AFRIFF 2019: ‘The Ghost & the House of Truth’ Grabs Triple Awards — See Full List of Winners


The 9th edition of the Africa International Film Festival (AFRIFF) finally came to an end on Saturday, 16 November after five days of screening several films and documentaries.

This year’s festival opened with Waad Al-Kateab and Edward Watts‘ Film – For Sama. And closed with Akin Omotosho‘sThe Ghost and the House of Truth’

‘The Ghost and the House of Truth’ made Nigeria proud by grabbing the award for Best Director as well as winning in two other categories.

The premiere had several Nollywood practitioners led by Ego Boyo, Hilda Dokubo, Rita Dominic, Tope Tedela, Uzor Osimkpa, Akin Omotosho, Toyin Osinaike, Seun Ajayi, and Kate Henshaw.

AFRIFF 2019  was held at the newly constructed Filmhouse Cinemas at Landmark Village, Lagos. from Sunday, 10 November to Saturday, 16 November.

Here is the list of winners at the 9th edition of the AFRIFF Awards.


Special Mention

UNITED KINGDOM: Appreciation by Tomisin Adepeju

Best Student Short

Best Animation
NIGERIA: Malika – Warrior Queen by Roye Okupe

Best Short
ITALY: My Tyson by Claudio Casale


Special Jury for outstanding film (usually fiction but Jury selected documentary for outstanding achievement overall)

BURKINA FASO: Sankara is Not Dead by Lucy Vivier

Best Documentary
KENYA: In Search by Beryl Magoko

Fiction Competition 

Special Mention
GHANA: Gold Coast Lounge by Pascal Aka

Best Male Performance
SOUTH AFRICA: Bongile Mantsai in Knuckle City

Best Female Performance
NIGERIA: Kate Henshaw in The Ghost & House of Truth

Best Screenplay
RWANDA: Ramata Sy for Our Lady of The Nile

Oronto Douglas Award for Best Nigerian Film
The Ghost & The House of Truth

Best Director
NIGERIA: Akin Omotoso for The Ghost & The House of Truth

Best Feature Film
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA: Rattlesnakes by Julius Amedume

Audience Choice Award:
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA: Rattlesnakes by Julius Amedume

Peter Obi Legacy Award for Female Excellence: Lizzy Ovoeme


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