Sunday, February 28, 2010


Shirley Frimpong Manso - our one and only Ghanaian filmaker has won an award at the 18th Annual pan african film festival ( for the movie A STING IN A TALE - read my review here
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The Pan African Film and Arts Festival, is America’s largest and most prestigious Black film and arts festival that takes place annually in Los Angeles during the month of February.
Shirley thank you - you make Ghana proud because thus far you are the only one doing a good job with movies in ghana - NOBODY ELSE IN GHANA - PERIOD. You make us very proud and we salute you!!!! - I hope you get all the funding you need to continue to do such great movies
LOS ANGELES, Calif. —The Jury, Audience, Festival, and other special award-winners of the 2010 PAN AFRICAN FILM & FESTIVAL (PAFF) were announced at the Festival’s Awards Ceremony hosted by actress CCH Pounder (Avatar) at the Culver Plaza Theatres (9919 Washington Blvd. Los Angeles).
The Kenyan narrative FROM A WHISPER won for Best Narrative Feature. A three-way tie was announced for the Audience Favorite Narrative Award for films SOUL DIASPORA, A STING IN A TALE, and SPEED-DATING. The documentary on the L.A. Black Panthers 41ST & CENTRAL: THE UNTOLD STORY OF THE L.A. BLACK PANTHERS won the Audience Favorite Documentary Award.
With the theme “Get Involved,” this year’s PAFF featured 135 films representing 36 countries, including 40 in competition, 64 feature length films, and 12 world premieres.
The films receiving Jury Awards were selected from six categories:
- Best Feature Documentary
- Best Documentary Short,
- Best Narrative Short,
- Best Feature Narrative, and
- First Time Narrative Feature Directing.
All films in competition were also eligible for the PAFF’s Audience Awards as selected by Festival audiences. The PAFF Board of Directors and Programmer Festival Awards were awarded to their pick for Best Documentary and Best Narrative film. A special award from the British Academy of Film and Television Arts/Los Angeles Festival Choice Award was awarded to the film FROM A WHISPER.
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ps: Mehn these Kenyas are not playing at all - they just started in the game and they are not leaving any stone unturned. To me - the more the merrier cos it creates a challenge amongst all the film makers across AFRICA to producer beter and quality movies. I am proud of all of them.

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