Winning films from African Movie Awards 2013

by AiW guest Phoenix Fry

On 20 April 2013 the African Movie Awards took place at “a glittering ceremony” in Yenagoa, southern Nigeria.

You can read elsewhere about the glitz and the glitches – this blog focuses on the films themselves. On this one page, you can catch the trailers for almost all the ‘Oscar’-winning films, and become something of an expert in contemporary African cinema.

The festival jury – including Brits John Akomfrah, June Givanni and Keith Shiri – gave the bulk of awards to Nigerian films. Does this tell us about the Nigeria being a centre of excellence for African film-making, or does it reflect the bias of a Nigeria-based awards show? You decide.

Confusion Na Wa (Nigeria)
Best Film / Best Nigerian Film

Heroes And Zeroes (Nigeria)
Best Director: Niji Akanni / Best Editing / Best Screenplay

Elelwani (South Africa)
Best Actress / Best Production Design

Assassin’s Practice (UK/Nigeria)
Best Actor: Justus Esiri

Hoodrush (Nigeria)
Best Supporting Actor: Gabriel Afolayan

Virgin Margarida (Mozambique)
Best Supporting Actress: Hermelinda Cimela

Fuelling Poverty (Nigeria)
Best Documentary

Stones In The Sun (Haiti/USA)
Best Diaspora Feature

Adventure Of Zambezia (South Africa)
Best Animation

Last Flight To Abuja (UK/Nigeria)
Best Film By An African Abroad

Blood And Henna (Nigeria)
Costume Design

The Meeting (Nigeria)

The Last Fishing Boat (Malawi)

The Twin Sword (Nigeria)
Visual Effects

Nairobi Half Life (Kenya)

Uhlanga, The Mark (South Africa)

Kokomma (Nigeria)
Most Promising Actor: Belinda Effah


phxPhoenix Fry, is a diploma-qualified teacher with over seven years’ experience of developing and delivering training for young people. He is currently completing an MA in Creative Entrepreneurship, specialising in popular world cinema. He has:

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