2015 PANAFRICAN FILM FESTIVAL AWARDS – LOS ANGELES (CA) – FEB 5TH-FEB 16TH 2015


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The Panafrican film festival featured at least 150 films from Africa and The Diaspora. Attendees were presented with a great opportunity to learn of social and political issues that affect folks of African descent worldwide and learn about our cultural similarities and differences.

Here is the list of the 2015 Panafrican Film & Arts Festival Winners:

Best Feature Narrative:
Difret (Ethiopia), Director: Zeresenay Berhane Mehari

Special Jury Recognition-Feature Narrative:
Imperial Dreams (US), Director: Malik Vitthal

Best Director-First Feature Narrative:
Unsound (US), Director: Darious Britt

Special Jury Recognition-Director – First Feature Narrative:
Christmas Wedding Baby (US), Director: Kiara C Jones

Best Documentary:
The Case of the Three Sided Dream (US), Director: Adam Kahan

Special Jury Recognition-Documentary:
Tales of the Grim Sleeper (US), Director: Nick Broomfield

Best Narrative Short:
The Bravest, The Boldest (US), Director: Moon Molson

Special Jury Recognition-Short Narrative:
Love Thyself (US), Director: Chris Bailey

Festival Programmers’ Award-Narrative Feature:
October 1 (Nigeria), Director: Kunle Afolayan

Festival Programmers’ Award-Documentary:
Mary Lou Williams: The Lady Who Swings the Band (US), Director: Carol Bash

Festival Founders’ Award- Narrative:
Triangle-Going to America (Sost Maezen) (Ethiopia), Director: Theodros Teshome Kebede

Festival Founders’ Award-Documentary:
The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution (US), Director: Stanley Nelson

CAPRI Capital Partners Award:
The Man in 3B (US), Director: Trey Haley

Audience Award—Documentary
Bound: Africans vs African Americans (US), Director: Peres Owino

Audience Award—Narrative Feature (tie):
The Two of Us (Thina Sobabili) (South Africa), Director: Ernest Nkosi and Imperial Dreams (US), Director: Malik Vitthal

BAFTA LA PRIZE (Pan African Film Festival-British Academy of Film and Television Arts/LA Prize):
Gone Too Far!, (UK) Director: Destiny Ekaragha

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