AWARD 2020

It was a different experience, not being able to see the public, not hearing the smiles, the reactions and above all not being able to be in Quibdó makes a big difference. However, as it is time to assume this difficulty as a learning experience. We learned a lot from the production of an online festival, we learned from the audience of social networks and how the current global situation has changed us a lot personally, professionally, daily, I think we now give each moment a special value, I think we now recognize the value of the encounter and the embrace and I think that in all this transformation the cinema has accompanied us a lot. I believe that now we value very much the courage of each person who sets out to make a film, because those films that are accompanying us have become part of our home. 

We have celebrated four days of African and Diaspora cinema offering films from 26 countries and three events on "Afro Women and their Resistance", "Cinema and Social Leaders" and "New Afro Narratives". 

Below, the films and directors awarded for the second edition of the Quibdo Africa Film Festival.

Cuentos cortos con títulos largos
Pelo Bonito
Mthunzi
Balole, the golden wolf
Duga, the scavengers
Khartoum offside

WINNER "Cuentos cortos con titulos largos" By Juan VARGAS Best National Short Film Colombia Animation - 5'11 Illustrator and designer, born in the caribbean coast and living in Bogotá. Interested in viewing the world with a different lens and enjoying the life through arts.

WINNER "Pelo Bonito" By Sara J. ASPRILLA PALOMITO Best National Documentary Colombia Documentary - 18'37 Sara J. Asprilla Palomino was born in Bahía Solano, Chocó, in 1997. She is currently finishing her studies in Multimedia Engineering at the University of San Buenaventura Medellín.

WINNER "Mthunzi" By Tebogo MALEBOGO Best International Short Film South Africa Short - 8'35 Born in the United Kingdom and raised in Canada, Kenya, and South Africa, Tebogo Malebogo is a Writer, director, producer currently based in Cape Town.

WINNER "Balole, the golden wolf" By Aicha Chloe BORO Best International Documentary Burkina Faso Documentary - 60'05 French and Burkinabé writer and filmmaker Chloé Aïcha BORO, after studying modern literature, began as a journalist in the print media. She starts to documentary with a first feature film, Farafin ko, which has won many awards.

WINNER "Duga, the scavengers" By Abdoulaye DAO & Eric LENGANI Best Feature Film Burkina Faso Feature - 90' Abdoulaye DAO is part of the second generation of directors from Burkina Faso. He is a graduate of the institutes of film formations in Africa. Hervé Eric LENGANI was first in front of the camera, before going behind the camera.

WINNER "Khartoum offside" By Marwa ZEIN Best Director Sudan Documentary - 75' Marwa Zein, Award Winning Sudanese Film Director, Script Writer and Producer for her acclaimed debut 'Khartoum Offside' and acclaimed short fiction films 'A game' and 'One week, Two days'.