The African International Film Festival 2023 takes a bow with the closing Globe Awards ceremony.
Kicking off on November 5, 2023, with the opening screening of Oral the film festival ran the course of another five days, with several movie screenings and panel discussions.
The festival had an interesting inclusion of a seven-man jury led by Stephen ‘Dr.’ Love.
Here is the full list of 2023 AFRIFF winners:
Special Jury Prize
For the first award of the night, we have Babatunde Apalowo’s All the Colours of the World Are Between Black and White.
He shares the award with White Nanny Black Child, making it the first time in AFRIFF that two projects have won the award simultaneously.
Best Student Short Film
Man and Masquerade – Adekunle Blue
When Hearts Touch – Nkem Andrea Denchukwu
Best International Short Film
Nzu – Conscian Morgan
White Nanny Black Child – Andy Mundy-Castle
Best Performance (Male)
Gregory Ojefua – This is Lagos|Black Harvest
Best International Feature Film
Brothers – Darkhan Tulegenov
Audience Choice Award
I Do Not Come To You By Chance
Our Father The Devil – Ellie Foumbi
Tunde Babalola – Funmilayo Ransom Kuti
Oronto Douglas Best Feature
Funmilayo Ransom Kuti
Best Student Short – “Tales of the Browbeaten”
Best Animation – “The Song Maiden”
Best Short – “Contraband“
Best Documentary – “No U-Turn“
Audience Choice Award – “Choke”
Best Female Performance – Nimo Loveline in “The Planters Plantation”
Best Male Performance – Daniel Etim Effiong in “Kofa”
Oronto Douglas Award for Best Nigerian Film – ARDA’s “Beckma”
Best Screenplay – Jude Idada in “Kofa”
Best Director – Bahador Zamani in “Requinto”
Best Feature Film – “Kofa“
Best International Animation – “Afro Algorithms”
Best International Short Film – “Agogo”
Best International Documentary – “Dream’s Gate“