AFRIFF Award Winners Announced


The African International Film Festival (AFRIFF) has grown consistently over the years, and 2015 was undoubtedly their best year yet. 180 films screened from 8-14 November, with the star-studded awards ceremony rounding off a successful festival line-up.

The ceremony – which took place at the Eko Atlantic City on Victoria Island in Lagos – saw South African performers taking home some coveted awards. Fulu Mugovhani continues her streak of fame with Best Female Performance in Ayanda, while Charlie Vundla took home Best Male Performance for his role in Cuckold.

AFRIFF received over 600 film submissions, a significant increase from last year when just 250 were received. The fest also saw industry sessions take place during the week, as well as training sessions for student filmmakers

Here are all the winners of the 2015 edition of AFRIFF:

Best Short Film Alma Christa Eka Assam
Best Feature Film Fevers Hicham Ayouch
Best Animation The Legacy of Rubies Ebele Okoye
Oronto Douglas Award for Best Nigerian Film Reflections Desmond Elliot
Best Female Performance Ayanda Fulu Mugovhani  
Best Director Raja Amari  
Audience Choice Award Silent Tears Ushaya Bako
Best Screenplay Price of Love Hermon Hailay
Best Male Performance Cuckold Charlie Vundla
Best Documentary Eighteam Juan Rodriguez-Briso
Outstanding Jury Award Hex Clarence Peters
Best Student Short Joy Solomon Onita

Source: The Call Sheet