Since its inaugural event in 2010 in Port Harcourt, Nigeria, the AFRIFF has been a hub for African and African diasporic filmmakers. Its aim is to promote up and coming and established African filmmakers and to expand the possibilties of a viable global African film industry.

Guest celebrities have included Lynn Whitfield, Tchina Arnold, Rockmond Dunbar, Malcom Jamal-Warner, Giancarlo Esposito, Eriq Ebounaey, Hakeem Kae Kazeem, Agbani Darego, and Chris Aire.

This year’s recently concluded festival was held from Nov 10-17 2013.

Winning films AFRIFF 2013:

Best Feature Film
‘Of Good Report’ (South Africa) directed by Jahmil XT Qubeka and starring Mothusi Magano and Petronella Tshuma.

President’s Best Authentic Nigerian Film
‘The Meeting’ by Mildred Okwo.

Best Director
Roberta Durrant for ‘Felix’


(‘Felix’ has also been awarded:

Best Film, Filmfest Hamburg Michel Children & Youth Film Festival 2013. 

Lucas Award – Best Film, Lucas International Children’s Festival 2013. 

Audience Award – Best Film, Durban International Film Festival 2013)

Best Film Screenplay
Inumber Number

Best Actor
Desmond Elliot ‘Lies Men Tell’

Best Actress
Uche Jombo ‘Lies Men Tell’

Special Jury Mention
Rita Dominic and Omoni Oboli

Best Student Film
‘Sodiq’ by Adeyemi Michael

Best Short Film
‘Adamt’ by Zalem Worldmariam (Ethiopia)

Special Jury Mention
‘Beleh’ by Eka Christa Assam (Cameroun)

Special Mention
‘Africa Shafted’

Best Documentary
‘The Virgin, the Copts and Me’

Jury Special Prize
‘Virgin Margarida’ by Licinio Azevedo

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