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The just-concluded Africa International Film Festival (AFRIFF) left many with feelings of joy and accomplishment. For Akin Omotosho, the take-home feeling was pride as his movie, “The Ghost and the House of Truth”, took three awards home.

Breakthrough Nigerian production, Roye Okupe‘s “Malika – Warrior Queen”, won best animation and “Rattlesnakes” by Julius Amedume won best feature film.

Here’s the 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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