Pan African Film Fest ’12 Winners Include Better Mus’ Come and Toussaint L’Ouverture

By Holly Bynoe Wednesday, February 22nd, 2012 Categories: Festivals, Film, Updates
 

The Pan African Film and Arts Festival Filmmakers Awards Brunch prizes were handed out for Best Documentary Feature, Best Documentary Short, Best Narrative Short, Best Narrative Feature, Best First Feature Film, as well as Audience Favorite Award, on Monday, February 20th,2012. The Filmmakers Awards Brunch was hosted by Ayuko Babu, PAFF Executive Director, Wyllisa Bennett, PAFF Publicist and Venus Bernardo, PAFF Juror Co-ordinator.

The 20th Annual Pan African Film and Arts Festival(PAFF),featured a total of 160 films,representing over 30 countries,91 featured length films(narrative and documentaties)and 67 short films. The  eagerly anticipated French TV film/miniseries Toussaint L’Ouverture, which was ultimately the festival’s big winner.  L’Ouverture and Jimmy Jean-Louis were awarded top honors for Best Narrative Feature and Best Actor, respectively.

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Other notable winners in select categories include Better Mus’ Come director Storm Saulter, the short films Of Mary and Elza, and the documentaries African Election and Dark Girls.

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Original Source: Indiewire and Eurweb

Holly Bynoe
Holly Bynoe

Holly Bynoe is a Vincentian visual artist and writer based in the Caribbean. She is the co-founder and editor-in-chief of ARC Magazine, and a graduate of Bard College International Center of Photography (2010) where she earned her M.F.A. in Advanced Photographic Studies. Her work has been shown regionally and internationally, and has been featured in numerous publications.