NAIROBI HALF LIFE WINS BEST AFRICAN FILM AT THE AFRICAN FILM DEV. AWARDS 2014
The 2014 edition of the African Film Development Awards held in grand stylesx during the 17th Zanzibar International Film Festival at the historic 450 years Old fort Amphitheatre by the Indian ocean in Zanzibar.
The event started at 20.00hrs with an introduction by ace British/Tanzanian fashion designer Farouque Abdela, host of this year's edition followed by an opening speech by AFDA CEO Mykel Parish who gave a brief history of his relentless efforts to promote African cinema and honor those who have contributed towards its growth.
The African Film Development Awards is geared at recognizing excellent individuals and organizations that have distinguished themselves in their contribution to the growth and development of African Cinema cultures.
Below are names of recipients of the African Film Development Awards 2014:
Award for best African Film - Nairobi half life/ Kenya
Future of African cinema award - David Tosh Gitonga/ Kenya
Boss Africa Magazine for best film journalist/blogger - Gerald Langiri/ Kenya
Best African Film Producer - Andy Boyo ( Spirit if the assassin/Cobra)/ Nigeria
Award for best new face of Nollywood - MIRIAM Orjiekwe/ Nigeria
Lifetime achievement award - Prof. Martin Mhando/ Tanzania and Hon. Richard Mofe Damijo/Nigeria
Eddyliz award for best African actor - AMR WAKED (winter of discontent)/ Egypt
Award for Best African actress - Florence MASEBE (Elelwani)/ South Africa
Award for best screenplay in an African Film - John Kallage (Network)/ Tanzania
Eddyliz Award for best African short film - Amil Shivji (Shoeshine)/Tanzania
Award for best jury review - Shadow Tree/ Tanzania
Award for Best Kiswahili film - Network/ John Kallage / Tanzania
Award for best African Film director - Faouzi Bensaidi (death for sale)/ Morocco
Award for best African Film promoter - Hans Christian Mahnke/ Namibia
Special achievement award for contribution to the development of African Cinema:
Steps entertainment ltd/ Distribution company/ Tanzania
Eddyliz Nigeria for their contribution to growing Nollywood.
Peace Anyiam Osigwe/ AMAA/ contribution to the growth of African cinema.
Africa Magic for helping to grow and sustain the African Film industry.
The 2015 African Film Development Awards will be unveiled during the Africa in Motion film festival this November in Scotland UK.
Mykel Parish Esq
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+234 803 0600 302
AFRICAN FILM DEVELOPMENT AWARDS (AFDA)
ZANZIBAR INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL OFFICE
P.O. BOX 3032
Tel: (+255) 754940094
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