The Yaa Asantewa-UNDP awards celebrates filmmakers that go deep and tell stories that resonate to promote global good and to ensure that the sustainable development goals (SDGs) become a reality for all.
This year, The Black Star International film festival introduced 6 awards categories. Each award has a value of 3000$; with the goal of empowering the winning filmmaker to start a new project that promotes the SDGs
Comfort Arthur emerged winner with the Yaa Asantewa- UNDP award, beating International competition to win Best female director .
See full list of winners and the goal of the awards below.
The full list of the winners are:
BEST FEATURE FILM
CALL ME THIEF by Daryne Joshua
BEST MALE LEAD ACTOR
PEDRAM ASARI in Apricot Groves
BEST FEMALE LEAD ACTOR
ANGELA NEIMANN in Xolo
BEST FEMALE DIRECTOR
COMFORT ARTHUR for Black Barbie
BEST MALE DIRECTOR
PAPE BOUNAME LOPY
MARC RECCHIA for Dem Dem!
BEST STUDENT DIRECTOR
ELLI FOUMBIE for Zenith
We use this opportunity to say thank you to all our sponsors for making this possible, especially the UNDP for reaffirming the importance of film in impacting National development by using film to promote the SDGs