Check Out Winners at the 2017 #RTF Festival!

The 2017 Real Time International Film Festival, certainly one to remember, ended it’s 7 day streak on an exciting note on Saturday the 1st of July.

The dance and troupe performances may have made the closing ceremony the most colorful of them all. Goge Africa founders and super celebrity duo, Isaac and Nneka Moses, made warm appearances in between screenings, Q & A’s and cultural shows. Goge Africa is an award-winning pan-African tourism and cultural program watched by over 40 millions television viewers across the globe.

Morning and afternoon sessions focused on films directed by children and youngsters under 17 years old. David Ohikhuare, an actor and one of the kid directors, was available for discussions after his films (Dear John and A Day to Remember) had been screened. Films in the closing selection included Tess Leigh’s Towards a Sun, Heaven Kid, For the Children, The Little Lumiere Brothers among others.

There were also recaps of films like Boris and Babette, Coat of Harm, and Lila. Refreshments saw the end of the first session usher in the red-carpet and seven more screenings before the award ceremony. The awards were presented by star actors and RTF brand ambassadors – Kiki Omeili, Sambasa Nzeribe and Kunle Rhemmy.

Among the winners at the festival were Lukas Schrank for his multiple award winning documentary short – Nowhere Line: Voices from Manus Island, Damilola Orimogunje (Mo), and Uduak Obong Patrick (Just Not Married). The film festival came to a close at 9pm, ending it’s sophomore edition with a closing party at Planet One Hospitality, Maryland.

Check out the list of winners below:

BEST FESTIVAL THEME FILM
Nowhere Line: Voices from Manus Island – Lukas Schrank
Country: United Kingdom.

BEST AFRICAN ANIMATION
Agorkoli – Francis Brown
Country: Ghana

BEST MUSIC FILM
Nameless Lands – Olivier Treiner
Country: France

BEST NOLLYWOOD (NIGERIAN) FEATURE FILM
Just Not Married – Patrick Uduak
Country: Nigeria

BEST NOLLYWOOD SHORT FILM BY ESTABLISHED FILMMAKER
Mo – Damilola Orimogunje
Country: Nigeria

BEST NOLLYWOOD SHORT FILM BY NEW FILMMAKER
The Dark Box – Yemi Jolaoso
Country: Nigeria

BEST FOREIGN SHORT FILM
Whale Valley – Gudmundur Arnar
Country: Iceland

BEST FOREIGN FEATURE FILM
Agnus Dei – Agim Sopi
Country: Kosovo

BEST AFRICAN SHORT FILM
From Inside – Ramy El Gabry
Country: Egypt

BEST DIRECTOR
Lila – Carlos Luscano
Country: Argentina

BEST SCREENPLAY
Lunch Time – Alireza Ghasemi
Country: Iran

BEST EDITING
Nobody Dies Here – Simon Panay
Country: France

BEST LEAD ACTOR
The Dark Box – Seun Kentebe
Country: Nigeria

BEST LEAD ACTRESS
Margaret – Anne Stone
Country: USA

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY
Setback of the Spirit – Ahmad Saed
Country: Jordan

BEST CHILD ACTOR
Cowboy and Indian – David Crivillé
Country: Spain

BEST ORIGINAL SOUNDTRACK
Listen Up Emily – Milo Cremer Eindhoven
Country: Spain

BEST ANIMATION
Heaven Kid – Derrick Wu
Country: Taiwan

BEST DOCUMENTARY
Rakt Pradata Jeevan Data – Amrit Sinha
Country: India

BEST POETRY
Irony – Radheya Jegatheva
Country: Australia

BEST SPOKEN WORD
Time and Love and I – The Real Talai
Country: USA

BEST STUDENT FILM
Light Sight – Seyed M. Tabatabaei
Country: Iran

BEST FILM MADE BY A KID
Boris and Babette – Merlijn Remmig
Country: Netherlands

BEST CELL PHONE/TAB MOVIE
In Your Eyes – Mallory Grolleau
Country: France

BEST MOVIE BY AN AFRICAN FEMALE DIRECTOR/PRODUCER
Adam Minus Eve – Aurélia Mengin
Country: Reunion Island

BEST FOREIGN SHORT FILM BY A FEMALE DIRECTOR/PRODUCER
The Guilt List – Tereza Hirsch
Country: Germany

BEST ADVERT/COMMERCIAL
Ukranian Makeup History – Sasha Brova
Country: Ukraine

BEST 360 DEGREE VIDEO
Ninja 360° Attack – Chon-Dat Nguyen
Country: Germany

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