WINNERS OF THE YAA ASANTEWA-UNDP AWARD - $3,000 Each for 6 Categories

The Yaa Asantewa-UNDP awards celebrates filmmakers that go deep and tell stories that resonate to promote global good and to ensure that the sustainable development goals (SDGs) become a reality for all... Black Star International film festival is excited to introduce 6 awards categories for the year. Each award has a value of 3000$; with the goal of empowering the winning filmmaker to start a new project that promotes the SDGs. We use this opportunity to say thank you to all our sponsors for making this possible, especially the UNDP for reaffirming the importance of film in impacting National development by using film to promote the SDGs

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BSIFF is very excited to announce the line up for 2017. 16 countries made it through...

BSIFF is proud to announce the opening and closing film: Academy award winning Moonlight and critically acclaimed A United Kingdom

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30 films made it through the 2017 festival and we would like to congratulate all filmmakers who made it through!

- BEST FEATURE FILM: Call me thief - Daryne Joshua (South Africa)

- BEST STUDENT DIRECTOR: Zenith - Ellie Foumbi (United States/Cameron)

- BEST FEMALE LEAD: Xolo - Angela Neiman (Italy)

- BEST MALE DIRECTOR: Dem Dem - Christophe Rolin/ Pape Bouname Lopy/ Marc Recchia (Belgium/Senegal)

- BEST MALE LEAD: Apricot Groves - Pedram Ansari (Armenia)

- BEST FEMALE DIRECTOR: Black Barbie - Comfort Arthur (Ghana)


Moonlight A chronicle of the childhood, adolescence and burgeoning adulthood of a young, African-American, gay man growing up in a rough neighborhood of Miami.

Moonlight

A chronicle of the childhood, adolescence and burgeoning adulthood of a young, African-American, gay man growing up in a rough neighborhood of Miami.


A United Kingdom

The story of King Seretse Khama of Botswana and how his loving but controversial marriage to a British white woman, Ruth Williams, put his kingdom into political and diplomatic turmoil.


Mr. Abequaye receives life-time achievement award in recocognition of his years of service to the sector in Ghana and the continent

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