Click to Skip Ad
Closing in...
Watch First Trailer for 'Roots' Reboot Watch First Trailer for 'Roots' Reboot Watch: Sri Lankans of African Descent Fight to Keep Their Culture Alive in 'Kaffir Culture' Watch: Sri Lankans of African Descent Fight to Keep Their Culture Alive in 'Kaffir Culture' Taraji P. Henson Will Topline Film Based on Story of Black Women Mathematicians Who Worked for NASA During the Space Race Taraji P. Henson Will Topline Film Based on Story of Black Women Mathematicians Who Worked for NASA During the Space Race Enter The New Normal Writing Contest From Issa Rae's ColorCreative & Project Greenlight Digital Studios Enter The New Normal Writing Contest From Issa Rae's ColorCreative & Project Greenlight Digital Studios Missed It Last Night? Watch 'A Ballerina’s Tale' in Full Now Missed It Last Night? Watch 'A Ballerina’s Tale' in Full Now Ava DuVernay Wanted for Two (2!) Major Sci-Fi/Fantasy Studio Projects (UPDATE: Lupita Nyong'o May Star in One of Them) Ava DuVernay Wanted for Two (2!) Major Sci-Fi/Fantasy Studio Projects (UPDATE: Lupita Nyong'o May Star in One of Them) Tonight: Nelson George's Misty Copeland Doc - 'A Ballerina’s Tale' - Premieres on INDEPENDENT LENS Tonight: Nelson George's Misty Copeland Doc - 'A Ballerina’s Tale' - Premieres on INDEPENDENT LENS Now Streaming on Netflix: Award-Winning 'Sand Dollars' (Dominican Republic's Best Foreign Language Film Oscar Entry) Now Streaming on Netflix: Award-Winning 'Sand Dollars' (Dominican Republic's Best Foreign Language Film Oscar Entry) Jamie Foxx Will Play Little John to Taron Egerton's Robin Hood in "Progressive" Take on the Legend Jamie Foxx Will Play Little John to Taron Egerton's Robin Hood in "Progressive" Take on the Legend James Franco Will Direct Film Based on Aziah "Zola" Wells' 148-Tweet Narrative That Went Viral James Franco Will Direct Film Based on Aziah "Zola" Wells' 148-Tweet Narrative That Went Viral Regarding 'Song of the South' – The Film That Disney Doesn’t Want You to See Regarding 'Song of the South' – The Film That Disney Doesn’t Want You to See Watch the Electrifying First Trailer for Don Cheadle's 'Miles Ahead' Watch the Electrifying First Trailer for Don Cheadle's 'Miles Ahead' Madonna's 'Blonde Ambition' Dancers Tell Their Own Stories in New Documentary 'Strike a Pose' Madonna's 'Blonde Ambition' Dancers Tell Their Own Stories in New Documentary 'Strike a Pose' Watch Episode 1 of PBS' New Civil War-Set Drama Series 'Mercy Street' + On-Set Visit Watch Episode 1 of PBS' New Civil War-Set Drama Series 'Mercy Street' + On-Set Visit LeToya Luckett, Wendy Raquel Robinson, Andra Fuller Star in New TV One Comedy Series 'Here We Go Again' LeToya Luckett, Wendy Raquel Robinson, Andra Fuller Star in New TV One Comedy Series 'Here We Go Again' TV One Aims to Change the Reality Genre with New Series, 'The Next 15' TV One Aims to Change the Reality Genre with New Series, 'The Next 15' Carolina Panthers QB Cam Newton Is Heading to TV Carolina Panthers QB Cam Newton Is Heading to TV Why Was Janet Hubert (Aunt Viv) Really Replaced on 'Fresh Prince of Bel-Air'? Why Was Janet Hubert (Aunt Viv) Really Replaced on 'Fresh Prince of Bel-Air'? Netflix Explains Why It Doesn't Always Have That Film Or TV Show You Really Want To See (Video) Netflix Explains Why It Doesn't Always Have That Film Or TV Show You Really Want To See (Video) Tichina Arnold Says She Talked To Martin Lawrence About Doing A 'Martin' Movie... Tichina Arnold Says She Talked To Martin Lawrence About Doing A 'Martin' Movie...

2014 PAFF Award Winners: 'Of Good Report,' '1982,' 'Freedom Summer' Take Top Honors

Photo of Jai Tiggett By Jai Tiggett | Shadow and Act February 18, 2014 at 2:07PM

Overall festival award winners were announced at a Filmmaker Brunch on Monday, where Tommy Oliver's 1982 received the Audience Award and Jahmil X.T. Qubeka's Of Good Report took the award for Best Feature Narrative.
2
'Of Good Report'
'Of Good Report'

The 22nd Annual Pan African Film Festival came to a close in Los Angeles this week, screening 172 films representing 46 countries across the Diaspora. Kicking off the festival, PAFF honored actor Charles Dutton, film publicist Roz Stevenson, CodeBlack’s Jeff Clanagan, and others as part of the pre-show festivities for the awards ceremony of the African-American Film Critics Association (AAFCA), which chose Fruitvale Station, 12 Years A Slave, and Lee Daniels' The Butler to receive its top honors this year. 

Overall festival award winners were announced at a Filmmaker Brunch on Monday, where Tommy Oliver's 1982 received the Audience Award and Jahmil X.T. Qubeka's Of Good Report took the award for Best Feature Narrative. 

Find a complete list of winners from AAFCA and PAFF below:

PAFF Night of Tribute Honorees 

Lifetime Achievement Award: Charles Dutton 

Community Service Award: Roz Stevenson 

Pioneer Festival Award: Jeff Clanagan 

Beah Richards Award: Emayatzy Corinealdi 

Canada Lee Award: Tequan Richmond

Emayatzy Corinealdi, Forest Whitaker
Emayatzy Corinealdi, Forest Whitaker







2014 African American Film Critics Association (AAFCA) Awards 

Best Actor                               Forest Whitaker, Lee Daniels: The Butler (TWC)

Best Actress                            Sandra Bullock, Gravity (Warner Bros.)

Best Supporting Actress         Oprah Winfrey, Lee Daniels: The Butler (TWC)

Best Supporting Actor            Jared Leto, Dallas Buyers Club (Focus Features)

Best World Cinema                Mother of George (Oscilloscope Laboratories)

Breakout Performance            Lupita Nyong’o, 12 Years a Slave (Fox Searchlight)

Best Director                           Steve McQueen, 12 Years a Slave (Fox Searchlight)

Best Screenplay                      John Ridley, 12 Years a Slave (Fox Searchlight)

Best Music                              Raphael Sadiq, Black Nativity (RCA Inspirational)

Best Independent Film           Fruitvale Station (TWC)

Best Animation                       Frozen (Walt Disney Pictures)

Best Documentary                  American Promise (Rada Film Group)


'Fruitvale Station'
'Fruitvale Station'








The African-American Film Critics Association's Top Ten Films of 2013:

1. 12 Years a Slave

2. Lee Daniels: The Butler

3. Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom

4. American Hustle

5. Gravity

6. Fruitvale Station

7.  Dallas Buyers Club

8. Saving Mr. Banks

9. Out of the Furnace

10. 42

  

2014 Pan African Film Festival Award Winners

Best Feature Narrative

Of Good Report (South Africa) Director: Jahmil X.T. Qubeka

Special Jury Recognition-Feature Narrative

Confusion Na Wa (Nigeria) Director: Kenneth Gyang

Best Director-First Feature Narrative

The Forgotten Kingdom (Lesotho/South Africa) Director: Andrew Mudge

Special Jury Recognition-Director - First Feature Narrative

Felix (South Africa) Director: Roberta Durrant

Best Documentary

Freedom Summer (US) Director: Stanley Nelson

Special Jury Recognition-Documentary

​Small Small Thing (US) Director: Jessica Vale

Best Narrative Short

Freedom Road (South Africa) Director: Shane Vermooten

Special Jury Recognition-Short Narrative

Sketch (US) Director: Stephen T. Barton

Festival Programmers’ Award-Narrative Feature

Kingston Paradise (Jamaica) Director: Mary Wells

Festival Programmers’ Award-Documentary

Through A Lens Darkly: Black Photographers and the Emergence of a People (US) Director: Thomas Allen Harris

Festival Founders’ Award- Narrative

Blackbird (US) Director: Patrik-Ian Polk

Festival Founders’ Award-Documentary

Brothers Hypnotic (Netherlands/US) Director: Reuben Atlas

CAPRI Capital Partners Award

The Magic City (US) Director: R. Malcolm Jones

Audience Award—Documentary

Inner City Champions (US) Directed by Kenneth Taylor

Audience Award—Narrative Feature

1982 (US) Director: Tommy Oliver

New Media Award

Kickin' It Caucasian (US) Director: Jason Bevly

BAFTA LA PRIZE (Pan African Film Festival-British Academy ofFilm and Television Arts/LA Prize)

Of Good Report (South Africa) Director: Jahmil X.T. Qubeka

This article is related to: Awards, Festivals


Shadow & ActNewsletter