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2023 Filmmaker Awards Announced!

The 2023 Pan African Film & Arts Festival Awards were announced on Mon., Feb. 20, 2023 in Los Angeles.

JURIED AWARDS

Best Feature Narrative

Rye Lane
(UK)

Director: Raine Allen-Miller

 

Best First Feature Narrative

A Song From the Dark
(Nigeria/UK)

Director: Ogo Okpue

 

Best Feature Documentary

King of Kings: Chasing Edward Jones
(France/US)

Director: Harriet Marin Jones

 

Best First Feature Documentary

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

Director: David Mesfin

 

Best Short Narrative

True Story: God Tells Bad Jokes
(US)

Director: Matthew Law

 

Best Short Documentary

American Justice on Trial: People vs. Newton
(US)

Directors: Andrew Abrahams & Herb Ferrette

 

PROGRAMMERS’ AWARDS

Programmers’ Award: Best Narrative Feature

The Honeymoon
(S.A.)

Director: Bianca Isaac

 

Programmers’ Award: Best Documentary Feature

The Africologist: The Chronicles of Africa
(Cape Verde/Egypt/Ghana/Guinea Bissau/Kenya/Morocco/Senegal/
S.A./Tanzania)

Director: Valerio Lopes

 

Programmers’ Award: Best Short Narrative

Raw Materials
(Jamaica)

Director: Sosiessia Nixon-Kelly

 

Programmers’ Award: Short Documentary

Team Dream (US)
Director: Luchina Fisher

 

PAFF EXECUTIVES’ AWARDS

Best Narrative Feature

Dancing the Twist in Bamako
(Senegal/Mali/Italy/France/Canada)

Director: Robert Guédiguian

 

Best Documentary Feature

Fantastic Negrito: Have You Lost Your Mind Yet
(US)

Director: Yvan Iturriaga & Francisco Nuñez

 

Best Short Narrative

We Were Meant To
(US)

Director: Tari Wariebi

 

Best Short Documentary

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

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