‘VAGABONDS’; Ghanaian film project wins $100,000 cash prize

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Amartei Armar, Sébastien Hussenot and Yemoh Ike
Amartei Armar, Sébastien Hussenot and Yemoh Ike
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‘VAGABONDS’; a Ghanaian-French coming-of-age drama has won the Red Sea Souk production award with a $100,000 cash prize at the 2nd edition of the Red Sea International Film Festival.

Currently in rough-cut, ‘Vagabonds’ is written and directed by Ghanaian-American filmmaker, Amartei Armar and produced by Sébastien Hussenot and Yemoh Ike.

The Twi and English language drama ‘Vagabonds’ is aiming for a 2024 release.

Amartei Armah and Yemoh Ike’s 2022 project, ‘Tsutsue’ set in Teshie, Accra attracted recognitions by top-notch Film festivals and made a big statement at the 75th Cannes International Film Festival.

‘Vagabonds’ has been tipped to perform even better.

ABOUT THE RED SEA FILM FESTIVAL

Aimed at fostering co-production, worldwide distribution, and new business prospects, the Red Sea Souk is a film market created to support the thriving Saudi, African and Arab industries and promote talent.

Distributors, sales representatives, and producers looking to expand their regional reach attended the 2nd edition of the awards, held in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.

The four-day souk attracted a larger crowd and was interspersed with pitch sessions, meetings, screenings, industry talks, awards and networking activities.

A total of $830,000 in cash prizes and $126,000 in-kind prizes were awarded to Saudi, Arab and African projects in the development and work-in-progress stages.

By Konxept Worae

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