Winners emerge in sub-Sahara screenplay contest

By Content Nigeria reporter
January 12, 2024

Inaugural 2023 sub-Sahara Screenplay Contest winners announced

The winners have been announced in the inaugural 2023 sub-Sahara Screenplay Contest, organised by LA-based BOM PIC Global TV.

The winning screenplays are We are Family by George Okhenga Otieno from Kenya, The Visitor by Davidfnycountry Austine Ogbadu from Nigeria, and Dream by Victor Edohand and Marcos Fizzotti, also from Nigeria. Meanwhile, the finalists feature The Night Runner by Jacktoner Alufwani from Kenya and From Orchard to Market by Papa Wesley from Kenya.

They were awarded a cash prize along with a premium subscription to Final Draft, the world’s leading screenplay writing software. This not only recognises the winners’ achievement but also provides them with industry-standard tools, facilitating their development as screenwriters and content creators.

This achievement represents a notable expansion of BOM PIC Global TV into emerging markets, with a specific focus on sub-Saharan Africa, covering countries such as Nigeria, Kenya, Uganda and South Africa.

Joint CEO Peter John said: “Since our inception in April 2023, BOM PIC Global has been deeply invested in the sub-Saharan creative landscape. This contest is a testament to our mission of empowering local voices and bringing their unique stories to a global audience.”

Miriam Bavly, joint CEO, added: “At BOM PIC Global, our vision transcends entertainment. We are dedicated to empowering storytellers, giving them a global stage. This contest is a cornerstone in our pursuit to redefine content creation and distribution in emerging markets.”

The success of the sub-Sahara Screenplay Contest highlights BOM PIC Global TV’s role as a catalyst in the global content creation landscape. It showcases the company’s innovative approach in integrating technology and talent, solidifies its position as a leader in promoting positive representation and diverse narratives from emerging nations and it remains committed to its mission of being a vanguard in positive image content creation, heralding a new era in global storytelling.