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Winners Emerge In African Students Film Festival 2016 Held At Laspotech

Following the completion of activities on the second day of the African Students Film Festival 2016 held at Lagos State Polytechnic, Ikorodu Campus, student filmmakers were awarded for their creative ingenuity in shooting short films tailored towards the theme of the event; ‘Change: Film as a tool for change’.

The festival, borne out of the need to create a platform to tell a generic story, harness talent and also promote the culture of quality filmmaking particularly among emerging film students in Africa, had students from participating institutions such as the Lagos State Polytechnic, University of Lagos, Delta State University and the Nigerian Film Institute submitting short films as entries for the festival.


The jury for the festival comprises popular filmmaker, Bode Oshin, Victor Job, and Funke Osae-Brown. Winners on the occasion include; Isaac Benjamin, Ezekiel Dada, Joyce Nkgapele, and Owoyemi Michael with Agbo Kelly emerging the biggest winner of the day with three awards.

The festival is an annual Pan-African festival targeted at discovering, encouraging and rewarding African young film makers and helping them get funds and grants. The festival has an intensive training and workshop on various film making techniques where participants can learn from facilitators what will make them masters of their own.


See the full winners list below.

Best Make up – Ire (Owoyemi Emmanuel)

Best Use of Costume – Attahiru 1903 (Isaac Benjamin)

Best Music Score – Redemption  (Agbo Kelly)

Best Edited Film – Redemption  (Agbo Kelly)

Best Screenplay – Simi (Ezekiel Dada)

Best Cinematography – Mama Jara (Joyce Nkgapele)

Best Documentary – Looking For Khosi Khosi (Joyce Nkgapele)

Best Director – Attahiru 1903 (Isaac Benjamin)

Best Film – Redemption ( Agbo Kelly )



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