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Black Star International Film Festival 2021 Official Selection

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Nominations for the Black Star International Film Festival

The Blackstar International Film Festival has officially released its nomination list for the 2021 awards ceremony that will be held in August 2021. The reputable international award scheme opened up submissions earlier this year for nominees to submit their works to stand the chance of clinching an award this year.

After a tasking and rigorous selection process, the non-profit festival has come out with nominations for this year. 

We see nominations coming from around the world, ranging from countries in North America, Africa, and other parts of the world. Below is the breakdown of the various categories for the year and their nominees. 

Odehyeɛ 


In the Odehyeɛ category we have all the nominations coming from Ghana:

  • JUST THE WAY YOU ARE – Anakem Films Production
  • COLD – Michael Anane
  • DA YIE – Anthony Nti
  • A BETTER FRIEND – Jumic Emma Anderson
  • OKO KE AKUETEH – MTF WA
  • EARTH iPROMISE – Nii Odai Afotey

Africa Rising 


In the Africa Rising category, we have entrants from the USA, RSA, and Denmark: 

  • UNITED WE SING – Aaron Sperber
  • RISE FROM THE CAPE FLATS – Shamier Magmoet
  • HEAR ME OUT – Sofie Dalhoff Saabye

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Best Music Video 


In the Best Music Video category we have entrants from Ghana, Namibia, and the USA:

  • BLACK OR WHITE – Akwasi Marley 
  • CITIZENS MUSIC VIDEO – Inna Goroh
  • SLEEPWALKING OFFICIAL VIDEO – Allen Johnson

Student Film 


In the Student Film category, we have entrants from Ghana, the US, and the UK:

  • NO ENTRY – Steven Jeram  
  • THE BLUE CAVE – Muhammad Bilal
  • AKU – Grace Adjetey
  • THE KNELL – Joseph Osei-Bonsu

Feature Film


In the feature film category we have entries from Namibia, Zambia, Kenya, and France:

  • KAPANA – Philippe Talavera
  • MARIA KRISTU: The Buumba Story – Wilo Paul
  • TALIYA – Arnold Mwanjila
  • RESIDUE – Ibee Ndaw

Women In Film


In the ‘women in film’ category, we have the likes of Egypt, Kenya, Canada, Togo, and Senegal:

  • HER VOICES “ASWAT -HUN” – Haidy Gobran
  • TALES OF THE ACCIDENTAL CITY – Maimouna Jallow
  • SINKING SHIP – Sasha Leigh Henry
  • 28 DAYS – 7 Jourspour1film
  • THE LAST DANCE – 7 Jourspour1film

Short Films


In the short film category which is the second category with the most nominees: 

  • MICKEY HARDAWAY – Marcellus Cox
  • LE RETOUR (Back to Home) – Isabelle Christiane
  • CORROSION – Jordan Hannah
  • SËR BI – Films Grand Huit
  • WHAT DIVIDES US – Justin Poage
  • PROJECT H – Maharaki MJ
  • TALES OF THE ACCIDENTAL CITY – Maimouna Jallow
  • DIVINE MELODIES – Hollywoodoo Films
  • CARY IN RETROGRADE – Philipp Yaw & Priya Domfeh
  • YOUR KID – Ibee Ndaw

Documentaries 


And lastly the documentary category with the most nominations coming from the various parts of the world: 

  • “WHAT’S IN A NAME: A West Virginia Community Confronts A Confederate Legacy.” – Douglas John Imbrogno (USA)
  • FROM PATRICE TO LUMUMBA – Patrick Kabeya (CANADA)
  • UPROOTED – The Journey Of Jazz Dance – Lisa Donmall-Reeve (USA)
  • MANZANAR, DIVERTED: When Water Becomes Dust – Jin Yoo-Kim (BELGIUM)
  • A SINGLE DAY – Frédéric Furnelle (TUNISIA)
  • THE SACRED WOODS – Folk Stories Company (USA)
  • FROM TRASH TO TREASURE: Turning Negatives Into Positives In Lesotho – Hakim Zziwa Iara Lee
  • AILLEURS PARTOUT – Isabelle INGOLD (FRANCE)
  • ROOM WITHOUT A VIEW – Roser Corella (GERMANY)
  • SLEEPING WARRIOR – Nina Ruiz (UK)

Concluding 

All other details can be seen on their website. Good luck to the nominees!

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