Ghanaian Filmmakers Dominate Black Star International Film Festival 2020 Official Film Selections

Twenty-two new films have been selected to compete in the live virtual edition of Black Star International Film Festival dubbed “Connect.” The Festival announced that the 2020 virtual edition is set to take place from September 24-27, 2020.

The manager of the BSIFF this year, Ms. Philippa Ama Bentuma Arthur shares that,

“Over 200 hundreds films were submitted from different countries; however, only 22 of those were selected the Jury for premier in Ghana.”

As is the case annually, many filmmakers’ around the world submit their films to the Festival. A “capable” panel of Jury members go through the arduous task of choosing the final films that make it into competition, during the Festival.

This year, as part of efforts to celebrate Ghanaian filmmakers, the Festival announced a special award category for Ghanaian films called the “Odehye3 category.” According to organizers of BSIFF, many of the submitted films were from Ghana, and many of those films have made it into competition.

The 22 selected films will compete under eight categories comprising of: Documentary, Short Film, and Feature Film, Women in Film, Student Film, Africa Rising, the ‘Odehye3’ category and Animation. Additionally, three more films will screen under the non-competitive category.

Below is a list of all the films that stand a chance of winning cash awards at the Festival, this year:

 

COMPETITIVE CATEGORY TITLE OF FILM NAME OF FILMMAKER COUNTRY OF ORIGIN
 ODEHYE3 HEROES OF AFRICA

SUE SAEED

FORT PRIZENSTEIN

FRANK GARBIN

ZADOK DONKOR

KEKELI QUASHIEGAH

GHANA

GHANA

GHANA

SHORT FILM SKIN

THERAPIST

NOTFA

70 YRS OF BLACKNESS

FRANCOIS MORRISET

KANSO OGBOLU

SALEM ALHACHITY

ABDALLAH AHIN

USA

NIGERIA

LEBANON

GHANA

AFRICA RISING THE STAR BOY JAMES DEACON GHANA
DOCUMENTARY TWOUB MANTLE

A TOWERING TASK

BURKINABE RISING (AGROECOLOGY)

BURKINABE BOUNTY (ART OF RESISTANCE)

JEAN-RENE RINVIL

ALANA DEJOSEPH

LARA LEE

 

LARA LEE

HAITI

USA

BURKINA FASO

 

BURKINA FASO

STUDENT FILM BENEATH THE SURFACE

SEARCHING FOR THE PERFECT GENTLEMAN

PUPPY LOVE

 

THIS LADY CALLED LIFE

GRACE ADJETEY

LENA WINDISCH

 

DAREEN HEARD

 

KAYODE KASUM

GHANA

GERMANY

 

USA

 

NIGERIA

FEATURE FILM SEVEN

LOST IN TIME

WHAT DOESN’T KILL US

TOSIN IGHO

PETER KAWA

BREDDEN HUBBARD

NIGERIA

KENYA

USA

WOMEN IN FILM WALKING IN THE SHADOWS

THE WOMB

 EDWARD MULANDI

ABA ARTHUR

GERMANY

USA

ANIMATED FILM JUMBIE KIDS VERNA CORBIN USA
NON-COMPETITIVE CATEGORY JUNGLE JUSTICE

THE FIRST CHRISTIAN

IN SEARCH

IDOWU OKENIYI

AMIR ABDALLAH A. GBANKULSO

 

GHANA

GHANA

GERMANY

This year’s edition of the Festival, due to the recent global pandemic, will run as a live virtual event dubbed, “Connect” from 27th – 30th September 2020 on the official BSIFF websites and social media platforms. Visit www.bsiff.org to sign-up.

 

BSIFF Connect will have exciting and educative range of activities including, masterclasses, panel sessions, daily film screenings, an opening ceremony, awards night and a music concert.

Visit the above websites for further details or call/ WhatsApp 233 506481853 for enquiries.

The Black Star International Film festival (BSIFF) is organized the Black Star International Film Institute, a not-for-profit organization with the advocacy drive of positioning Ghana as a film hub (helping to make Ghana both a key festival and holiday destination), and focusing on the business of film and industry advocacy.

 

 

 

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