The Africa International Film Festival (AFRIFF) held the 8th edition of the annual festival in Lagos-Nigeria, this past week. The festival climaxed with the 2018 Africa International Film Festival’s Globe Awards.

The diversity of the films that were screened and selected for various award categories, went along with the festival’s theme ‘Africa Unites’.

From East Africa, Raymond Malinga from Uganda won ‘Best Animation’ for A Kalabanda Ate My School Work, while Rwandan filmmaker, Samuel Ishimwe popularly known for the short film Imfura, got the ‘Best Student Short’. Malinga was also awarded 250,000 Naira (approx. $700).

Courtesy: ‘A Kalabanda Ate My school Work’


Ema Edosio’s first feature film Kasala, also won the ‘Audience Choice Award’. ‘Kasala’ follows a man named Tunji and his friends, who take Tunji’s much-beloved car for a joyride, while he’s away, and they get into an accident, crashing the car in Lagos. All in 6 hours. It’s a rollercoaster of events thereafter… Check out the trailer!

We congratulate all the winners!


Here are the winners this year:

Best Actor

Ezra Mabengeza, Sew the Winter to My Skin (South Africa)

Best Actress

Asana Alhassan, Azali (Ghana)

Special Jury Mention

Not in My Neighbourhood (South Africa)

Oronto Douglas Award for Best Nigerian Film

The Delivery Boy (Nigeria)

Best Screenplay

Azali (Ghana)

Best Director

Jahmil x. T. Qubeka, Sew the Winter to My Skin (South Africa)

Audience Choice Award

Kasala (Nigeria)

Best Student Short

Imfura (Rwanda)

Best Short Film

Coat of Harms (Nigeria)

Best Feature Film

Azali  (Ghana)

Best Animation

A Kalabanda Ate My School Work (Uganda)

Best Documentary

Ramothopo the Centenarian (South Africa)

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