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Winners at the African Film Festival, Dallas

The African Film Festival – TAFF 2017, hosted in Dallas by Kelechi Eke (BigObi) reached a laudable climax with an Awards Gala event which held at the ultra modern Dallas City Performance Hall. The ceremony was hosted by veteran African Actor, Richard Mofe Damijo (RMD) who kept the audience alive with his captivating oratory comments and his bespoke ensemble.

TAFF had earlier opened on June 30, 2017 with multiple screening of submitted movies at the historic Texas Theater on Jefferson street, Dallas. The screenings continued on July 1st and 2nd at the African American Museum and eventually climaxed with the award gala on July 3rd.

TAFF 2017 WINNERS
  • BEST POSTER:  MICHAEL (KENYA)
  • BEST SCREENPLAY: WINTRY SPRING (EGYPT)
  • BEST TRAILER: 14:32 (GHANA)
  • BEST EMERGING FILMMAKER: ZEKARIAS TIBEBU MESFIN/EWIR AMORA KELABI (ETHIOPIA)
  • BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY: CORNERSTONE (UGANDA)
  • BEST SOUNDTRACK: TRANSFORMATION NORTHERN UGANDA BY LUCKY COSMIC FT. ANENA MISS. B & SHERRY PRINCESS/ A FILM FOR NORTHERN UGANDA (UGANDA)
  • BEST INDEGENOUS FILM: OLOIBIRI (NIGERIA)
  • BEST DOCUMENTARY SHORT: TELLING THE STORY OF SLAVERY (USA)
  • BEST NARRATIVE SHORT: M-001 (GABON)
  • BEST YOUNG TALENT: MAYOCHU ATEM-EBAI/ E DO (CAMEROON)
  • BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS: PAULA OBASEKI/REVERSE (CAMEROON)
  • BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR: DAVID MANUEL/CALL ME THIEF (SOUTH AFRICA)
  • BEST DIRECTOR: UDAK OBONG PATRICK/ JUST NOT MARRIED (NIGERIA)
  • BEST ACTRESS: YVONNE OKORO/BOXING DAY (NIGERIA)
  • BEST ACTOR: PAUL UTOMI/FAMILY (NIGERIA)
  • BEST DOCUMENTARY FEATURE: REMAND (UGANDA)
  • BEST NARRATIVE FEATURE: CALL ME THIEF (SOUTH AFRICA)
  • FILM LEGEND AWARD: RICHARD MOFE DAMIJO 

Richard Mofe Damijo

by Tosan Aduayi for Trendy Africa Magazine

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