Our Jury

Jury Chairman along with a team of 10 jurors forms the panel. To maintain transparency, identity of the 5 Jury members will remain confidential . A jury consisting of independent producers, filmmakers and others distinguished personalities will shortlist movies from each category. Shortlisted movies will go for final screening. Dates will be announced by 1st of February, 2019.
Awards will be declared on 23rd of February 2019.
Swahili Panorama - Awards for ‘ Best Film’ , ‘ Best Actor’ and ‘ Best Actress’ will be decided by the viewers.
The voting mechanism ( Google Voting & SMS ) will be announced before the commencement of the screening.
Best Feature Film Best Actor Best Actress

OUR JURY

MARTIN MHANDO

Jury Chairman

Assoc. Professor Martin Mhando is a research Fellow in Murdoch University, Western Australia.He is a well-known film critic and also holds the position of co-editor of ' The Journal of African Cinemas'. He has also produced and directed many award-winning films, both fiction and documentaries.

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NINA MNAYA

Jury Member

Tanzanian National Completed her Studies at City Varsity in Cape Town, South Africa. Worked on various film and TV projects through her film company Produced various diverse TV, Film and Radio programs

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RICHARD SEVERINE NDUNGURU

Jury Member

Tanzanian National Instructor, University of Dar es Salam Specialization – Film & Media Studies Over 25 years of experience in Film & Television Industry. Jury member – Various film festivals

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Dr. Vicensia Shule

Jury Member

Tanzanian National; Film maker and creative artist; Produced and participated in Feature Films, Documentaries, Television and Radio Drama programs Bachelor degree in Theatre and Master Degrees in Theatre and Film.

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REBECCA COREY

Jury Member

Nationality – United States of America Masters in Development Studies Executive Director- Nafasi Art Space Founding Director – Tanzania Heritage Project Strategic Development consultant

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MARY BIRDI

Jury Member

Nationality – Tanzanian Director and Co-Founder of Arusha African Film Festival Master's of Science in Leadership and Pivotal in promoting films in Africa

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