As the eight edition of the Africa International Film Festival, AFRIFF, wraps up, South African movies led the pack of winners at the festival’s awards night, AFRIFF Globe awards.
The event, which held at Twin Waters, saw the opening film of the festival, ‘Sew the Winter to My Skin’ nabbing the award for Best Director.
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Three Nigerians, Stanlee Ohikuare and Adekunle “Nodash” Adejuyigbe made Nigeria proud when their movies won awards in two different categories.
30 Nigerian films made it to the final list of the 140 films that were screened at the 2018 edition of AFRIFF.
Ghana’s ‘Azali’ won two of the best categories as well as the award for the Best feature film at the festival in 2018.
Here’s a list of winners at the 2018 AFRIFF Globe Awards.
NIGERIA: Coat of Harms by Stanlee Ohikuare
UGANDA: A Kalabanda Ate My School Work by Raymond Malinga
Best Student Short
RWANDA: Imfura by Samuel Ishimwe
COLOMBIA: Cantadoras. Musical Memories of Life and death in Colombia by Maria Fernanda Carrillo
SOUTH AFRICA: Ramothopo the Centenarian by Riaan Hendricks
Poisonous Roses by Fawzi Saleh
Best Male Performance
SOUTH AFRICA: Ezra Mabengeza in Sew the Winter to My Skin
Best Female Performance
GHANA: Asana Alhassan in Azali
SOUTH AFRICA: Jahmil X. T. Qubeka for Sew the Winter to My Skin
GHANA: Kwabena Gyansah for Azali
Best Nigerian Film
The Delivery Boy by Adekunle “Nodash” Adejuyigbe
Best Feature Film
GHANA: Azali by Kwabena Gyansah
Special Jury for outstanding film
(usually fiction but Jury selected documentary for outstanding achievement overall)
SOUTH AFRICA: Not in My Neighbourhood by Kurt Orderson
Viewers choice award