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Dolapo is Fine, a short film co-written and co-produced by Nigerian novelist Chibundu Onuzo, is one of five finalists for the 2020 American Black Film Festival’s Annual HBO Short Film Competition.

Onuzo shared the news on Instagram, noting that Dolapo is Fine is the only entry from outside the United States to emerge finalist for the competition.

Directed by Ethosheia Hylton and starring Gina McKee, Pamela Nomvete and Joseph Mydell, Dolapo is Fine is “a story about a young black girl’s relationship with her hair and name, and how it helps her understand who she really is.”

Now in its 23rd year, the American Black Film Festival’s Short Film Competition is sponsored by leading American television network HBO and is regarded as “one of the most prestigious short film showcases in the US.”

Slated to kick off the 2020 American Black Film Festival, the winner will receive a cash prize of $10,000 and each finalist $5,000.

Congrats to Onuzo and the production team!

See movie stills below.

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