Room 5, an animated film directed by Ghana’s Francis Yushau Brown, has been selected to be screened at the New York Shorts International Film Festival.
The film is produced by Daty Kaba and tells the story of how patients are treated by nurses when they visit hospital, coupled with a subplot about how most people are afraid of injection.
Brown’s Accra-based production company Animax FYB Studios took to Instagram to announce: “The Room 5 train is at New York. We got selected at the New York Shorts International Film Festival.”
The news comes after the short took the Best Animation Award at the Africa International Film Festival in 2016 and Best Animation in the Ghana Movie Awards in 2018, while Animax FYB was awarded the Animator of the Year in the Ghana UK Based Achievement Awards.
Animax FYB is also working on a longform animated series called Tutu – The Untold Story of a Kingdom, which tells the story of African ruler Osei Tutu and the rise of the 17th century Ashanti Kingdom located in what is now Ghana.
The New York Shorts International Film Festival is one of the largest showcases of short films in North America and a platform for filmmakers to screen their work and gain recognition in New York City. The festival runs from October 1 to 30.