Romantic thriller, ‘Dangerous Mission’, has emerged the biggest winner, picking the Golden Jury Award (Overall Best Film) at the grand finale of the 20th edition of the Abuja International Film Festival (AIFF).
The awards presentations were made at the closing ceremony of the festival on Friday night at the Silverbird Galleria in Abuja.
The 20th AIFF held from October 30 to November 3, with the theme “Beyond Borders: Globalisation and the Film Business.”
‘Dangerous Mission’ was nominated in five categories but it clinched three, including the award for Outstanding Director, Outstanding Actress and the highly-coveted Golden Jury Award.
Ace actress, Bimbo Akintola, won the Outstanding Actress award for her role in the film, while veteran Nollywood director, Teco Benson, clinched the Outstanding Director award.
Here is the full list of awardees below:
1. Outstanding Experimental Film – The Delectable Azimasama (Nigeria)
2. Outstanding Animation – No Way Out (Uganda)
3. Outstanding Cinematography – Momo in Dubai (India)
4. Outstanding Music Score – Silent Storm (Cameroon)
5. Outstanding Screenplay- Tibetan Hearts (United States)
6. Outstanding Short Film (Foreign) – Suitcase (Iran)
7. Outstanding Actress – Bimbo Akintola (Dangerous Mission)
8. Outstanding Actor – Jude Orhorha (Ivie)
9. Outstanding Feature Film Foreign – When the Leaves Broke
10. Outstanding Feature Film Nigeria – Saving Raymond
11. Outstanding Documentary Film – Ichie Mask in Time & Ikorodu (The history, the people and the culture)
12. Outstanding Short Film Nigeria – The Major
13. Outstanding Student Film – Leaked (Nigeria)
14. Outstanding Director – Teco Benson (Dangerous Mission)
15. Audience Choice Award – Riding Rail in China (China)
16. Golden Jury Award – Dangerous Mission (Nigeria)