Broda Shaggi, Uche Elumelu, SHEtheMovie, Others Bagged The Ibadan International Film Festival Awards——-The Ibadan International Film Festival 2023, themed ‘Think Local Shoot Global,’ came to a spectacular end with an electrifying Afrocentric Award Night. The festival, which brought together an array of participants and esteemed personalities in the vibrant city of Ibadan, celebrated the rich tapestry of global cinema with a focus on African culture and talent.
Throughout the festival, a diverse selection of films from across the globe was screened, captivating audiences and earning well-deserved nominations in various categories. The culmination of this cinematic journey was marked by a grand finale that showcased the beauty of African culture through mesmerizing dance performances, soul-stirring music, captivating ewì recitations, and electrifying acts by renowned artists.
A poignant moment of the evening was the presence of the illustrious son of the legendary Baba Sala, who was honored with a posthumous award, paying homage to the timeless contributions of this iconic figure in the world of entertainment.
Among the standout moments of the evening were the awards for Best Actor (Female) and Best Supporting Actor. Uche Chika Elumelu was deservedly crowned Best Actor (Female), while the charismatic Samuel Perry, popularly known as Broda Shaggi, earned the accolade for Best Supporting Actor. These awards underscored their exceptional talent and dedication to their craft.
The excitement reached its pinnacle as all category winners were announced, and the event concluded with heartfelt appreciation from the Festival Director, expressing gratitude to all participants, filmmakers, and attendees for making the Ibadan International Film Festival 2023 an unforgettable experience.
The Ibadan International Film Festival 2023 proved to be a resounding success, celebrating the global reach of cinema while highlighting the cultural richness of Africa. With its focus on ‘Thinking Local and Shooting Global,’ the festival served as a testament to the power of storytelling and the unifying force of film
Notable Award Categories and Winners at the film festival are Best Nigerian Film: She; Best Child Actor (Female): Darasimi Nadi – The Pretty Ones Are the Loneliest; Best Cinematography, Best Actor (Male): Viktor Zhdanov; Best Feature Film: Why am I alive; Best Director, Best Production Design: L’AXE LOURD [The Highway]; Best Documentary: If Objects Could Speak; Best Editing: In the Stillness
Others were Best Short Film, Best Screenplay: USO-TSUKI; Best Sound Design, Best Animation: APACHA; Best Student Film: NJABALA; Best Supporting Actor (Female); and Eva Ibiam – CLEARLY, I SEE YOU