The 93rd Academy Awards (Oscars 2021) has validated the candidacy of Cameroon’s most trending movie, The Fisherman’s Diary. The movie which is produced by one of the country’s most prolific movie makers, Kang Quintus was accepted in the category of Best International.
This is a major win for the Cameroonian film industry and The Fisherman’s Diary in particular; a movie which since its released in 2020 has bagged home several awards at different movie festivals and awards around the globe.
Movie makers and fans of the movie industry have received the news with great excitement and a feeling of a sense of fulfillment after the work they put into the sector. In the words of actress and movie maker, Stephanie Tum, it is just the best answer for all who have been asking if there is even a movie industry in Cameroon. She wrote:
“If you have ever doubted the film industry in Cameroon.
If you have ever asked is there even a film industry in Cameroon.
If you have ever asked na who be this one them too noh? Yeyebrities etc just because we don’t fit the status quo of what you consider actors and we don’t have the wealth to flaunt and live that life yet cus we are still hustling sweat , tears and blood.
If you have ever questioned our profession,
May this be a reminder to you that Rome wasn’t built in a day, that we are working, striving and getting there!!
Today Cameroon is pre selected at the OSCARS!!!
And a movie we can be proud of as a nation is representing us!!! FOR THE FIRST TIME!!!!
MEHNNN WE HAVE COME A LONGGGGG WAY!!!
” If wah industry no balance at least the work we de put in balance”
We are seeing results.
I am so proud , so happy I am in tears.
Like I always say, What a time to be a filmmaker in Cameroon and a trailblazer.
Kang Quintus , Faith Fidel Enah Johnscott Musing Derick T-Inaiz and the entire The Fishermans Diary team you guys deserve a presidential honour.
Congratulations Congratulations Congratulations!!!!!!
Cameroon to the world.
Talk about breaking the entire building and rebuilding it!!! This is no more door opening baba!!!!”
The Fisherman’s diary tells the story of a young girl battling to get an education in a society where girl’s education is forbidden. It is directed by Enah Johnscott and produced by Kang Quintus. It stars Kang Quintus, Faith Fidel, Ramsey Noah, Godisz Fungwa, Laura Onyama,Ndamo Damarise, Cosson Chinepoh, Daphnie Njie, Neba Godwil and a host of other actors.
The 93rd Academy Awards ceremony, presented by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS), will honor the best films released between January 1, 2020, and February 28, 2021. It is scheduled to take place at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, on April 25, 2021.
Congratulations to the entire Cast and Crew of the Fisherman’s Diary.