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Meet the Globe Awards Winners at AFRIFF 2019 hosted in partnership with US Consulate & Access Bank



Africa International Film Festival (AFRIFF) in partnership with Us Consulate, Lagos and Access Bank announced its winners for 2019 at its annual Globe Awards.

At its annual Globe Awards, which took place at Twin Waters, Oniru, Lagos last Saturday, the AFRIFF competition winners were announced in front of an audience of Filmmakers, industry tastemakers, special guests such as Peter Obi, Former Governor Anambra State and PDP Vice Presidential candidate 2019, Herbert Wigwe, Group Managing Director, Access Bank Group and the US Consul General, Claire Pierangelo and other dignitaries.

The night capped off a great week that revealed some very special filmmakers and showed once again why AFRIFF is definitely a staple in the global festival circuit. The night of awards was rounded off by a special award to a true ‘SHEROE’ in Lizzy Ovoeme.

And the winners are…..

Shorts Competition
Special Mention

  • United Kingdom: Appreciation by Tomisin Adepeju – Best Student Short
  • The United States of America: Linger by Edem Dotse – Best Animation
  • Nigeria: Malika – Warrior Queen by Roye Okupe – Best Short
  • Italy: My Tyson by Claudio Casale

Documentary Competition
Best Documentary

  • Kenya: In Search by Beryl Magoko

Fiction Competition
Special Mention

  • Ghana: Gold Coast Lounge by Pascal Aka

Best Male Performance

  • South Africa: Bongile Mantsai in Knuckle City

Best Female Performance

  • Nigeria:  Kate Henshaw in The Ghost & House of Truth

Best Screenplay

  • Rwanda: Ramata Sy for Our Lady of The Nile

Oronto Douglas Award for Best Nigerian Film

  • The Ghost & The House of Truth

Best Director

  • Nigeria: Akin Omotoso for The Ghost & The House of Truth

Best Feature Film

  • United States of America: Rattlesnakes by Julius Amedume

Audience Choice Award

  • United States of America: Rattlesnakes by Julius Amedume

Special Jury for outstanding film

  • Burkina Faso: Sankara is Not Dead by Lucie Viver

Peter Obi Legacy Award for Female Excellence

  • Lizzy Ovoeme


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