Lagos hosts 6th Eko filmfest as Cairo International Film Festival taxies off
The 6th edition of the annual Eko International Film Festival, EKOIFF opened in Lagos on Monday November 16th at the Silverbird Galleria Victoria Island Lagos and closed on Saturday November 21st. Organised by the Hope Obioma Opara led Supple Communications (founder and President of EKOIFF), the festival featured films from several countries of the world including Tunde Olaoye's Alaaru (The Carrier), La boucle / The Loop from France (Didier Cheneau), Steven MatthewsAwakening and several other local and international film. Olaoye's Alaaru was screened on the 18th of November by 11am while Katung Aduwak' Heaven's Hell closed close the festival on Saturday at 6pm and preceded the festival award event. All screenings, apart from the closing event were from 9am to 4pm.
Feature Film Category Award
1. Best feature film : God forgive us by Michael Bachochin USA
2. Best Nigerian Film: Heavens Hell by Katung Direkta Aduwak Nigeria
3. Best Actor Jeffery Kissoon from the film Ham & The Piper Uk
4. Best Actress Bimbo Akintola from the film Heavens Hell Nigeria
5. Best Supporting Actor Chumani Pan from the film Silverain Ghana
6. Best Supporting Actress Nse Ikpe Etim from the film Heavens Hell Nigeria
Documentary Award Category
Best Documentary Under the Palaver Tree by Claire Savary France
Indigenous Film Award
1.Best Indigenous Film. Bogiri Olanu by Taiwo Samuel Nigeria
2.Best Actor Indigenous Tayo Afolayan from the film Alaaru Nigeria
3.Best Actress Indigenous Fatia Balogun from the film Bogiri Olanu Nigeria
Short Film Category Award
1. Best Short Film Awaiting Lazarus by Duke Orok UK/Nigeria
2. Best Nigeria Short Film Zyra by Douglas Enogieru Nigeria
3. Best Actor Short Film Michael Peters from the film Awaiting Lazarus UK/Nigeria
4. Best Actress Short Film Abigail Ocheiri from the short film Deranged Nigeria
Student Animation Film Award
Best Student Film Animation : Tatiana by Sadiq Sadiq Nigeria
1. Outstanding Young Actor Award Somadina Adinma from the film
Miss Teacher Nigeria
2. Outstanding Young Actress Award Treasure Obasi from the film
Heaven's Hell Nigeria
Cairo International Film Critics Week 2015 Winners
* Shadi Abd El Salam Prize for best film goes to Director: Marcin Koszałka for his debut film "The Red Spider".
* Fathy Farag Prize for best artistic contribution goes to Director of Photography: Evangelia Kranioti for her film "Exotica, Erotica, etc.
* And finally Special Mention (Jury Award) for Directors: Petra Costa and Lea Glob for their film "Olmo & The Seagull"