Dilman Dila

Scifi/Fantasy Writer and Filmmaker  


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Dilman Dila is author of a critically acclaimed collection of short stories, A Killing in the Sun. He has been listed in several prestigious prizes, including the Gerald Kraak Award (2016), BBC International Radio Playwriting Competition (2014), and the Commonwealth Short Story Prize (2013). His films include the masterpiece, What Happened in Room 13 (2007), which attracted over six million views on Youtube, and The Felistas Fable (2013), which was nominated for Best First Feature at Africa Movie Academy Awards (2014), and which was Film of the Year at Uganda Film Festival (2014). His second feature film, Her Broken Shadow, is a scifi set in a futuristic Africa. Now on the festival run, it has screened in places like Durban International Film Festival. More of his life and works are online at www.dilmandila.com and you can watch his films on you YouTube channel www.youtube.com/dilstories

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  • Sci-fi Fantasy Horror