February 4-17, 2025
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2023 Filmmaker Awards Announced!


Best Feature Narrative

Rye Lane

Director: Raine Allen-Miller


Best First Feature Narrative

A Song From the Dark

Director: Ogo Okpue


Best Feature Documentary

King of Kings: Chasing Edward Jones

Director: Harriet Marin Jones


Best First Feature Documentary

Wade in the Water: A Journey into Black Surfing and Aquatic Culture

Director: David Mesfin


Best Short Narrative

True Story: God Tells Bad Jokes

Director: Matthew Law


Best Short Documentary

American Justice on Trial: People vs. Newton

Directors: Andrew Abrahams & Herb Ferrette



Programmers’ Award: Best Narrative Feature

The Honeymoon

Director: Bianca Isaac


Programmers’ Award: Best Documentary Feature

The Africologist: The Chronicles of Africa
(Cape Verde/Egypt/Ghana/Guinea Bissau/Kenya/Morocco/Senegal/

Director: Valerio Lopes


Programmers’ Award: Best Short Narrative

Raw Materials

Director: Sosiessia Nixon-Kelly


Programmers’ Award: Short Documentary

Team Dream (US)
Director: Luchina Fisher



Best Narrative Feature

Dancing the Twist in Bamako

Director: Robert Guédiguian


Best Documentary Feature

Fantastic Negrito: Have You Lost Your Mind Yet

Director: Yvan Iturriaga & Francisco Nuñez


Best Short Narrative

We Were Meant To

Director: Tari Wariebi


Best Short Documentary

(US/Sierra Leone)
Director: Adisa Gilbert & Ebony Gilbert

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