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

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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 by 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.

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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 CATEGORYTITLE OF FILMNAME OF FILMMAKERCOUNTRY OF ORIGIN
 ODEHYE3HEROES OF AFRICA

SUE SAEED

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FORT PRIZENSTEIN

FRANK GARBIN

ZADOK DONKOR

KEKELI QUASHIEGAH

GHANA

GHANA

GHANA

SHORT FILMSKIN
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THERAPIST

NOTFA

70 YRS OF BLACKNESS

FRANCOIS MORRISET

KANSO OGBOLU

SALEM ALHACHITY

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ABDALLAH AHIN

USA

NIGERIA

LEBANON

GHANA

AFRICA RISINGTHE STAR BOYJAMES DEACONGHANA
DOCUMENTARYTWOUB MANTLE

A TOWERING TASK

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BURKINABE RISING (AGROECOLOGY)

BURKINABE BOUNTY (ART OF RESISTANCE)

JEAN-RENE RINVIL

ALANA DEJOSEPH

LARA LEE

 

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LARA LEE

HAITI

USA

BURKINA FASO

 

BURKINA FASO

STUDENT FILMBENEATH THE SURFACE
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SEARCHING FOR THE PERFECT GENTLEMAN

PUPPY LOVE

 

THIS LADY CALLED LIFE

GRACE ADJETEY

LENA WINDISCH

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DAREEN HEARD

 

KAYODE KASUM

GHANA

GERMANY

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USA

 

NIGERIA

FEATURE FILMSEVEN

LOST IN TIME

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WHAT DOESN’T KILL US

TOSIN IGHO

PETER KAWA

BREDDEN HUBBARD

NIGERIA

KENYA

USA

WOMEN IN FILMWALKING IN THE SHADOWS
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THE WOMB

 EDWARD MULANDI

ABA ARTHUR

GERMANY

USA

ANIMATED FILMJUMBIE KIDSVERNA CORBINUSA
NON-COMPETITIVE CATEGORYJUNGLE JUSTICE

THE FIRST CHRISTIAN

IN SEARCH

IDOWU OKENIYI
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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.

 

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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 by 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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