The Real Life Documentary Festival, 4th edition
- Fara Awindor, Filmmaker and Manager at NAFTI (President of the Jury)
- Eleonor Sylla, Director of the Goethe Institut in Accra
- Ed Guerrero, Professor at NYU
The Walter Mosley Award honors the best documentary film from the competitive selection that shares new lights on contemporary theme on Africa and African Diaspora. Thanks to the donation of the recognized American writer Walter Mosley the filmmaker will receive $5,000.
The winner is : Yemane Demissie (Ethiopy) for TWILIGHT REVELATIONS : Episodes In The Life & Times Of Emperor Haile Selassie (58 mins, Ethiopia 2009)
The AfroPoP Prize 2010
The AfroPop Prize.
The National Black Programming Consortium sponsors the AfroPop award for REAL LIFE Documentary Film Festival. "AfroPop: The Ultimate Cultural Exchange" is a US based public television show featuring independent documentaries and short films about life art and culture from the contemporary African Diaspora. Hosted by Idris Elba, "AfroPop" is the only series on US Public Television that focuses solely on stories about the African Diaspora. The winner of the AfroPop award will be offered a 3 years contract worth up to $8000.
The winner for the AfroPop prize is: Femi Odugbemi (Nigeria) for BARIGA BOY (26 mins, Nigeria 2010)
"The award goes to Femi for ‘Bariga Boy'! A solid portrait of a rising artist whose work should be known internationally."
The Joe Ampah Award 2010
* Femi Odugbemi, filmmaker (President of the Jury)
* Yemane Demissie, filmmaker
* Laurene Addy, editor
The Joe Ampah Award is a $1,000 award in memory of one of our staunchest supporters whose enthusiasm for our success was inspiring. We named this award in his honor for a constituency he hoped we would be able to inspire-students in African film schools.
The winner is: Elizabeth E.K. Coleman for Camp Healing
" for its provocative treatment of very sensitive subject, for its capacity to engender change and for its potential to inspire other young filmmakers to recognise the documentary form as a powerful voice for change in the african society."
A special mention was given to the film ME BRo Mi Ba (My white baby) by Akosua Adoma Owusu, for its outstanding cinematic imagery and visual narrative."
Femi Odugbemi, President of the Jury