcase the best of African talent and offer a glimpse into the stories, culture and experiences of the people of Africa.

Revelers at a past Shorts, Shorts and Shots Valentine Edition. PHOTO | COURTESY

“We are thrilled to be celebrating 5 years of Shorts, Shorts & Shots. We are passionate about supporting and promoting the work of African filmmakers and we look forward to incorporating a lot more surprises for our filmmakers, partners, and audiences in the coming year,” said Peter Mudamba, Programmes Director, Docubox East Africa Film Fund.

Since its inception in March 2018, Shorts, Shorts & Shots has been showcasing the work of brilliant independent filmmakers from the region, while also supporting young screenwriters with funds to turn their short film scripts into films.

Revelers at a past Shorts, Shorts and Shots Valentine Edition. PHOTO | COURTESY

In the last five years, the event has supported the production of 14 short films, with the most notable one being Morning After by Kenyan filmmaker Brian Munene, which was picked up by streaming giant Netflix in early 2022 and is now a mainstay on Netflix Africa

In addition to the Valentine’s Edition event, at Shalom House, Shorts, Shorts & Shots will also hosts three official events in Nairobi throughout the year. They include, Mzalendo (patriots) edition and a Halloween edition, each with a unique theme.

Revelers at a past Shorts, Shorts and Shots Valentine Edition. PHOTO | COURTESY

The event has also hosted out-of-town editions of Shorts, Shorts & Shots, including two editions at the Zanzibar International Film Festival and 1 edition at the CANEX forum in Durban, in partnership with the KwaZulu Natal Film Commission.

Tickets for the Valentine’s Edition of Shorts, Shorts & Shots are on sale now and can be accessed on the Docubox social media platforms.

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