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Lake Int’l Pan-African Film Festival Winners 2017


The Lake International Pan-African Film Festival (LIPFF) 2017 came to an end last Saturday at the Anga Mega Cinema, Mega City Mall, Kisumu. This festival, the second of a series of annual events comprised a workshop for film-makers and producers and also had a compete two days of screening of the various short films that were submitted in the international contest.

There was also a panel discussing “Arts and Film for Governance and Social Change” at this year’s festival.

From the list of winners, you can see that the festival has lived to its Pan-African taste, with submissions and winners from all over Africa.

LIPFF, curated and hosted in Kisumu, is sure the next big film festival in Kenya, and Africa.

Below is the winners list:

  • BEST FEATURE FILM – Breaking with the Customs (Uganda)
  • BEST SHORT FILM – Virgin Vegan (South African)
  • BEST KENYAN FILM – Kizingo
  • BEST DOCUMENTARY – Macoconi (The Roots of our Children) (Mozambique)
  • BEST ANIMATION FILM – Crush (Nigeria)
  • BEST DIRECTOR – Simiyu Barasa – Kizingo (Kenya)
  • BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY – Zilizala (Kenya)
  • BEST SCRIPTWRITER  – Gitonga Mwangi – Trail of Misery (Kenya)

Also Read About the 2016 LIPFF Edition

  • BEST EDITING – Breaking with Customs (Uganda)
  • BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN – Breaking with Customs (Uganda)
  • BEST ACTOR – Gilbert Lukalia as Fred in Kidnapped (Kenya)
  • BEST ACTRESS – Azmina Wanjiru Peninah as Fatima Sultan in Trail of Misery (Kenya)
  • BEST FILM ON THEME OF SOCIAL CHANGE – Being Someone – (Mozambique)
  • JURY’S AWARD – Grouf Poto (Nigeria)
  • HEROES AWARD – Sir Otumba Ouko

Congratulations to all the 2017 winners


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