Film fiesta ends in style

Genre : Prizes
Principal country concerned : Column : Cinema/tv
Release/publication date : 2014
Published on : 25/08/2014
Source : The Herald

The International Images Film Festival (IIFF) for women ended on a high note on Saturday night at the Jameson Hotel where several films scooped awards.
The most outstanding film that scooped four awards was "Virgin Margarida", a Mozambican production.
The feature film was voted the best depiction of the theme ‘Woman Alive: Woman of Heart' and Sumeia Maculuva's character in the film was the Best Actress.
It also won US$2 000 for being the best film of the festival and the Best Southern African Development Community film.

The feature film set in 1975 shows as revolution that sweeps through the streets of Mozambique's capital Maputo when prostitutes are raided and sent to re-education camps to become "new". Unfortunately, the 16-year-old Margarida is mistakenly taken although she is a virgin and the film is centred on her.

"Half of a Yellow Sun" (UK/Nigeria) by Biyi Bandele won the Best Script Award as well as the  Audience Prize and was also granted US$1 000 for being the Best African film.



  • Arterial network
  • Media, Sports and Entertainment Group (MSE)
  • Gens de la Caraïbe
  • Groupe 30 Afrique
  • Alliance Française VANUATU
  • Zimbabwe : Culture Fund Of Zimbabwe Trust
  • RDC : Groupe TACCEMS
  • Rwanda : Positive Production
  • Togo : Kadam Kadam
  • Niger : ONG Culture Art Humanité
  • Collectif 2004 Images
  • Africultures Burkina-Faso
  • Bénincultures / Editions Plurielles
  • Africiné
  • Afrilivres

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