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Diverse Excellence Shines at AFRIFF 2023

The curtain falls on the 12th African International Film Festival (AFRIFF) with ‘All The Colors of the World Are Between Black And White’ leading the winners’ circle.
November 15, 2023
4:56 pm

AFRIFF 2023 reached its crescendo as its Globe Awards ceremony showcased the brilliance of filmmakers across various categories.


Highlighting exceptional cinematic achievements, the AFRIFF Awards spotlighted projects that stood out in storytelling, performance, and documentary filmmaking.


Notably, ‘All The Colors of the World Are Between Black And White’ claimed the Special Jury Prize, sharing the stage with ‘White Nanny Black Child’ – a historic moment in AFRIFF’s award ceremony where two projects clinched the same award simultaneously.


The diverse array of winners, spanning categories like Best Student Short Film, Best Animation, and Best International Feature Film, underscores the festival’s commitment to recognizing the multifaceted talent within the global film landscape.


As AFRIFF wraps up its 12th edition, the focus remains on the richness of narratives and the creative process of filmmakers who continue to shape the cinematic landscape.


The festival, initiated on Nov. 5 wrapped up on Nov. 11, featured screenings, panel discussions, and contributions from a seven-member jury, including industry veterans Desmon Elliot, Kate Henshaw, and Stephen ‘Dr.’ Love.



Here is the full list of 2023 AFRIFF winners:

Special Jury Prize

Babatunde Apalowo’s All the Colors of the World Are Between Black and White.

White Nanny Black Child,


Best Student Short Film

Adekunle Blue-Man and Masquerade –


Best Animation

When Hearts Touch – Nkem Andrea Denchukwu



Best International Short Film

Nzu – Conscian Morgan


Best Documentary

White Nanny Black Child – Andy Mundy-Castle


Best Performance (Male)

Gregory Ojefua – This is Lagos|Black Harvest


Best International Feature Film

Brothers – Darkhan Tulegenov



Audience Choice Award

I Do Not Come To You By Chance


Best Director

Our Father The Devil – Ellie Foumbi


Best Screenplay

Tunde Babalola – Funmilayo Ransom Kuti


Oronto Douglas Best Feature

Funmilayo Ransom Kuti


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