AFRIFF Ends In Glamour

By Ikenga Chronicles November 27, 2016

AFRIFF Ends In Glamour

The si‎xth African International Film Festival (AFRIFF) came to an end with a star- studded Globe Award at the Eko Convention Center, Eko Hotel and Suites, Victoria Island, Lagos. This is follows a week of screening of over 150 movies and documentaries, including workshops and industry sessions.

The event which was hosted by ‎Nollywood actress, Kemi Lala Akindoju and TV presenter, Uti Nwachukwu, was attended by top dignitaries from the business and political class, and filmmakers from Africa and beyond, whose films screened at the week-long event.

Tagged “The Broadway Show”, the closing ceremony thrilled guests to breathtaking shows, including duets and a mind- blowing tribute to the late Afro-beat legend, Fela Anikulapo-Kuti, led by actor Gideon Okeke.

The event also celebrated winners , as  ’76–a movie about events that heralded and succeeded the military coup d’état which led to the demise of General Murtala Ramat Muhammed, and directed by Izu Ojukwu– won four awards including – Best Screenplay, Best Feature Film, Best Actor, Best Director.

Renowned Nollywood actress, Bimbo Akintola, won Best Lead Actress for her role in the movie, 93 Days. Green White Green by Abba Makama won the Oronto Douglas Award for Best Nigerian film, while Ghanaian filmmaker and animator, Agorkoli Francis Brown, won Best Animation with a price tag of N200,000.

Other recipients include the beneficiaries of AFRIFF/Ford Foundation scholarship to the University of Montana, United States, for further training in different aspects of filmmaking.

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