Nollywood’s Lancelot Imasuen & Kunle Afolayan Win BIG at the Pan African Film Festival Awards 2015 + FULL LIST of Winners


The 2015 Pan African Film & Arts Festival (PAFF) was held in Los Angeles, CA from February 5 – 16, 2015 with all screenings at the RAVE Cinemas.The Festival showcases over one hundred fifty (150) quality new films and over one hundred (100) fine artists and unique craft persons from the United States, Africa, the Caribbean, Latin America, South America, Europe, the South Pacific and Canada, all showcasing the diversity and complexity of people of African descent. The Festival also features special red carpet screenings and receptions, as well as a variety of other special events, including panels & workshops headed by industry professionals on various topics surrounding acting, directing and other film industry related topics.

Check out the full list of winners which includes Nollywood’s Lancelot Imasuen and Kunle Afolayan.

Best Feature Narrative

Difret (Ethiopia) Director: Zeresenay Berhane Mehari

Special Jury Recognition-Feature Narrative

Imperial Dreams (US) Director: Malik Vitthal

 Best Director-First Feature Narrative

Unsound (US) Director: Darious Britt

Special Jury Recognition-Director – First Feature Narrative

Christmas Wedding Baby (US) Director: Kiara C Jones

Best Documentary

The Case of the Three Sided Dream (US) Director: Adam Kahan

Special Jury Recognition-Documentary

Tales of the Grim Sleeper (US) Director: Nick Broomfield

Best Narrative Short

The Bravest, The Boldest (US) Director: Moon Molson

Special Jury Recognition-Short Narrative

Love Thyself (US) Director: Chris Bailey

Programmers’ Award-Narrative Feature

October 1 (Nigeria) Director: Kunle Afolayan

 Programmers’ Award-Documentary

Mary Lou Williams: The Lady Who Swings the Band (US) Director: Carol Bash

 Founders’ Award- Narrative

Triangle-Going to America (Sost Maezen) (Ethiopia) Director: Theodros Teshome Kebede

Founders’ Special Recognition

Invasion 1892 (Nigeria) Director: Lancelot Oduwa Imasuen

Founders’ Award-Documentary

The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution (US) Director: Stanley Nelson

CAPRI Capital Partners Award

The Man in 3B (US) Director: Trey Haley

 Audience Award—Documentary

Bound: Africans vs African Americans (US) Director: Peres Owino

 Audience Award—Narrative Feature (tie)

The Two of Us (Thina Sobabili) (South Africa) Director: Ernest Nkosi

and Imperial Dreams (US) Director: Malik Vitthal

 BAFTA LA PRIZE (Pan African Film Festival-British Academy of Film and Television Arts/LA Prize)

Gone Too Far! (UK) Cinematographer: Stil Williams










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