Monday, 18 November 2019

#AFRIFF2019: Akin Omotosho‘s film ‘The Ghost and the House of Truth’ wins big- See full list of winners!


The Africa International Film Festival (AFRIFF) which takes place in Nigeria was founded in 2010 by Chioma Ude. This year’s edition held at FILMHOUSE CINEMAS at LANDMARK RETAIL VILLAGE from Sunday 10th of November to Saturday 16th November, 2019.

 Nigeria’s film maker, Akin Omotosho‘s film, “The Ghost and the House of Truth” was all glorious as it got three awards in three different categories. See full list of winners below…

Shorts Competition:

Special Mention
UNITED KINGDOM: Appreciation by Tomisin Adepeju

Best Student Short
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
Special Jury for outstanding film (usually fiction but Jury selected documentary for outstanding achievement overall)
BURKINA FASO: Sankara is Not Dead by Lucy Vivier

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
Peter Obi Legacy Award for Female Excellence
Lizzy Ovoeme




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