Africa International Film Festival

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Africa International Film Festival
AFRIFF logo.png
AFRIFF official logo
LocationTinapa, Calabar, Nigeria
Founded2010
LanguageInternational
Websitewww.afriff.com

The Africa International Film Festival (AFRIFF) is an annual film festival that takes place in Nigeria. It was founded in 2010[1][2] by Chioma Ude,[3] The event normally spans through a week and it includes award shows and film training classes. Keith Shiri, the founder/director of Africa at the Pictures is the Artistic Director of the festival.[4][5]

Africa International Film Festival events[edit]

2010 Africa International Film Festival[edit]

The 2010 Africa International Film Festival was held in Port Harcourt from 1 December 2010 to 5 December 2010. The festival followed after its first official announcement at the 6th Africa Movie Academy Awards. The 5 day event featured several activities that included workshop, screenings, film premiere, awards night & a fashion show. The event featured performances from P-Square and Duncan Mighty. The theme for the year was "Africa Unites". Eligible submissions must have been produced after 1 January 2009 and submitted before 31 August 2010 [6][7][8][9]

Award Winners[edit]

Award Winner
Best People’s Choice Award Working Girl by Nigel Trellis (Antigua+Barbuda)
Best Animation URS by Montz Mayerhofer (Germany)
Best Short Film Pumzi by Wanuri Kahiu (Kenya)
Best Documentary Stolen by Daniel FallShaw (Australia)
Best Feature Film Soul Boy by Hawa Essuman (Kenya/Germany)

2011 Africa International Film Festival[edit]

The 2011 Africa International Film Festival took place from 30 November 2011 to 3 December 2011 in Lagos. The event was sponsored by Arik Air and submissions were open from March 30 to July 30 2011.[10] Leila Djansi's Ties That Bind opened the ceremony with its premiere at Genesis Deluxe Cinemas.[11] The event was anchored by Rita Dominic and IK Osakioduwa. Lynn Whitfield was the ambassador of the festival. P-Square performed at the Oriental Hotel on the final day of the event.[12][13]

Award Winners[edit]

Award Winner
Best Animation Le Parrain by lazare sie Pale (Burkina Faso)
People's Choice Award The Education of Auma Obama by Branwen Okpako(Kenya)
Best Short Film Blissi N'Diaye by Nicolas Sawaco (France)
Best Documentary The Unbroken Spirit
Best Feature Film Aramotu by Niji Akanni (Nigeria)

2013 Africa International Film Festival[edit]

The 2013 Africa International Film Festival was held from 10 November 2013 to 17 November 2013 at Tinapa, Cross River.[14] The event was hosted by Darey Art Alade and TV personality, Michelle Dede. The event was sponsored by UBA.[15] South African film Of Good Report won the Best Feature Film.[16][17][18]

Award Winners[edit]

Award Winner
Best Feature Film Of Good Report (South Africa)
President’s Best Authentic Nigerian Film The Meeting by Mildred Okwo
Best Director Roberta Durrant for Felix
Best Film Screenplay iNumber Number
Best Actor Desmond Elliot (Lies Men Tell)
Best Actress Uche Jombo (Lies Men Tell)
Special Jury Mention Rita Dominic and Omoni Oboli
Best Student Film Sodiq by Adeyemi Michael
Best Short Film Adamt by Zalem Worldmariam (Ethiopia)
Special Jury Mention Beleh by Eka Christa Assam (Cameroun)
Special Mention Africa Shafted
Best Documentary The Virgin, the Copts and Me
Jury Special Prize Virgin Margarida by Licinio Azevedo

2014 Africa International Film Festival[edit]

The 2014 Africa International Film Festival was held from 9 November 2014 to 16 November 2014 at Tinapa, Cross River. [19][20]

Award Winners[edit]

Award Winner
Best Feature Film October 1 (Kunle Afolayan) - Nigeria
Best Nigerian Film Ojuju (C.J. Obasi) - Nigeria
Best Director Andrew Dosunmu (Mother of George) - Nigeria
Best Screenplay October 1 (Tunde Babalola) - Nigeria
Best Actor Sadiq Daba (October 1) - Nigeria
Best Actress Thishiwe Ziqubu (Hard to Get) - South Africa
Best Short Film Stiff (Samantha Nell)
Best Documentary The Supreme Price (Joana Lipper)
Best Student Short Aissa’s Story (Iquo Essien)
Audience Choice Gone Too Far! (Destiny Ekaragha)
Outstanding Jury Award Om Amira (Naji Ismail)

2015 Africa International Film Festival[edit]

Awards Winners[edit]

Award Winner
Outstanding Jury Award Hex by Clarence Peters
Best Student Short Film Joy by Solomon Onita
Best Animation Legacy of Rubies by Ebele Okoye
Best Short Film on the Continent Alma by Christa Eka Amaka
Audience Choice Awards Silent Tears by Ishaya Bako
Best Actor Charlie Vundla
Best Actress Fulu Mughovani (Ayanda)
Best Screenplay The Price of Love
Best Documentary Eighteam
Oronto Douglas Award for Best Nigerian Film Reflections (Desmond Elliot)
Best Director Raja Amari
Best Feature Film Fevers by Hicham Ayouch

2016 Africa International Film Festival[edit]

The 2016 AFRIFF Globe Awards held on Saturday, November 19, 2016, at Eko Hotel and Suites, Victoria Island, Lagos, Nigeria.

Awards Winners[edit]

Award Winner
Special Jury Prize Vaya by Akin Omotoso
Best Short Film Lodgers by Keni Ogunlola
Audience Choice Award Slow Country
Best Actor Ramsey Nouah ('76)
Best Actress Bimbo Akintola (93 Days)
Best Screenplay '76 by Emmanuel Okomanyi
Best Documentary Nowhere to Run by Dan McCain
Oronto Douglas Award for Best Nigerian Film Green White Green by Abba Makama
Best Director Izu Ojukwu ('76)
Best Feature Film '76 by Izu Ojukwu
Special Jury Mentions Somkele Idhalama (93 Days)
Ifeanyi Dike (Green White Green)

2017 Africa International Film Festival[edit]

Awards Winners[edit]

Award Winner
Best Actor Ibrahim Koma, Wulu (Mali)
Best Actress Lydia Forson, Keteke (Ghana)
Special Jury Mention Alter Ego by Moses Inwang (Nigeria)
Oronto Douglas Award for Best Nigerian Film Hakkunde by Oluseyi Amuwa (Nigeria)
Best Screenplay: Dauda Coulibali, Wulu (Mali)
Best Director Alain Gomis, Felicité (Senegal)
Audience Choice Award The Lost Café by Kenneth Gyang (Nigeria)
Best Student Short Film The Fall (South Africa)
Best Short Film 1745 by Gordon Napier (UK)
Best Animation Huse Met Lang Ore (South Africa)
Best Documentary We Have Never Been Kids by Mahmood Soliman (Egypt)
Best Feature Film I Am Not a Witch by Rungano Nyoni (Zambia/UK)
Best French Language Film Wulu (Mali)

2018 Africa International Film Festival[edit]

The 8th annual AFRIFF was held from November 11 to 17, 2018 at Twin Waters Entertainment Center in Lagos, Nigeria.[21][22]

Awards Winners[23][24][edit]

Award Winner
Best Feature Film Azali (Ghana)
Special Jury for Outstanding Film Not in My Neighbourhood (South Africa)
Best Director Jahmil X.T. Qubeka, Sew the Winter to My Skin (South Africa)
Best Screenplay Azali (Ghana)
Best Short Coat of Harms (Nigeria)
Best Animation A Kalabanda Ate My School Work (Uganda)
Best Student Short Imfura (Rwanda)
Documentary - Special Mention Cantadoras. Musical Memories of Life and death in Colombia (COLOMBIA)
Best Documentary Ramothopo the Centenarian (South Africa)
Best Male Performance Ezra Mabengeza, Sew the Winter to My Skin (South Africa)
Best Female Performance Asana Alhassan, Azali (Ghana)
Viewers Choice Award Kasala! (Nigeria)

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