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Inside Nollywood International Film Festival & Awards (INIFFAA) Announces the List of Nominations for its Prestigious Awards

[Awka, 25th -27th November 2021] – Inside Nollywood International Film Festival & Awards (INIFFAA), a platform dedicated to celebrating African creative minds in the entertainment industry, is delighted to announce the highly anticipated list of nominations for its upcoming awards ceremony. The event serves as a remarkable opportunity for filmmakers from all over the world, particularly those from Africa, to come together and exchange ideas, fostering collaboration and cultural enrichment.

The INIFFAA awards recognize and honor the exceptional talents, vision, and dedication of individuals who have made remarkable contributions to the African film industry. By highlighting outstanding films and performances, the festival aims to inspire and encourage filmmakers to continue pushing boundaries and showcasing their unique narratives to the world.

Following an intensive evaluation process, the distinguished panel of judges comprising industry experts, filmmakers, and renowned personalities have carefully reviewed a wide range of submissions. The nominations represent a diverse selection of extraordinary films, actors, directors, and technical achievements, reflecting the dynamic and evolving landscape of African cinema.

This year’s nominations feature a remarkable lineup of films and talents that have captivated audiences and critics alike. The finalists represent the best of African cinema, embodying the spirit of storytelling, innovation, and creativity that INIFFAA strives to champion.

Nomination for Best Short Film:

Feminization by Angela Mrad (Lebanon)

Omugwo by Lucky Orire Nwani (Nigeria)

Bridge Untangled by Julie O. Ako (Nigeria)

Oko ke Akueteh by Dela Dem Duvi (Ghana)

Nomination for Best Foreign Short Film

Something’s Off by Kimel Fryer (USA)

Ofuda by Yoshinobu Nakamura (Japan)

Refuge By Mehmet Tığlı (Turkey)

Smoking Kills by Steven LUCHEL (France)

Yaba by Rodrigo Sena (Brazil)

Mask 2 by Dr.Sweta Kumar Dash (India)

Broken Priority by Christopher Nkem Okafor, Zaiesha Joseph (USA)

The Steins by Ng Zu Jing, Syakirah A. Razak (Singapore)

Deceit by Christopher Nkem Okafor (USA)

AWAKING by Dreaming by Felipe Escalante Anduiza (Spain)

Best Documentary

Elephant Food is for the Strongest Teeth by Michael Kinsella-Perks, Will McBain (UK)

Jikubali by Ashraf Mswaki, Eva Lundgren Stenbom (Sweden)

Secrets of the Anunnaki by Maurice Micallef (Malta)

Childfree by Sara Bahramjahan (Iran)

The Path to the Church Where Everyone is Equal by Yury Maximov (Russia)

Unconventional by Denise Khumalo (USA))

Beyond Impunity by Nicolás Braguinsky Cascini (SWITZERLAND)

Best Feature

Heros Of Africa by Frank Gharbin (Ghana)

Hidden Dreams by Ngang Romanus (Cameroon)

Ritual of Vengeance by Uzoma Sunday Logicman (Nigeria)

Undisputed Truth by Uzoma Sunday Logicman (Nigeria)

Kapana by Philippe Talavera (Namibia)

Dream chaser by Tochukwu Nwaiwu (Nigeria)

Life of Bim by Moses Akerele (Nigeria)

Illusion by Sylvain b Boayaga (Cameroun)

Best Foreign Feature

The Lady by Fabrizio Guarducci (Italy)

Before My Heart Stops by Bruce Niamke (Uk)

Stem Cell by Giuseppe Di Giorgio

Best Animation

On / Off by Nicolas P. Villarreal (Argentina)

Bird by Wu – Ching Chang (Taiwan)

Best Actor

Sebastiano Somma (Italy) Lady

Collins Ejike (Nigeria) Undisputed truth

Kelechi Udegbe (Nigeria) Life Of Bim

Director Of The Year

Frank Gharbin (Ghana) Heros OF Africa

NGANG ROMANUS

Moses Akerele (Nigeria) Life OF Bim

Giuseppe Di Giorgio (Italy) Stem Cell

Fabrizio Guarducci (Italy) Lady

Philippe Talavera (Namibia) Kapana

Illusion (Camearon) Sylvain B Boayaga

Tochukwu Nwaiwu (Nigeria) Dream Chaser

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