Cry Rosa wins main festival prize at Mo&Friese
Cry Rosa picked up the main festival prize in Hamburg at the Mo&Friese Short Film Festival. The jury is made up of talented German children and teenagers judging international short films with a cash prize of €1250.
Jury Statement:We, the jury, give the Mo Award to the film ‘Cry Rosa’ because the film’s content was easy for kids of our age to understand and made us think. The film deals with racism, and we liked Rosa’s role a lot. She always bounces back and shows strength. She can be a role model for other people. The film is exciting and very sad and we never got bored watching it. Watching it was like a trip to the past, everything looked very real. We especially liked the happy end, because it shows that you should never allow yourself to get cowed by others.
Pure O: Thinking the Unthinkable
Pure O: Thinking the Unthinkable is a 14 minute film examining the mental health condition known as Pure O, an extreme and rare form of OCD. A Real Stories Original, Directed and Produced by Emma-Rosa Dias and Peter Neill for Little Dot Studios and with additional funding support from NI Screen. It’s currently making a huge impact on Real Stories YouTube Channel and spreading much needed awareness.
IFTA: Cry Rosa nominated for Best Live Action Short Film at the Irish Film & Television Awards 2018
A music obsessed mixed-race girl questions her identity when she becomes the victim of bullying in 1980s Belfast. Starring Kelly Gough as Marie, Martin McCann as Mr McNally, Grace Fleming as Rosa
Speaking after the nominations were announced, Emma-Rosa Dias said:
“Afro-Mic Productions are honoured to be recognised by IFTA for our first ever short Drama production ‘Cry Rosa’. This is a big deal for a small indie and we look forward to celebrating with a wealth of Irish talent at the awards!"
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Emma-Rosa delivers keynote speech at RTS NI Student Awards 2018
The Royal Television Society Northern Ireland (RTS NI) Student Television Awards Winners were announced last night in Belfast at an awards ceremony hosted by TV presenter Judith Hill, with the Joe McKinney memorial keynote speech delivered by Emma-Rosa Dias, MD of Afro-Mic Productions.
Emma-Rosa appears on UTV Life with Pamela Ballantine to discuss all things Afro-Mic
It's UTV Life's 100th episode featuring filmmaker Emma-Rosa Dias, Guinness World record-breaking bakers, and music from Danny Bryant and his blues band plus some highlights from the past 100 shows.