19th Africa Movie Academy Awards (AMAA 2023): The Winners

Genre : Awards lists
Principal country concerned : Column : Cinema/tv
Release/publication date : 2023
Published on : 17/11/2023

The 19th edition of the Africa Movie Academy Awards (AMAA) took place on Sunday, October 29, 2023, at the Balmoral Convention Centre in Ikeja, Lagos.

Here is a complete list of the winners at the 2023 AMAA Awards:

Efere Ozaka Award For Best Short Film
Lions (Ethiopia) - Winner

Riel (Namibia)
Enmity Djin (Mauritania)
Jubril Malaifia Award For Best Animation
Lost (Uganda)
Azania Rises (South Africa)
Jabari (Ghana) - Winner
Bashorum Gaa (Nigeria)
Best Documentary
Africa Cradle of Humanity and Modern Civilization (Senegal/Canada)
Nightlife in Lasgidi (Nigeria)
Maayo Wonaa Keerol - The River is not a Border (Senegal)
Ifine (Beauty) (Sierra Leone)
Le Spectre de Boko Haram (Cameroon) - Winner
Ousmane Sembene Award For Best Film In An African Language
Pusha Pressa Phanda (South Africa)
Anikulapo (Nigeria) - Winner
The Kitera Chronicle (Uganda)
Four Walls (South Africa)
Mami Wata (Nigeria)
Michael Anyiam Osigwe Award For Best Film By An African-Born Director Living Abroad
Talia's Journey (Senegal/Belgium) - Christophe Rolin
Golden Stripes (Nigeria/UK) - Peace Osigbe
KOFA (Nigeria/Canada) - Jude Idada - Winner
Best Diaspora Short Film
We Were Meant To (United States) - directed by Tari Wariebi
The Ballad of Olive Morris (United Kingdom) - directed by Alex Kayode-Kay
Fifty-Four Days (United Kingdom) - directed by Cat White and Phoebe Torrance
Raw Materials (Jamaica) - Directed by Sosiessia Nixon - Winner
Best Diaspora Documentary
Sound of the Police (United States) - Directed by Stanley Nelson - Winner

Fantastico Negrito - Have You Lost Your Mind Yet (United States) - directed by Yvan Iturriaga and Francisco Nuñez
Black Rio (Brazil) - directed by Fernando Sousa and Gabriel Barbosa
Best Diaspora Narrative Feature
Cheese (Trinidad & Tobago) - directed by Damian Marcano
Our Father, The Devil (United States) - Directed by Ellie Foumbi - Winner
The Pastor and the Revolutionary (Brazil) - directed by José Eduardo Belmonte
Best Achievement in Production Design
Pat Nebo - Anikulapo - Nigeria - Winner

Eve Martin - Omen - DRC
Sira - Burkina Faso
Antoine Nshimiyimana - Fight Like a Girl - Rwanda
Chantel Carter - Gereza - South Africa
Best Achievement in Costume Design
Bunmi Demilola Fashina - Mami Wata - Nigeria
Toyin Bifarin Ogundeji - Anikulapo - Nigeria
Millicent Jack - 4-4-44 (Four Four Forty-Four) - Nigeria
Djibril Drame - Xalé - Senegal - Winner
Elkehoste and Baloji Omen - DRC
Sidi Ouedraogo Sira - Burkina Faso
Best Achievement in Make-Up
Campell Precious Arebamen - Mami Wata - Nigeria - Winner

Hakeem Effect and Toyin Bifarin Ogundeji - Anikulapo - Nigeria
Lila Vander Elst - Omen - DRC
Our Lady of the Chinese Shop - Angola
Omowunmi Okungbure - Gangs of Lagos - Nigeria
Best Achievement in Soundtrack
Fight Like a Girl - Rwanda - Winner

L'Axe Lourd (The Highway) - Cameroon
Gereza - South Africa
Omen - DRC
Obinna Arua - 4-4-44 (Four Four Forty-Four) - Nigeria
Best Achievement in Visual Effects
Andrej Gregori, Voranc Kumar, Ziga Radulji -Omen - DRC
Alexandre Dachkevitch - Mami Wata - Nigeria
Josh Borrill - The Trade - Nigeria
Emmanuel Bassey - Gangs of Lagos - Nigeria - Winner
Best Achievement in Sound
Juliana Oswald - Our Lady of the Chinese Shop - Angola
Vianney Aube - Sira - Burkina Faso - Winner
Erik Griekspoor - Omen - DRC
Samy Bardet - Mami Wata - Nigeria
Michel Tsagli - Xalé - Senegal
Best Achievement in Cinematography
Lilis Soares - Mami Wata - Nigeria - Winner

Joachim Philippe - Omen - DRC
Richard Henkels - Fight Like a Girl - Rwanda
Thomas Wilski - Talia's Journey - Senegal/Belgium
Eduardo Kropotkine - Our Lady of the Chinese Shop - Angola
Best Achievement in Editing
Nathan Delannoy - Mami Wata - Nigeria
Bertrand Conard - Omen - DRC - Winner
Sylvie Gadner - Sira - Burkina Faso
Layla Swart - Gereza
Madhew Leutwyler - Fight Like a Girl
Best Achievement in Screenplay
C.J. ‘Fiery' Obasi - Mami Wata - Nigeria
Ufuoma MeHHri - 4-4-44 (Four Four Forty-Four) - Nigeria
Moussa Sene Absa, Pierre Magny, Ben Diogay Beye - Xalé - Senegal - Winner
Madhew Leutwyler - Fight Like a Girl - Rwanda
National Film and Video Censors Board (NFVB) Award for Best Nigerian Film
Mami Wata - Winner

4-4-44 (Four Four Forty-Four)
Gangs of Lagos
The Trade
Best Young/Promising Actor
Maleek Sanni - Gangs of Lagos - Winner

Ewube -L'axe Lourd (The Highway
Darisimi Nadi - Obara'm
Sanou Titiama - Le chant des fusils (The Song of the Rifle
Eyiyemi Afolyan - Anikulapo
Best Actor in a Supporting Role
Francis Onwuchei - The Trade - Nigeria
Jeff Jackson - Four Walls - South Africa
Hakeem Kae-Kazim - Fight Like a Girl - Rwanda
Jimmy-Jean Louis - Rise - Winner
Best Actress in a Supporting Role
Uzoamaka Aniunoh - Mami Wata - Nigeria
Rokhaya Niang - Xalé - Senegal - Winner
Clarck Natmbwe - Fight Like a Girl - Rwanda
Best Actor in a Leading Role
Richard Mofe Demalo - 4-4-44 (Four Four Forty-Four) - Nigeria
Marc Zunga - Omen - DRC
Fenando Kamugisha - The Fallen Advocate -Uganda
Tobi Bakre - Brotherhood - Nigeria - Winner
Justine Murichii - Shimoni - Kenya
Mike Danon - Sira - Burkina Faso
Best Actress in a Leading Role
Lucie Debay - Omen - DRC
Ehle Mbali Mlotshwa - 4 Walls - South Africa
Nafissatou Sisse - Sira - Burkina Faso
Adesua Etomi - Guns of Lagos - Nigeria
Nse Ikpe Etim - 4-4-44 (Four Four Forty-Four) - Nigeria - Winner
Bimbo Ademoye - Anikulapo - Nigeria
Ama Qamata - Fight Like a Girl - Rwanda
First Debut Feature by a Director
Baloji - Omen - DRC - Winner

Ery Claver - Our Lady of the Chinese Shop - Angola
Jean Elliot Ilboudo (le Chant des fusils)The Song of the Riffle - Cameron
Best Director
Moussa Sene Absa - Xalé
C. J. ‘Fiery' Obasi - Mami Wata
Baloji - Omen
Apolline Traore - Sira - Winner
Izu Ojukwu - 4-4-44 (Four Four Forty-Four)
Kunle Afolayan - Anikulapo
Kgosana Monchusi, Menzi Mzimela, Juvaiś Dunn - 4 Walls
Best Film
Xalé- Senegal - Winner

Mami Wata - Nigeria
4-4-44 (Four Four Forty-Four) Nigeria
Omen - DRC
4 Walls - South Africa
Sira - Burkina Faso
Anikulapo - Nigeria

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