Winners of a short video competition under the theme “Media Literacy for the Betterment of Society” are awarded at the closing event of the first round media literacy campaign organized by Inform African and IMS.
Inform Africa and IMS held their closing ceremony for their first round of Media Literacy campaign with a panel discussion titled, “Media literacy for the betterment of society” on Mar 18 and announced the winner of the short video competition with a prize of 35,000 Birr
Inform Africa, a local media development organization started its media literacy campaign on Jan 11 by training 20 selected social media influencers focusing on media literacy and using social media for the right purpose.
As, part of the media literacy campaign, a short video competition was open for participants under the theme “Media literacy for the betterment of society”. More than 30 videos were submitted among which three of them can make it to the finals. The closing and awarding ceremony program was held at Mado hotel with participants who submitted their videos, social media influencers and invited guests.
The event was started with the panelists sharing their experience and idea on how to improve social media experience, media literacy, and the advantage and disadvantage of the internet.
The winner of the short video competition was also publicized at this panel. The top 5 videos were premiered at the event and the winner is awarded the 35,000 Br prize.
The winner, Tesfamariam Darge is a screenwriter, director, and cinematographer from Shega film production who came up with a short movie entitled, “Altegenagntom” that tells a story about media literacy and how a simple miscommunication can cause a huge effect.
“It’s not always about the type of equipment used to make videos, rather it's about having a good story to tell and we wanted to make it simple but still contain a meaningful message for the audience,” said Tesfamaryam.
The second and third place winners were Blen Tadele & Bereket Kebede respectively.