AWARD 2021

The Quibdo Africa Film Festival has selected 43 productions from 25 different countries for the event, which will be held in person in Pointe-Noire and in virtual mode for Colombia and the rest of the world from 14 to 18 September 2021.
After extensive screening sessions and reflections on the 277 films registered on the festival platform, the curators are pleased to announce today the official selection.  The films were evaluated by a jury composed of directors, actors, journalists and film critics.
Below, the films and directors awarded for the second edition of the Quibdo Africa Film Festival.

Chakero
Wata
Heaven Reaches Down to Earth
Al-Sit
Number 10
Overcome Beloved
Mofiala
The Star
Residue
Rapsodia Negra
Chakero
Sébastien Kamba
Merawi Gerima

Merawi Gerima

WINNER "Residue" By Merawi Gerima Best Feature Film Prize United States Feature - 90' MERAWI GERIMA Gerima is a filmmaker from Washington DC. This origin informs his work and his community-centered orientation. RESIDUE, his first feature, was a total communal endeavor, made possible primarily by the effort of the people it attempts to portray. Following its world premiere at the Slamdance Film Festival, RESIDUE was honored with the festival’s Audience

Tebogo Malebogo

Tebogo Malebogo

WINNER "Heaven reaches down to earth" By Tebogo Malebogo Best Script Prize South Africa Short - 10' Tebogo Malebogo is a South African director. His first short, Mthunzi (2019), premiered at Locarno and New York Film Festival. It was awarded the Special Jury Award at AFI Fest. His sophomore short, Heaven Reaches Down to Earth (2020), screened at Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival and Chicago International Film Festival.

Suzannah Mirghani

Suzannah Mirghani

WINNER "Al-Sit" By Suzannah Mirghani SUDU Prize Best Short Film Sudan Short - 20' Suzannah Mirghani is a writer, researcher, and independent filmmaker. She is a media studies and museum studies graduate and publishes creative and scholarly work on a variety of social issues. Being of multicultural Sudanese and Russian backgrounds, she is most interested in stories that examine the complexity of identity.

Florence Bamba

Florence Bamba

WINNER "Number 10" By Florence BAMBA Best DOP Prize France Short - 13'42

Ronan McKenzie/Joy Yamusangie

Ronan McKenzie/Joy Yamusangie

WINNER "WATA" By Ronan McKenzie and Joy Yamusangie Best Soundtrack Prize United Kingdom Short - 13'44 Ronan Mckenzie is a freelance photographer and stylist from Walthamstow, north east London. Joy Yamusangie is a visual artist currently working in London. Specialising in illustration, Yamusangie experiments with a range of traditional processes such as drawing, painting and collaging to produce mixed media pieces.

Kpadenou Boris

Kpadenou Boris

WINNER "Mofiala" By Kpadenou Boris Best Animation Film Prize Togo Animation - 26' KPADENOU Kossi Hunkpati alias Boris KPADENOU is a 2D animated film director of Togolese nationality. Born on May 2, 1982 in Aklakou in the Prefecture of the Lakes, Boris did all his school studies in Lomé leading to a baccalaureate diploma. After university studies in Language and Communication Sciences (2004), Sociology (2005), Corporate Communications, he launched into his passion: drawing.

Lucas Silva

Lucas Silva

WINNER "Rapsodia Negra" By Lucas Silva Best Documentary Jury Prize Colombia Documentary - 84' I am a filmmaker and screen writer. During 15 years I realized documentaries on afro-Colombian culture, ethnic minorities, and other popular cultures of my country, Colombia. The major part of my work is devoted to the heritage of the African culture and its presence in America.

Kevin Mavakala

Kevin Mavakala

WINNER "The Star" By Kevin Mavakala Best National Short Film RD Congo Short - 11'25 Born in Kinsahsa on May 4, 1997, Kevin Mavakala is a writer, director, producer, distributor and founder of Pole Corporation, a film production and distribution company. Kevin directed Les devoirs his very first film (Revelation of the Year Award and Best Male Performance at the 4th Edition of Fickin Film Festival) and in 2018.

Alejandro Angel and Alejandro Ceballos

Alejandro Angel and Alejandro Ceballos

WINNER "Chakero" By Alejandro Angel and Alejandro Ceballos Best DOP Prize Colombia Short - 15'06 Alejandro Ángel T. is an Audiovisual producer and documentary filmmaker, he is currently Executive Producer of Armadillo: New Media & Films, Director of #NarrarElFuturo: Creative Commons & New Media Bogotá Film Festival, from where he coordinates the experimental spaces #NewMediaLab and # HackathonVR360, and General Tutor of the Project 360 Filmmakers lead by CDI and Facebook Colombia.

Nthabiseng Mosieane

Nthabiseng Mosieane

WINNER "Overcome Beloved" By Nthabiseng Mosieane Special Mention of Honor South Africa Short - 24' Holding a B.Tech in Filmmaking from the Tshwane University Of Technology, Nthabiseng Mosieane is a South African Scriptwriter and Director. Having worked in the industry for several years, Nthabiseng’s breakthrough short film ‘Overcome Beloved’ received a nomination from the Writers Guild of South Africa 2020 Muse Awards for Outstanding Achievement in Writing.