The Boss wins Namatan People’s Choice Award

Australian High Commissioner, Jenny Da Rin, and Digicel CEO, Yaser Maher, present the People’s Choice Award to Amando Leingkone for his film, The Boss.

The people of Vanuatu have spoken and voted Amando Leingkone’s entry in the Namatan Short Film Festival 2018, The Boss, the winner of the People’s Choice Award.

Over 4,000 votes were collected from across Efate, Malekula, Santo, Tanna and Torres to determine the winner.

Awarded by the Australian High Commissioner, Jenny Da Rin, and Digicel CEO, Yaser Maher, Amando took home a brand new Samsang Tablet A6. The Boss was also awarded second prize at the Namatan Finale in May.

“Namatan is the only film festival in Vanuatu and gives Vanuatu’s filmmakers an opportunity to tell local stories on a national stage. All our Namatan filmmakers are proud of the films they have produced. I encourage everyone to enter Namatan 2019 for your chance to tell your story and win great prizes,” said Ms Da Rin.

The Australian High Commission and its sponsors, ANZ Bank, Digicel, VBTC and Air Vanuatu would like to thank everyone involved in making this year’s festival a success.

A special mention to our local and international judges and the schools and chiefs of Tanna, Efate, Malekula and Santo who welcomed Namatan into their communities.

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