The Globe Awards on Saturday night marked the end of the 2017 Africa International Film Festival (AFRIFF)


The Globe Awards on Saturday night marked the end of the 2017 Africa International Film Festival (AFRIFF)

Nollywood stars who attended the event include, Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde, Kate Henshaw, Ramsey Nouah, Kunle Afolayan, Chioma Chukwuka-Akpotha, Kunle Idowu, Olu Jacobs, Bolanle Austen-Peters, Ini Dima Okojie, Linda Ejiofor, Hilda Dokubor, Uru Eke, Baaj Adenine, Omoye Uzamere, Nonso Bassey and Fred Amata.

The AFRIFF jury was presided by scholar, Janaina Oliveira. Other members of the jury include Florian Plaucheur (AFP), Jahman Anikulapo, Mildred Okwo and Joke Silva.

Wulu (Mali), Felicite (Senegal) and Nigeria’s Hakkunde were some of the big winners and their 250,000 Naira cheques, each, were presented by Access Bank. Ghana’s Lydia Forson was named Best Actress for her role in Keteke while Ibrahim Koma received the Best Actor Globe for his work in Wulu. The Best Feature Film Globe, and 500,000 Naira prize money went to the opening night film, I am Not a Witch (Zambia/UK)

The Africa International Film Festival is an annual weeklong, all-encompassing world class showcase that ran from 29, October to 4, November 2017.

About 150 carefully selected feature lengths, shorts, documentaries and student films were screened this year. The festival also includes talent development classes, industry workshops and inspiring creative discussions.

See full list of winners:

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

Wulu (Mali)

Best Director

Alain Gomis, Felicite (Senegal)

Audience Choice Award

The Lost Café (Nigeria)

Best Student Short

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)

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See trailer for Lost Café:


By Dika Ofoma, an intern at Linjust

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