By Ogova Ondego
Published March 27, 2014
The third edition of the annual Luxor African Film Festival took place March 16-24, 2014 in Luxor, Egypt. Among the winners were eastern Africans Joel Karekezi of Rwanda who took away the main Long Narrative Feature award and Godwin Otwoma of Kenya who grabbed The Silver Mask of Tutankhamen (the Best Artistic Achievement Award for an Artist) in the Short Films category. Both artists won with works inspired by politically-instigated violence in Rwanda and Uganda, respectively.
Here is the full list of winners as announced from Egypt:
The Grand Nile Prize for Best Long Narrative Film (US$4,000 and The Golden Mask of Tutankhamun): IMBABAZI/The Pardon by Joel Karekezi (Rwanda).
The Jury Prize for Best Long Narrative Film (US$3,000 and The Silver Mask of Tutankhamun): THE ROOFTOPS by Merzak Allouache (Algeria).
The Prize for Best Artistic Contribution (Certificate of Appreciation and The Bronze Mask of Tutankhamun):
TALL AS THE BAOBAB TREE by Jeremy Teicher (Senegal).
The Grand Nile Prize for the best Long Documentary Film (US$4,000 and The Golden Mask of Tutankhamun):
DOAA AZIZA by Saad Hendawi (Egypt).
The Jury Prize for the best Long Documentary Film (US$3000 and The Silver Mask of Tutankhamun):
THE DEVIL’S LAIR by Riaan Hendricks (South Africa)
The Best Artistic Contribution award (Certificates of Appreciation and Bronze Masks of Tutankhamun). THE RIVER by Abdenour Zahzah (Algeria) and EMIR IN WONDERLAND by Ahmed Jlassi (Tunisia).
WOODEN HAND by Kouther Ben Henia (Tunisia).
MADE IN GOUGOU by Latifa Doghri (Tunisia).
HAUNTED SOULS by Godwin Otwoma (Kenya/Uganda).
EL-BOSTAN EL-SAAID STREET by Maysin El-Masry (Egypt).
MY STOLEN REVOLUTION by Nahid Persson (Sweden) and
THE PROFESSOR by Mahmoud Ben Mahmoud (Tunisia).
WITHOUT by Islam Wefky (Egypt).