Focus on Ability short film competition is said to be a success as it is unearthing rare talents of people with disability.

MacDonald Nyirenda, Focus on Ability Executive Director said this at the prize presentation ceremony to the winners of the 2019 short film competition.

 

Nyirenda said the initiative promotes people with disability and make them to be included in the developmental activities of the country.

 

During the ceremony Chisomo Dzonzi and Odala Banda emerged winners to the competition.

 

Dzonzi produced a video clip entitled Life through my Lines while Banda came up with a short film called One Leg in the lake in which each went away with 500 US dollars.

 

Assan Mustafa who was featured in One Leg in the lake and Happiness Mussa featured in Disability not inability emerged best actors and walked away with 250 US dollars each.

 

Speaking to Radio Islam after receiving the award at Blantyre Cultural Centre, Dzonzi said the award will motivate him to do more in is work as a film producer.

 

He said is passion in film shooting as yielded dividends as some people think that disability people cannot achieve great things.

 

In his remarks Nova Employment Creative Director, Ryan Goodwin, from Australia has commended Malawian film makers for exposing talents of people with disabilities in the country.

 

Goodwin said there is an improvement in the quality of short films that participated in the 2019 competition