The Africa International Film Festival, AFRIFF, is an eight-day immersion into the world of African filmmaking – from feature films to documentaries – wrapped up last weekend with South African movies leading the pack of winners at the festival’s awards night, The Africa International Film Festival’s Globe Awards which held at The Twin Waters.
The event saw big African stars from Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde to Rita Dominic gracing the red carpet, and over three thousand entries which produced a thousand five hundred selections, the festival, a series of screenings, panel discussions, training, and sessions for school kids.
Best Actor: Ibrahim Koma, Wulu (Mali)
Best Actress: Lydia Forson, Keteke (Ghana)
Special Jury Mention: Alter Ego (Nigeria)
Oronto Douglas Award for Best Nigerian Film: Hakkunde (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 (UK)
Best Animation: Huse Met Lang Ore (South Africa)
Best Documentary: We Have Never Been Kids (Egypt)
Best Feature Film: I Am Not a Witch (Zambia/UK)
Best French Language Film: Wulu (Mali)