StarTimes launches the first African online film festival

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StarTimes has launched the first edition of the Pan-African Online Film Festival (PAOFF), an official announced.

Ariel Wang, an official with StarTimes ON, said that running on mobile application StarTimes ON, PAOFF is a quarterly online film awards competition, and is open to all local professional film and music video producers.

"We have set several awards to encourage African local online film creation," Wang said in a statement.

He noted that the new platform has fans' voting system for all videos that are qualified for the awards competition, which will include favorite film ranking board, favorite short film ranking board, and favorite MV board.

"All videos will be listed in the three boards based on their categories, and rank according to votes from StarTimes ON users," Ariel said.

He said No.1 video of each board will win the quarterly best film award, best short film award and best MV award, whose producer will get 1,500 U.S. dollars as prize.

"It is an online age and local online video contents will be an important pillar of StarTimes ON's content strategy," said Wang noted.

Wang expressed the hope that the awards competition will encourage the development of local online video creation and see the rise of African online video industry.

StarTimes ON is an online video streaming service with about 14 million users and is dedicated to providing ultimate entertainment and enriched experience for African online users.

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