Nigerian Films have continued to make in-roads, sustainably, carting away various awards at international, regional and domestic film/television festivals and markets.
The latest comes from FESPACO (2011), the African version of the Oscars which just ended in Ouagadougou, the Burkinabe Capital.
“Champions of our Time”, a film directed by Mak Kusare, won the Ecowas Prize for the Best Film in West Africa. The film also won the Special Jury Prize for Best Television/Video Award at the five day film fiesta.
Competing in the same category of Best Tv/Video Award were (24) twenty four entries from Cameroun, Madagascar, Kenya, South Africa, Zimbabwe, Burkina Faso, Libya, Algeria, Ethiopia, Senegal, Namibia, Burundi and Nigeria (two entries- “Champions of our Time” and Kunle Afolayan’s “Figurine”). With the two awards, Kusare, an alumni of the National Film Institute, Jos, has added another feather to his cap.