Ethiopian NAFCA nominees need over 520 thousand Birr for US stay

(by EthioTime) Girum Ermias and Rutha Mengistab, the two Ethiopian nominees of Nollywood and African Film Critics’ Awards (NAFCA), requires over 520,000 Birr or about USD 24,000 to cover their expense of stay at the U.S.       

The two film stars have already confirmed their attendance for the 2016 African film award ceremony to be held on the coming November at California after they have been nominated by people’s choice, surpassing other African nominees for the award.

Girum secured over 7000 votes in a “Best Actor” and Rutha with close to 5000 votes as “Best Actress” Categories. It was learned that for the past five years, NAFCA did not included Ethiopian nominees just because they haven’t had a contact with the industry of the country.

Accordingly, we have learned that different fund raising events are to be held for the travel, accommodation and other expenses for the two starts. However there is no much financial support gained so far.

Each year, NAFCA awards nominees who are recognized as outstanding individuals whose professional careers have been marked by extraordinary personal and professional achievements.

Image: Ethiopian film stars NAFCA 2016 nominees, Girum Ermias and Rutha Mengistab  

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