18th Abuja International Film Festival| See full list of winners + Pictures

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Organisers of the 18th Abuja International Film Festival (AIFF) have announced the 2021 Award Winners. Each year, AIFF honors filmmakers from around the world in 15 categories for their exemplary work in 15 categories such as feature films, short films, animation, documentaries amongst others.

The award ceremony was held at the prestigious Silverbird Cinemas Abuja on 04th November 2021 and had in attendance top Government officials from NFVCB ,Nollywood practitioners, members of the diplomatic corps and star actors.

Efere Ozako Boy meet Girl-Nigeria won the OUTSTANDING EXPERIMENTAL FILM

See the full list of winners

2. OUTSTANDING SHORT FILM (NIGERIA)

        WINNER: S O J A – PETER FADA

3. OUTSTANDING FEATURE FILM (FOREIGN)

WINNER: LOVE LABORATORY – CHINA – MUCHAO WANG, FANGMIN WANG

4. SEGUN OLUSOLA OUTSTANDING DOCUMENTARY FILM

WINNER: GOLDEN FISH, AFRICAN FISH – SENEGAL –  THOMAS GRAND, MOUSSA DIOP SENEGAL

5. OUTSTANDING SHORT FILM (FOREIGN)

   WINNER:  “FOUR MOTHERLESS CHILDREN” – UNITED STATES –  RALPH ISENBERG, JOE DE LA FUENTE

6. OUTSTANDING FEATURE FILM (NIGERIA)

       WINNER: EAGLE WINGS

7. OUTSTANDING STUDENT FILM

      WINNER: RUSSIAN NOVEL – ITALY – ROSSANA RECCIA, ALBERTO VIANELLO

8. OUTSTANDING MALE ACTOR

         WINNER: EFA IWARA – NIGERIA – LOCKDOWN HEAT

9. OUTSTANDING FEMALE ACTOR

            WINNER: NSE IKPE ETIM – NIGERIA – THE WAIT

10. OUTSTANDING FILM DIRECTING

★ EAGLE WINGS – PAUL APEL PAPEL – NIGERIA

11. OUTSTANDING FILM MUSIC SCORE

★ TARA’S DIARY – NIGERIA

12. FESTIVAL MENTION FOR NARRATIVE

★ BEATRICE OGUNMOLA – LOVE CASTLE – NIGERIA

13. OUTSTANDING ANIMATION FILM  

• FREE TO FLY – NIGERIA

14. FESTIVAL AUDIENCE CHOICE

• EAGLE WINGS – NIGERIA

15. AIFF GOLDEN JURY AWARD

  1. • LOCKDOWN – NIGERIA