AFRIFF Annual Globe Awards: 2019 Winners Announced

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 the 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!

Here’s a list of the winners of the night.


Special Mention
UNITED KINGDOM: Appreciation by Tomisin Adepeju

Best Student Short

Best Animation
NIGERIA: Malika – Warrior Queen by Roye Okupe

Best Short
ITALY: My Tyson by Claudio Casale


Best Documentary
KENYA: In Search by Beryl Magoko


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

The Africa International Film Festival (AFRIFF) conceived by Ms Chioma Ude is a world class showcase that presents a complete immersion into the world of film making with participation from local and international, actors, directors, scriptwriters, cinematographers, sound engineers, musicians, editors, light engineers, students, equipment manufacturers and businessmen.

The objectives are to develop the film industry to a level where the products compete favourably with their contemporaries all over world; provide a growth opportunity for these film industry professionals to eventually export their products to the world; facilitate access to investors, equipment, technical and skill acquisition through Festival organized fora and several capacity development workshops; complement government’s efforts at revamping small and medium scale enterprises (SMEs).

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