By Winnie Kabintie
Kenya’s Supa Hero film, Supa Modo won the Favorite Live Action Feature Film Audience awards at the Children’s Film Festival Seattle.
The Children’s Film Festival featured 146 films from 39 countries.
Favorite Short Animated Film: Belly Flop (South Africa)
Supa Modo, which is also Kenya’s Official Oscar Entry for Best Foreign Language Film at the 91st Academy Awards, have been scooping numerous awards across the globe, since the film premiered in 2018.
Early last year Supa Modo made history after it became the only African selection at the 68 Berlin International Film Festival where it was honored with a Special Mention for an outstanding achievement.
In February, Supa Modo won Best Feature Film, Best Feature Film Screenplay Award at the ECFA – European Children’s Film Association.
The film also won the Hellenic Parliament “Human Values” award at the 21st Olympia film festival for children and young people in Greece and also won the International Jury for Feature Films, Special Jury Mention award at The Internationa Young Audience Film Festival Ale Kino in Poland.
Supa Modo has been screening at international film festivals as a requirement for the Oscars.
In December, Lupita Nyong’o introduced Supa Modo for it’s last Oscar run screening in LA.
Supa Modo (Kikuyu dialect), loosely translates to “super person”, is another great masterpiece from the makers of the award-winning Nairobi Half Life; One Fine Day Films and Ginger Ink and its directed by Likarion Wainana.
SUPA MODO SYNOPSIS
Supa Modo revolves around the story of a young girl whose dream of becoming a superhero is threatened by terminal illness, inspiring her village to rally together to make her dream come true.