Pan African Film Fest '12 Winners: "Toussaint L'Ouverture," Jimmy Jean-Louis Receive Top Honors + Full List

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by Vanessa Martinez
February 20, 2012 9:38 PM
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The 2012 Pan African Film Festival came to a close this evening; the last screening was the eagerly anticipated French TV film/miniseries Toussaint L'Ouverture, which was ultimately the festival's big winner.  L'Ouverture and Jimmy Jean-Louis were awarded top honors for Best Narrative Feature and Best Actor, respectively.

Other notable winners in select categories include Better Mus' Come director Storm Saulter, the short films Of Mary and Elza, and the documentaries African Election and Dark Girls.

Congratulations to the L'Ouverture cast and team, especially Mr. Jean-Louis!

See the complete list below..

PAN AFRICAN FILM FESTIVAL AWARDS 2012

Best Feature Narrative

Toussaint Louverture (France), directed by Philippe Niang

Special Jury Recognition-Feature Narrative:

Inside Story (South Africa), directed by Rolie Nikiwe

Best Director First Feature

Better Mus' Come (Jamaica), directed by Storm Saulter

Special Jury Recognition-Feature Narrative:

Elza (Guadeloupe/France), directed by Mariette Monpierre

Best Documentary

An African Election (Ghana), directed by Jarreth Merz

Special Jury Recognition-Documentary:

Mama Africa (South Africa/Germany/Finland), directed by Mika Kaurasmäki

Best Short Film

Of Mary (US), directed by Adrian Lester

Special Jury Recognition-Short Film:

Dear Me (US), directed by Ka'ramuu Kush

Festival Programmers’ Award—Narrative

Elza (Guadeloupe/France), directed by Mariette Monpierre

Festival Programmers’ Award—Documentary

Slavery by Another Name (US), directed by Sam Pollard

Festival Founders’ Award – Narrative feature

A Small Town Called Descent (South Africa), directed by Jahmil Qubeka

Festival Founders’ Award – Documentary

The Education of Auma Obama (Nigeria/Germany), directed by Branwen Okpako

CAPRI Capital Partners Award for Best Actor

Jimmy Jean-Louis, Toussaint Louverture (France)

AUDIENCE AWARD--Narrative Feature

Toussaint Louverture (France), directed by Philippe Niang

AUDIENCE AWARD--Documentary

Dark Girls (US), directed by Bill Duke & D. Channsin Berry

AUDIENCE FAVORITE – Short Film

The Truth (US), directed by Hill Harper

PAN AFRICAN FILM FESTIVAL-BRITISH ACADEMY OF FILM AND TELEVISION ARTS/LA (BAFTA/LA) FESTIVAL CHOICE AWARD

Elza (Guadeloupe/France), directed by Mariette Monpierre

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3 Comments

  • Parris | February 22, 2012 2:28 PMReply

    need to see this

  • Donella | February 21, 2012 3:46 PMReply

    Very happy for this film.

  • Rockerfeller1 | February 21, 2012 11:43 AMReply

    Outstanding. This film is amazing and it deserved the awards it won.

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