ABIA: GROUP EXPRESS DISSATISFACTION OVER NON-PAYMENT OF ABIA PENSIONERS, CIVIL SERVANTS, WRITES GOV IKPEAZU

Anon-governmental organization under the aegis United Abia Artistes and Patriotic(UAAP)Forum has expressed dissatisfaction on the delay of payment of pensioners and civil servants in Abia state while also claiming that the state have received March 2023 federal allocation and made steady collection of internally generated revenue in the state (IGR), leaving the workforce and retires in the state to suffer.

In a statement titled:”Open Letter To Gov. Okezie Ikpeazu PhD And PDP Abia State Chapter” signed by the convener, Amb. Dr. Osita Offor -De Ultimate Commander, made available to Candidreporters.com, on Wednesday, UAAP also accused the ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) of “nonchalant attitude to the welfare of civil servants and retirees in the state”.

The group also questioned why the present administration of PDP in Abia State “refused to utilize a good portion of the federal allocation in offsetting wages of workers and retirees”.

UAAP also appealed to “all progressive Abians and concerned stakeholders in the political process to be cautious of their actions and take home the reality that the people will resist any attempt to rob off our chosen governor in the person of Dr. Alex” , while also stating that the ruling PDP led by governor Okezie Ikpeazu “should realize that the peoples’ mandate for His Excellency, Dr. Alex Otti OFR is absolute and cannot be subverted by any move or financial inducements deployed to grab power through the back door”.

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OPEN LETTER TO GOV. OKEZIE IKPEAZU PhD AND PDP ABIA STATE CHAPTER

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We The United Abia Artistes and Patriots Forum, have observed with dismay the continued delay in the payment of civil servants and pensioners by your government after receiving March 2023 federal allocation in addition to revenue earned from State IGR for the period under review.

UAAP notes that the nonchalant attitude to the welfare of civil servants and retirees by the outgoing administration leaves much to desire, as they were made to celebrate the 2023 Easter on an empty stomach.

We are therefore calling on the Gov. Ikpeazu led administration to be alive to her responsibilities and do the needful to the starving workers and pensioners by paying their due entitlements.

This wake-up call has become imperative so that the incumbent government will not leave behind huge unpaid salary arrears for the incoming administration to battle with in addition to the myriads of problems that will be left behind.

The big question being asked by UAAP is why has the present administration refused to utilize a good portion of the federal allocation in offsetting wages of workers and retirees which is constitutionally her first charge. Does the administration want to tell the public that the collected March federal allocation as well as internally generated revenue are being utilized or channeled for other purposes as a clandestine arrangement to jeopardize the collective mandate of the good people of Abia to Dr. Alex Otti and the Labour Party?

The Okezie Ikpeazu led administration should realize that the peoples’ mandate for His Excellency, Dr. Alex Otti OFR is absolute and cannot be subverted by any move or financial inducements deployed to grab power through the back door.

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We therefore appeal to all progressive Abians and concerned stakeholders in the political process to be cautious of their actions and take home the reality that the people will resist any attempt to rob off our chosen governor in the person of Dr. Alex Otti OFR, or his popular mandate.

The incumbent administration should know that this is 2023 and not 2015 when Abians were forced to accept illegality of victory outside the ballot box. They should allow the existing peace to continue to reign.

The time to reposition Abia as God’s Own State is now.

Yours truly,

Amb. Dr. Osita Offor -De Ultimate Commander – Convener

Dr. Mike Okiro (Igp-rtd)-patron

Chief Umeh Kalu San-patron

Chief Chimezie Okorie SAN

Chief Ejike Asiegbu-veteran Actor

Hope Obioma Opara -Film Festival/Publisher

Chris Akwarandu-ace Actor/director

Chinedu Ikedieze Mfr-nollywood Legend

Emma Ehumadu Labista-nollywood Legend

Emeka Enyiocha-Nollywood Legend

Ralph Nwafor Sec. Gen. NWBC,

Hon. Amaobi Ogah Fed. Reps. Elect

chaka chukwumerije- Stakeholder

Chief Chris Ifesi Ntor-stakeholder

Mrs. Gloria Anozie Young Nollywood Legend

Joyce Kalu- Nollywood Legend

Bright Chimezie- Veteran Musician

Coach John Obuh- Football Legend

Michael Ugochukwu- Ruggedman- Veteran Rapper

Buchi Enyioma Atuonwu- Veteran Singer

Prof Ikechi Uko- Stakeholder,

Alozie Uzoukwu (Alonzo)- Veteran Journalist

Diagha Madu Chikwendu- Nollywood Pioneer

Christian Okpara- Veteran Journalist

Andy Shurman- Veteran Musician

Chuks Akamadu- Md, Afrocultour Ltd

Chief Chris Maduka-stakeholder

Hon. Matthias Umeh

Iroegbu Emenike- Stakeholder

Dr Uduma Nnate -Stakeholder

Chinyere Nwabueze Nollywood Legend

ETHNIC BIGOTRY & XENOPHOBIA AGAINST THE IGBOS IN NIGERIA

Ojukwu, Gowon and Kaduna Nzeogwu (The key actors of the civil war 1966=1970)

*The crime of that tribe must be so great.*

In 1966: Nearly 1,000,000 of them was massacred in the North as revenge killings for a coup that was plotted by a young man that bears their name but had never been to their land. They escaped back to their homeland and wanted a country of their own, but they were told that they must belong to one indivisible Nigeria

For three years, they resisted and lost another 3,000,000 of their kith and kin were fed to the vultures. Their entire homeland was a killing field, they were killed, and they were starved. Kwashiorkor finished up their starving children. Many of their wives and daughters were raped and some were taken into forced marriages.

(But The International Criminal Court (ICC) and The International Court of Justice never investigated the war crimes. They didn’t take a look at these evil, xenophobic and ethnic cleansing done against the Igbo nation. They were too blind to see and they simply turn their heads and look the other way, that is why those who perpetrated these evil act are walking freely but the blood on their hands will remain a curse to them and their generations to come.)

After three years of annihilation, the genocide ended. The few that were still alive crept out of their holes and remembrance the country that has massacred them without a just cause.

Chief Awolowo the then Finance Minister

To return to the country, they were economically stripped of their remaining dignity and offered only *£20 (then ₦40)* each in exchange for their money…millionaires before the war restarted life with *£20 (then ₦40)*. They did not complain, they accepted their fate and reintegrated with all.

Within a short while, the country embarked on an indigenization policy which enabled many of their South Western, South-South and Northern brothers to buy up major multi-nationals at a giveaway price…with *£20(then ₦40)* in their pockets, they could only watch…. those that owned houses in the big cities lost their homes to the criminal policy of ‘Abandoned property’ as enacted by some states aimed at committing official stealing.

In the civil service, the policy of the quota system made it impossible for many of them to be accepted back into their former jobs…In trying to get a quality education for their children; the policy of giving admission to children from educationally disadvantaged states, saw their children score so high at entrance exams but locked out from most of the Federal Government Colleges and universities; even though they were coming from war, they were still categorized as educationally advantaged. 53 years after the war, the educationally disadvantaged states are still educationally disadvantaged and the Igbos are still blamed for everything and denied major government presence and projects.

Locked out of schools and locked out of public service, they embraced trading and other menial jobs that a man could do with his hands to feed his family. To survive, they spread out again to the big cities with memories of their dead ones and rundown homeland.

Everywhere they went, they lived frugally, sometimes, and a master lived in his shop with his 5 boys until they made enough money to rent a one-room apartment.

Of all their brothers, the Yorubas were the most accommodating after the war and this made many of them quickly forget the pains of the war and settled down to play major roles in the development of the communities, in which they found themselves.

In their host communities, they never looked back in donating towards the building of schools, churches and whatever was required…Some even married the daughters of their hosts and some took titles. At drinking bars, you find Jide and Emeka drinking and laughing. At school, you find Ebube and Bisola reading and playing together as best of friends.

Soon, at the turn of the 90s, many of their town unions encouraged them to completely trust their hosts and join hands in opening up areas that were hitherto, uninhabited, especially the swamps and the mangroves….they bought swamps and the term ‘sand filling’ became popular, they bought thick mangrove forests and in mowing them down, they became Osuofia and the money coming from them, made their hosts happy because most of the places they bought and transformed had laid waste for years.

With vigour, they negotiated for lands to build markets, cleared the lands and built the markets and were happy to welcome state and local government tax and rate officials. If you slap them on one cheek, they gladly turned the other with a smile. When they build houses, they trust everything to their Yoruba builders and even in their homeland, all their building projects were done by the Yoruba boys they have come to love and trust.

Then…1999 came….all celebrated the re-emergence of democracy…but gradually, a new anti-Igbo message started, but they ignored it because they have completely fallen in love with their host…

In 2014…..The divisive politicians showed up in their numbers and made them; the Igbos the sacrificial lamb all over again…

Someone wrote somewhere and I agree with him completely that:

In 1993, the Igbos voted Abiola against Tofa who had an Igbo as Vice-President…

In 1999, the Igbos voted for Obasanjo en-block,  Obasanjo is Yoruba. Obasanjo lost Yorubaland but scored 85%+ in Igbo land

In 2003, the Igbos voted for Obasanjo Obasanjo scored 95% in some Igbo states, Obasanjo defeated Ojukwu in Igbo land.

In 2007, the Igbos voted for Yaradua, Yaradua was Hausa-Fulani. Yaradua scored his highest percentage of votes in Igbo land

In 2011, the Igbos voted for Jonathan, Jonathan is Ijaw. Jonathan scored 95%+ in Igbo land

In 2015, the Igbos voted for Jonathan. Jonathan scored a higher percentage in Igbo land that in the South-South Region

In 2019, the Igbos voted for Atiku, Atiku is Fulani. Atiku scored a higher percentage in Anambra than Adamawa

In 2023, the Igbos voted for Obi, Obi is Igbo. Once the Igbos voted Obi they became ethnic-bigots

Once the Igbo gave Obi what they had given to Shagari, Abiola, Obasanjo, . Ya’ Ardua, Jonathan and Atiku, Igbos became criminals.

My heart is very heavy as I pen down these few lines because I smell another pogrom aimed at  Igbos loading and I can’t see anyone stopping the genocidal messages spreading on many South-West and other platforms… People are speaking of the coming Governorship election in Lagos on Saturday 11th March 2023 as if it is a day that has been marked as D-Day for something very cold and un-Lagos.

And I ask again, what is the crime of the Igbos?

Some said Igbos claim to own Lagos and I laugh, someone who owns a place is buying land and paying tax and rents in the same place?

I am that ‘Kwashiorkored’ Igbo child (now 54) born in the war that you are trying to retrigger. We will continue to tell our children our story so that they will also tell our grand , great grandchildren  and generation to come.

WE WILL NEVER FORGET.

Courtesy  Austin

BEFORE AN IGBO MAN RETALIATES

Barr Ndidi Anike

We have always known. But because we are a people of values, we are not given to the rabid rancour  you all are used to. Before an Igbo man retaliates, know that you have pushed him beyond his limits. And when he does retaliate, he does so not out of spite but for survival. Throw us to the wolves and we will come back leading the pack. And that is what makes us the envy of every other. There will never be a people more dignified and honorable like the Igbos. Never!

-@Ndidi Anike.

SUBMISSION OPEN TO THE 3RD EDITION UNIVERSAL MOVIE AWARDS 2023

The Universal Movie Awards will return for its 3rd edition in November 18,2023.The film award event is open to filmmakers from around the world and also contributes to the Nigeria being positioned as a creative hub through its focus on high quality Nigeria film.

Universal Movie Awards is accepting entries to the 3rd UNIMA  edition.

December 12, 2022 Opening Date

January 31, 2023 Early bird Deadline

March 31, 2023 Regular Deadline

July 31, 2023 Late Deadline

September 1, 2023 Extended Deadline                                    

Applications for submitting films are being accepted on various film submission platforms.

a. Click to submit your film https://filmfreeway.com/UNIVERSALMOVIEAWARDS

b. Click to submit your film  https://filmmakers.festhome.com/festival/universal-movie-awards

The Unima awards accepts films in five categories which include:

Feature Film,

Short Film,

Fiction,

Documentaries

Short Documentaries

Indigenous film

Feature Animation

Short Animation

More information on the programme will be released in the lead up to the event. https://unimaawards.org/

RUBEN ÖSTLUND PRESIDENT OF THE JURY OF THE 76TH FESTIVAL DE CANNES

RUBEN ÖSTLUND

50 years after fellow citizen Ingrid Bergman, Swedish director Ruben Östlund, a two-time winner of the Palme d’or, will preside over the Jury of the 76th edition of the Festival de Cannes to be held from May 16 to 27.

« I am happy, proud, and humbled to be trusted with the honor of Jury president for this year’s Competition at the Festival de Cannes. Nowhere in the film world is the anticipation as strong as when the curtain rises on the films in Competition at the Festival. It is a privilege to be part of it, together with the Cannes audience of connoisseurs. I am sincere when I say that cinema culture is in its most important period ever. The cinema has a unique aspect – there, we watch together, and it demands more on what is shown and increases the intensity of the experience. It makes us reflect in a different way than when we dopamine scroll in front of the individual screens. », declared the futur President Ruben Östlund.

With a track record of only 6 features, the filmmaker was already selected twice at Un Certain Regard, where he was awarded the Jury Prize in 2014, before later entering the Competition. No sooner does he appears there that the Palme d’or is awarded to him twice; first for The Square at the 70th Festival de Cannes, and then for his next film acclaimed last year, Triangle of Sadness.

After studying cinema in Gothenburg, he directed his first feature film, The Guitar Mongoloid, in 2004. On the edge of the documentary genre, the film describes the intersecting destinies of outcasts in a fictional city that closely resembles Gothenburg. Humor as a tool of sociological description is already apparent.

His next short film, Autobiographical Scene Number 6882, gathers all the ingredients of his future work, which are affirmed in Involuntary, a feature film selected at Un Certain Regard in 2008. Östlund positions the camera at a relevant distance to better observe human behavior: small weaknesses and major flaws caused by group dynamics are then dissected to the point of discomfort. Two years later, Incident by a Bank won the Golden Bear for best short film at the 60th Berlinale – it examines the reactions of passers-by to a bank robbery. His third

feature film, Play, which was presented at the Directors’ Fortnight in Cannes in 2011, describes harassment between youth gangs. When it was released in Sweden it gave rise to a major debate across Swedish society.

In Force Majeure, which was screened at Un Certain Regard in 2014, the situation takes on the aspect of an avalanche where a father prefers to take cover rather than save his wife and children: how can he accept the aftermath, in bad faith and in fear of losing face? Such is the issue that the director examines with ferocious acidity.

Ruben Östlund repeatedly explores a provocative dialectic which has become his signature: an initial situation sets the stage for a sociological examination where the baser instincts of our humanity are painstakingly and uncompromisingly examined with corrosive humor.

In 2017, in The Square, he tells the fictional story of an artistic experiment he conducted in his native country. The film addresses brilliantly the boundaries of public space, art and the animal aspects within ourselves.

Finally, in 2022, Triangle of Sadness chronicles a cruise ship caught in a storm that reshuffles the cards of class struggle in Western societies in a nauseating hullabaloo.

By inviting Ruben Östlund to preside over the Jury, the Festival de Cannes wishes to pay a tribute to films that are uncompromising and forthright and which constantly demand that viewers challenge themselves and that art continue to invent itself.

Ruben Östlund has therefore become the third two-time winner of the Palme d’Or to be the President of the Jury, following Francis Ford Coppola and Emir Kusturica, and the very first to take on this role the year after his acclaim in Cannes.

« As president, concludes Ruben Östlund, I will remind my colleagues in the jury about the social function of the cinema. A good movie relates to the collective experience, stimulates us to think and makes us want to discuss what we have seen – So let’s watch together! »

TRACY OBONNA FEATURED IN HOLLYWOOD FILM BERMUNDA ISLAND

TRACY OBONNA

Nigerian born US based Actor Tracy Obonna  featured in a recent  Hollywood movie  Bermuda Island.

She played the character in Film: Laura

Beverly Hills Fine Arts Theatre is the location for the sold out premiere of the Mahal Empire thriller, Bermuda Island starring Tom Sizemore, John Wells, Greg Tally ,Tracy Obonna and others.

 Directed by Adam Werth. Story by Michael Mahal & Sonny Mahal, Screenplay by  Robert Thompson.

SYNOPSIS

Passengers on their way to a tropical paradise crash at sea and find themselves on a deserted island. Desperate to survive the elements and infighting between survivors, they find that the island has more in store for them than they ever imagined.

Tracy on set

Tracy  Obonna Bio

Tracy graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Theatre Arts from The University of Albany in New York. She then obtained a MBA in Finance from Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale Florida. Tracy also received a scholarship to play Division 1 volleyball for Youngstown State University in Ohio. She was then inducted into the Schools Hall of Fame. Tracy is now working on numerous film projects around the world.

www.instagram.com/Tracyobonna

https://www.imdb.com/name/nm5919982/?ref_=rvi_nm

Tracy on set

ADIDAS IS EXPECTED TO LOSE $1.3 BILLION IN SALES AFTER DROPPING KANYE WEST


The rapper formerly known as Kanye West told the world last year that he lost $1 billion after severing a partnership with Adidas. Now it turns out Adidas stands to lose even more.

The German sportswear brand expects to lose $1.3 billion in sales this year because Yeezy clothes and shoes will not be available, the company said Thursday. A lack of Yeezy products will also reduce operating profit by $534 million, with the company projected to break even this year, Adidas said.

“The numbers speak for themselves. We are currently not performing the way we should,” CEO Bjørn Gulden said in a statement. “2023 will be a year of transition to set the base to again be a growing and profitable company.”

Courtesy CBS News

THE MOVIE “BERMUDA ISLAND” 2023 1h 25m

SYNOPSIS

Passengers on their way to a tropical paradise crash at sea and find themselves on a deserted island. Desperate to survive the elements and infighting between survivors, they find that the island has more in store for them than they ever imagined.

Story by Michael Mahal & Sonny Mahal, Screenplay by  Robert Thompson. Director Adam Werth

THE MULTIMILLION DOLLAR NOLLYWOOD MOVIE ‘DOUBLE DEKOI’

DOUBLE DEKOI SYNOPSIS:

Amanda (Abimbola ESTHER-Modella BBN) visits her younger brother, Steve (Baaj Adebule), in prison to hear his side of the story. Steve has been convicted of murder and sentenced to life imprisonment. After listening to his brother’s story, Amanda realizes it is a set up by the same organization that killed her father. StarCity Properties Ltd is an Estate Development firm on the outside. But on the inside, the company engages on illegal activities like drug and human trafficking. When Amanda’s father realized what the company was really about, he threatened to go to the police if they don’t stop. StarCity Properties Ltd had two choices, either to disengage from its criminal activities or remove Mr. Bankole from the face of the earth. They chose the latter. Now, StarCity Properties Ltd is a criminal organization ran by the blood thirsty Madam Seggy(Sola Sobowale), whose only daughter(Ojumu Christiana-ChristO BBN) is a renowned Police Inspector, Betty. Now, there is a potentially incriminating documents Mr. Bankole hid somewhere before his demise. StarCity Properties Ltd want that recording by all means. That is why they set up Bankole’s only son, Steve, hoping to propose a deal to the young man in exchange for his freedom.

Convinced that her brother is innocent, Amanda decides to infiltrate the Double Dekoi (StarCity Properties Ltd). She sends her mother(Franca Brown) to Abuja and joins her cousin, who lives in the ghetto. Amanda recruit her cousin, Jaspa(Nwekete Bright Chidi-BBN) and the funny Flecky (Seyitan Adeyemi). And together, they infiltrate the Cartel, in search of evidence that could set Steve free. “DOUBLE DEKOI” is intriguing, hilarious. Action packed and suspense- filled. But above all, the lessons are priceless.

Also starring

Kanayo O Kanayo as Don Malaika

Hilda Dokubo

Tony Akposheri

Angela Phillips

Leon Slaboh

Ronke Odusanya 

Yinka Quadri

Sunny McDon

Elliel Otote  and others

ABOUT THE DIRECTOR NNAMDI ODUNZE

Nnamdi Odunze, Director of DOUBLE DEKOI, Multimillion Dollar Nollywood Film

You must have heard about the multi-million dollar star studded film Double Dekoi. But you may not have heard about the director behind it.

Nnamdi E Odunze is n ot new in the Nigerian film industry . he started his entertainment career at The Nigerian Television Authority (NTA), trained as a core Script Supervisor & Director by the best hands on television and films.

He created the first reality TV show in Nigeria after the Big Brother Africa in 2004,”Next Nollywood Star” a TV Talent Hunts Show. He has directed over a dozen movies/TV programmes. He has also packaged and managed several premiere deals for Nigerian international Diaspora filmmakers.

Odunze has a vast knowledge of organizing road shows of any standard.

He has to his credit, Assistant Director: “Sakobi Returns” (A ZebEjiro Production), Director: “Adaeze” (1st Igbo soap opera in Nollywood), Director: ‘Enu Ofe’(Igbo soap opera), Director: ‘Crossed Road’(Golden Pyramid Productions Ltd.), Director: ‘Comfort Zone’(Golden Pyramid Productions Ltd.), Director:

‘Adamma ’(FAD Productions Ltd.), Director: ‘Ikpe Omuma’ (TV Series-Golden Pyramid Productions Ltd./Africa Movie Magic), Director: ‘Secret Pain’(TV Series-Golden Pyramid Productions Ltd./Africa Movie Magic ),Director: ‘Diary of a Hood’(Heavy Metal Studios Ltd.), 1st Assistant Director ‘Sweet & Sour’ (ZebEjiro Productions (on The NTA Network Service), 1st Assistant Director & Script Supervisor: ‘Mortal Sin’ (ZebEjiro Productions Ltd), Assistant Director: ‘Extreme Measures’ (Zeb Ejiro Productions Ltd), Director: ‘Ice Cold’ (MacMillan Productions), Director: ‘Sweetest Goodbye’ and ‘Paradise of Shame’ (Monarch Productions), Production Designer & Script Supervisor:

Slave Masters’(New-Vision Productions, London), Producer: A Queen For Domingo(A Live Musical Drama Makeli Multi-media Productions Ltd), Assistant Director: ‘with God’ (O’King Productions Ltd.),Unit Director: Black Night In South America(African Oasis Productions, Brazil ), etc.

In the last few years, Odunze has established good reputation in producing and directing movies, organizing and management of events, stage plays in partnership with Nigerian Television stations.

Nnamdi’s experience spans beyond theatre and the shores of Nigeria as he can be considered as a world Citizen by being involved in productions “12 Ayilara Street (on tour) in the Republic of Benin by the Embassy of France/French Cultural Center (Lagos –Nigeria) and the Republic of Togo.

This flowing experiences made it easy fir him to gather top veterans like KOK, Sola Sobowale, Hijda Dokubo and a host if others in the criss cultural feature film Double Dekoi.

NnamdiE. Odunze is the creator of“Millionaire’s Mansion” reality TV shows.

Nnamdi E Odunze is happily married to his beautiful wife and blessed with lovely children.

LIST OF WINNERS AND NOMINESS UNIVERSAL MOVIE AWARDS 2022

LIST OF WINNERS AND NOMINESS UNIVERSAL MOVIE AWARDS 2022

BEST PICTURE CATEGORY                                                          

EAGLE WINGS (Nigeria)  by Paul Apel Papel – WINNER

CRYSTAL COUNTLESS MISFORTUNE (Uganda) by Leonard Amanya  – Nominee

KUNGFU  GIRL  (China)  by Kenny Gage, Devon Downs -Nominee

OCTOBER 22  (Singapore) by Nauwroz Khan – Nominee

KAPANA   (Namibia) by Philippe Talavera – Nominee

NOT TO FORGET (USA) by Valerio Zanoli – Nominee

STAY  (USA) by Oluyinka Davids -Nominee

NEXT TUESDAY (Nigeria)  by Mercy Manuels – Nominee

 BEST ACTOR MALE CATEGORY

ENYINNA NWIGWE   EAGLE WINGS (Nigeria) – WINNER

ABIGETE EDISON (CRYSTAL COUNTLESS MISFORTUNE)  Uganda – Nominee

LOUIS GOSSETT JR NOT TO FORGET (USA) -Nominee

A PANNEEIRCHELVAM OCTOBER 22  (Singapore) -Nominee

BEST ACTOR FEMALE CATEGORY

OLYMPIA DUKAKIS (NOT TO FORGET) USA  – WINNER   

MIKIROS GAROES (KAPANA)  Namibia – Nominee

CLEO KABUYE  (CRYSTAL COUNTLESS MISFORTUNE ) Uganda – Nominee

YIXI TAO (KUNGFU  GIRL)  China – Nominee

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR MALE CATEGORY

FEMI JACOBS  (EAGLE WINGS )Nigeria – WINNER

GEORGE CHAKIRIS (NOT TO FORGET) (USA) –  Nominee

JOSHUA EMMANUEL  (NEXT TUESDAY)  Nigeria  – Nominee

JOSEPH BENJAMIN (STAY)  USA – Nominee

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR FEMALE CATEGORY

KATOOKO SUSAN (CRYSTAL COUNTLESS MISFORTUNE) Uganda – WINNER

STELLA DAMASUS  (STAY)  USA – Nominee

KAREN GRASSLE (NOT  TO FORGET) USA  –  Nominee

SITHIRA THEVI  (OCTOBER 22 )Singapore – Nominee

BEST DIRECTOR CATEGORY

PAUL APEL PAPEL (EAGLE WINGS) Nigeria – WINNER 

VALERIO ZANOLI  (NOT TO FORGET) USA – Nominee

 LEONARD AMANYA  (CRYSTAL COUNTLESS MISFORTUNE) Uganda – Nominee

 NAUWROZ KHAN  (OCTOBER 22 )Singapore – Nominee

BEST SCREENPLAY CATEGORY

NOT TO FORGET (USA) – WINNER

OCTOBER 22  (Singapore) – Nominee

KAPANA   (Namibia) – Nominee

CRYSTAL COUNTLESS MISFORTUNE (Uganda) – Nominee

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY CATEGORY

NOT TO FORGET (USA) – WINNER

EAGLE WINGS (Nigeria) – Nominee

STAY  (USA)  –  Nominee

OCTOBER 22  (Singapore) –  Nominee

BEST STORY CATEGORY

CRYSTAL COUNTLESS MISFORTUNE (Uganda) – WINNER

NOT  TO FORGET (USA) – Nominee

EAGLE WINGS (Nigeria) – Nominee

 OCTOBER 22  (Singapore) – Nominee

BEST ORIGINAL SONG CATEGORY

EAGLE WINGS (Nigeria) –  WINNER

NOT  TO FORGET (USA)- Nominee

CRYSTAL COUNTLESS MISFORTUNE (Uganda) – Nominee

OCTOBER 22  (Singapore) – Nominee

SHORT FILM CATEGORY

JOSEPH (Nigeria) by Efa Iwara, Ifeme C.S  – WINNER

WASHERWOMAN (UK) by Obi Ejikeme – Nominee

UNDERWATER (Switzerland) by Nicolas Seguel – Nominee

EMI (I AM MY DEMON) (Nigeria)  by Barbara Babarinsa – Nominee

FEATURE DOCUMENTARY FILM CATEGORY

ASYLUM LOVE HAS NO BOUNDARIES (UK) by Anastasia Charalambous Barnfather – WINNER

WHERE LUNA LIVES (Belarus) by Aliaksandra Markava – Nominee

SWIMMING AGAINST THE CURRENT. (USA) by Aminah Salaam – Nominee

BLACK DADDY THE MOVIE (USA) by Damon Jamal Taylor – Nominee

THE CONDEMNED FREE (USA) by Bethel Bates – Nominee

SHORT DOCUMENTARY FILM CATEGORY

AMERICAN JUSTICE ON TRIAL: PEOPLE V. NEWTON (USA) by Andrew Abrahams, Herb Ferrette – WINNER

ROMEO YUSUPOV (New Zealand) by Romeo Yusupov – Nominee

IN A WHOLE NEW WAY (USA) by Jonathan Fisher – Nominee

RAPE OF JUSTICE (Nigeria) by Willie Workman Oga – Nominee

ANIMATION FILM CATEGORY      

LION HARE & HYENA (South Africa) by Sheldon Christopher Noble – WINNER

HOW MUCH FOR THE EXAMS (Croatia) by Ivica Valentić – Nominee

FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM CATEGORY

ITLU AMMA  (India) by Umamaheswara rao C  – WINNER

KIAPO (OATH) (Kenya) by Amos Mwaki  – Nominee

JUYIN SARUATA ( PALACE COUP) (Nigeria) by Falalu A. Dorayi – Nominee