StarTimes is launching the first edition of the Pan-African Online Film Festival (PAOFF). The festival will be running via StarTimes ON and it will be a quarterly competition where it will be open to all local professional film and music video producers.
The new platform is fan’s voting system for all videos that are qualified for the awards competition, which will include favorite film ranking board, favorite short film ranking board, and favorite MV board.
All videos will be listed in the three boards based on their categories, and rank according to votes from StarTimes ON users.
No.1 video of each board will win the quarterly Best Film Award, Best Short Film Award and Best MV Award, whose producer will get USD 1,500 as prize.
“It is an online age and local online video contents will be an important pillar of StarTimes ON’s content strategy,” said Ariel Wang, Operation Director of StarTimes ON.
She added: “That’s why we establish PAOFF awards and we sincerely hope the awards competition will encourage the development of local online video creation and see the rise of African online video industry.”