18TH AIFF: 1,952 ENTRIES FROM 61 COUNTRIES RECEIVED, 113 FILMS SELECTED AND GUNNING FOR HONOURS.

Share This
By: Admin.
The 18TH ABUJA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL is pleased to announce the nominees for the 18th Abuja International Film Festival scheduled for the beautiful City of Abuja, from 1st to 4th November 2021.
A total of 1,952 films were received from 61 Countries as entries for the 18th Edition and of these numbers 113 films were selected from the following Genre of Features, Shorts, Documentaries, Experimental and Animations.
According to Fidelia Duker, the Festival Communication Officer, she informed the Media that the festival was excited to be back as a physical one after the 2020 edition that was pure hybrid and on virtual in its entirety.
The 2021 Edition will be Physical with all COVID-19 protocols observed as a part of the festival will also be virtual.
This year the festival jury has chosen a total of 31 films and filmmakers as nominees who will be gunning for the different categories of the prestigious awards on the 4th of November 2021 in Abuja.
The nominees are as follows:
EFERE OZAKO OUTSTANDING EXPERIMENTAL FILM
✓ESCAPE FROM A GOOD PRISON – SLOVAKIA
✓AICHA’S DRESS – TUNISIA.
✓THE TAILOR – ISREAL.
✓SUPER DAD – UNITED STATES.
✓BOY MEETS GIRL – NIGERIA.
✓SELFTHERAPHY – BELGIUM.
✓MARYAM – UNITED KINGDOM.
OUTSTANDING SHORT FILM (NIGERIA)
✓I AM SOMEBODY – Tyna Ezenma
✓S O J A – Peter Fada
✓LAST STRAW –   CHRIS IHEUWA
✓48 HOURS – Ben C Chiadike
✓THE NEW ANCESTORS – MNENA AKPERA
✓BOUND (LOST IN MOMENT) – Prince Augustine Egwuonwu
✓WHAT SHE WROTE – OKECHUKWU OKU
OUTSTANDING FEATURE FILM (FOREIGN):
✓LOVE LABORATORY – China – Muchao Wang, Fangmin Wang
✓SHAMBALA – Kyrgyzstan – Artykpai Suyundukov
✓Regret – Mali – Anas Awal
✓H.P LOVECRAFT’S WITCH HOUSE – United States – Bobby Easley
✓ILLUSION – Cameroon – Slyvain B Boayaga
✓THERAPY – Cameroon – Anurin Nwunembom, Musing Derrick
✓LOST – Morocco – Driss Roukhe
SEGUN OLUSOLA OUTSTANDING DOCUMENTARY FILM
✓HOMO PEREGRINUS – Poland – Andrzej Swiech
✓GEORGE FLOYD: SAY THEIR NAMES – United States -Christopher R. Owens, Alyssa Dann(student)
✓THE HERO’S WALK – NIGERIA – TOLULOPE AWOBIYI
✓SEARCHING FOR WILLIAM – FRANCE – Saetbyeol Kim
✓LONLY TOGETHER – Indonesia – Rendro Aryo
✓GOLDEN FISH, AFRICAN FISH – Senegal – Thomas Grand, Moussa Diop Senegal
✓Kashmir Pandit “The Invincible Refugees” 30 years in Exile – India – Sanjay Raina.
OUTSTANDING SHORT FILM (FOREIGN):
✓THE WHEEL – Turkey – Metin EWR
✓FIGHT BACK – Isreal – Loren Trabelsi
✓COLONIA – France – Thibault Rigaud
✓”FOUR MOTHERLESS CHILDREN” – United States – ✓Ralph Isenberg, Joe De La Fuente
✓NORTH OF THE NIGHT – France – Olivier Simon
✓HELLO YESTERDAY (A short silent film) – United States – IMOLE LADIPO
✓BROTHER – Netherlands – Lisanne Sweere
OUTSTANDING FEATURE FILM (NIGERIA):
✓COAT OF ALMS  Blessing Egbe
✓LOVE CASTLE  Desmond Elliot
✓LOCKDOWN Moses Imwang
✓HOME SPRING’S ETERNAL Biodun Stephens
✓BALOKUN Olamide Wale Akinmolayan
✓THE STUDIO Muuyideen Sasiliu Ayinde, Wale Asifat, Wale Banjoko.
✓BEN FROM DOWNSTAIRS  ANITA Anwunah
OUTSTANDING STUDENT FILM:
✓LONLY TOGETHER – Indonesia – Rendro Aryo
✓ESCAPE FROM A GOOD PRISON – Slovakia – Erik Jasan
✓THE TAILOR – Isreal – Inbal Selah
✓HOME  – China – Yang Yang
✓RUSSIAN NOVEL  – Italy – Rossana Reccia, Alberto Vianello
✓COO-COO – RUSSIA – Svetlana Belorussova
✓STAGES – Nigeria – Spurgeon Obi-Eke
OUTSTANDING MALE ACTOR:
✓Jide Kosoko – Nigeria – LOVE Castle
✓Efa Iwara – Nigeria – Lockdown Heat
✓Jacob Ewang – Cameroon – The Last Judgement
✓Blossom Chukwujekwu – Nigeria – Hope Springs Eternal.
✓Shawn Faqua – Nigeria – Coat of Alms.
✓Lateef Adedimeji – Nigeria – The Studio.
OUTSTANDING FEMALE ACTOR:
✓Kehinde Bankole – Nigeria – LOVE Castle.
✓Wilette Max Kanlisou – Benin – The King’s Cane.
✓Jumoke Odetola – Nigeria – the studio
✓Mouna Rmiki – Morocco – Lost.
✓Juliet Njemanze – Nigeria – Ben from Downstairs
✓NSE Ikpe Etim – Nigeria – The Wait.
OUTSTANDING FILM DIRECTING:
✓Blood Hound – Nuhu Daylop – Nigeria.
✓Theraphy – Anurin Nwunembom, Musing Derrick – Cameroon
✓North of the Night – Oliver Simon – France
✓Balokun – Olamide Wale Akinmolayan – Nigeria
✓Lockdown – Moses Inwang – Nigeria
✓Everywhere, Anywhere – Felipe Ferreira Paraguassu – China
✓LOVE Laboratory – Muchao Wang, Fangmin Wang – China
✓Lost – Driss Roukhe – Morocco
OUTSTANDING FILM MUSIC SCORE:
✓North of the Night – France
✓Ben from Downstairs – Nigeria
✓Tara’s Diary – Nigeria
✓No1 – Nigeria
✓Edeleyo – Nigeria
✓Shambala – Kyrgyzstan
✓Coat of Alms – Nigeria
FESTIVAL MENTION FOR NARRATIVE:
✓Beatrice Ogunmola – LOVE Castle – Nigeria
✓Chris Iheuwa – End Game – Nigeria
✓Oliver Simon – North of the Night – France
✓Balokun – Olamide Akinmolayan – Nigeria
✓Edeleyo – Gbovo Eriamiantoe – Nigeria
✓Regret – Anas Mohammed – Mali
✓24hrs in Beijing – LAURENCE caroll brahm – USA
✓Virago – Kerli Kirch Schneider – Estonia.
Abuja International Film Festival Golden Jury Award:
✓North of Night – France
✓LOVE laboratory – China
✓LOVE castle – Nigeria
✓Lockdown – Nigeria
✓Shambala – Kyrgyzstan
✓Lost – Morroco
✓Balokun – Nigeria.
As the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic has put a strain on in-person film experiences, this is a great opportunity to better utilize digital resources. We also want to encourage filmmakers to engage in digital resources, especially online platforms like the hybrid screenings through our www.fad360tv.com.
According to Fidelia, she has promised an engaging experience at the festival this year.

Amawu Cletus Albert Amawu

I'm a Journalist, Host of The Verdict, your voice of conscience on FAD FM 93.1, Calabar, an Administrator, Activist and Social Change Agent.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Next Post

2021 INTERNATIONAL CANCER WEEK: "CANCER CARE FOR ALL THROUGH STRATEGIC ADVOCACY AND INVESTMENT" DR. LINDA AYADE'S NGO: CROWEI AND SCHOOL-BASED HEALTH CLUB'S AS ADVOCACY MODELS.

Wed Oct 27 , 2021
Share This By: ULAYI, Emmanuel. Her Excellency Dr. (Mrs.) Linda Ayade delivered a talk, sharing her experiences about Cancer care during a symposium as part of activities to mark the 2021 International Cancer Week. The event which was organized by First Ladies Against Cancer, FLAC, under the theme ‘Cancer Care […]