“Selanchi,” “Horizon Beautiful,” “Chefu,” “Yarefede Arada” and “Hello Ethiopia” are some funny Ethiopian comedies. A romantic comedy, “Selanchi” won an award at the New York International Film Festival for Best International Romantic Comedy Feature. It screened at the fourth Ethiopian International Film Festival and won three awards.
A 2013 film, “Horizon Beautiful” is directed by Stefan Jager. The movie starred Shitaye Abraha, Mamush Alemayheu and Alemayehu as prominent characters. The movie is set in Ethiopia. While on a promotional tour to Ethiopia, a Swiss soccer magnate accidentally becomes part of a fake kidnapping. A 12-year-old kid becomes his liberator, and the rest of the story revolves around how the two interact and get out of the mess.