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Jury Awards

Best Feature Narrative  – Lingui, the Sacred Bonds (Chad) – Directed by Mahamat-Saleh Haroun 

Best First Feature Narrative  – Queen of Glory (US) – Directed by Nana Mensah 

Best Feature DocumentaryBuddy Guy: the Blues Chase the Blues Away (US) — Directed by Charles Todd & Devin Amar 

Best First Feature DocumentaryAfrica and I (South Africa) — Directed by Othmane Zolati & Chris Green

Best Short NarrativeSlow Pulse (US) – Directed by Marshall Tyler 

Best Short DocumentaryCuba in Africa (Cuba/US) — Directed by Negash Abdurahman 

Programmers’ Awards

Programmers’ Award: Narrative FeatureAyinla (Nigeria) – Directed by Tunde Kelani

Programmers’ Award: Documentary  – Race Today (UK) — Directed by Wayne G Saunders

Programmers’ Award: Short Narrative2 Eye Drops from Normal (US) — Directed by Mora Carew 

Programmers’ Award: Short Documentary  – For Love & Legacy (US)–Directed by A.K. Sandhu 

Audience Awards

Audience Favorite: Feature NarrativeRemember Me: The Mahalia Jackson Story (US) — Directed by Denise Dowse

Audience Favorite: Feature Documentary (tie)The Dream Whisperer (US) – Directed by Eric Drath and Ferguson Rises (US) – Directed by Mobolaji Olambiwonnu 

Audience Favorite: Short Narrative – Contraban (US) – Directed by Chelsea Hicks

Audience Favorite: Short DocumentaryCrawford – The Man the South Forgot (US) – Directed by Carol Devoe

Ja’net Dubois Awards

NarrativeA Brother’s Whisper (US) — Directed by Jacinto Taras Riddick

DocumentaryGrandpa was an Emperor (US/Canada/Ethiopia/France/Germany/Jamaica/UK) — Directed by Constance Marks