Tuesday, 02 October 2012 00:29

Inside Story and Dear Mandela Receive Top Honor!

Montréal, October 1st, 2012 – The 8th edition of the Montreal International Black Film Festival, presented by Global Montreal, announced its prizewinners at the Festival's closing ceremonies last night. Winners were selected by a professional jury. Members of the jury for Narrative Feature were: Raymond Desmarteau (actor and radio host), Benz Antoine (actor) and Philippe Fehmiu (radio host and director). The jury for Documentary Feature was made up of: Patricia Rimok (President and CEO of Immigration Business Network ib2ib), Robert Cohen (lawyer) and Lynda Thalie (singer-songwriter). For short and mid-length films, the jury included: Jenny Salgado (singer-songwriter), Hassan Serraji (columnist and blogger) and Alejandro Jiminez Ramos (filmmaker).

Members of the juries evaluated over 115 excellent films from nearly 40 countries according to a set of selection criteria. While all films were outstanding, the following really stood out:

BEST NARRATIVE FEATURE:

iNSIDE STORY, by Rolie Nikiwe (Kenya, South Africa)

Honorable Mentions to:
Winnie, by Darrell Roodt (Canada, South Africa)
Sonny Boy, by Maria Peters (Netherlands)

 

BEST DOCUMENTARY FEATURE:

DEAR MANDELA, by Dara Kell & Christopher Nizza (South Africa, USA)

Honorable Mentions to:
The Central Park Five, by Ken Burns, Sarah Burns and David McMahon (USA)
The Creators, by Laura Gamse (South Africa)

 

BEST MID-LENGTH DOCUMENTARY:

SARABAH, by Maria Luisa Gambale (Senegal, USA)

Honorable mention to:
Duhozanye, A Rwandan Village of Widdows, by Karoline Frogner (Norway, Rwanda)

Second Filmmaker : Gloria Bremer
Producer: Steve Lawrence

 

BEST NARRATIVE SHORT:

SLEEP, by Donald Conley (USA)

Honorable mention to:
Umkhungo, by Matthew Jankes (South Africa)

 

BEST DOCUMENTARY SHORT:

CARBON FOR WATER, by Evan Abramson and Carmen Elza Lopez (USA)

 

BEST ANIMATED SHORT:

A fAMILY MAN, by The Rauch Brothers, Lizzie Jacobs (USA)

Honorable Mention to:
MacPherson, by Martine Chartrand (Canada)

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