This year’s winners of ‘Focus on Ability” (FOA) awards will have the chance to walk away with a cash prize of KSh14 million.
This festival requires film makers to make short film of people with disability and tell a story for the world to view.
Among the finalists is Kenyan Josephine Nkuubi who’s film “Bishop Sarah” is a finalist in the NOVA Employment 2017.
The 5 minute film focuses on Sarah Theuri who despite her living with Cerebral Palsy beat all the odds and become a preacher.
Sarah who was born with the condition went to a normal school and was always among the top five in her class and even passed her KCPE.
Later on, she took a course on special needs education and later guidance and counselling.
Besides offering help to parents with kids with Cerebral Palsy, Sarah teaches at Kenya Institute of Special Needs (KISE).
This year’s FOA competition hit a record number of 209 entries, including 101 school entries and 53 international films.
Following successful screenings last year in New Zealand, New York and Zimbabwe this year the competition received entries from a record number of countries (19), including, for the first time, Ethiopia.
Winners also stand chances of having the Australian Experience by winning 2 return airfares to Australia to attend the FOA Red Carpet Awards on September 6 plus 2 weeks accommodation at Rydges Sydney Central and $1500 spending money.
Voters will also stand a chance to win vouchers of 5000 iTunes but can only vote once in each category.
Voting started on 25 July and concludes 7 August by using the link http://www.focusonability.com.au/
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