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Africa First Class of 2009 Awards and Festivals

Catch up with the Africa First Class of 2009 award recipients. Below, find out which festivals accepted their films and which awards they have received.

THE TUNNEL
Director: Jenna Bass/South Africa

FESTIVAL LIST
- Sundance 2010
- Berlinale 2010
- New York African Film Festival 2010
- Sehsuechte, Potsdam 2010 (Fokus-Dialogue Award)
- Chennai Women's Film Festival, India 2010
- Festival Panafrica, Canada 2010
- Seattle International Film Festival, USA 2010
- FCAT, Spain 2010
- In the Palace, Bulgaria 2010
- Moscow International Film Festival, Russia 2010
- Puchon Fantastic Film Festival, Korea 2010
- Durban International Film Festival, South Africa 2010
- Black Harvest Film Festival, Chicago USA 2010

 

SAINT LOUIS BLUES (Un transport en commun)
Director: Dyana Gaye/Senegal

AWARDS
- Audience Award for Best Short Film - Festival international du Film de Belfort 2009
- AsiaAfrica Best Short Award - Dubai International Film Festival 2009
- Best Short Film - Festival Cinema Africano Milan 2010
- Audience Award for Best Short Film - Festival International de Films de Femmes Créteil 2010
- Audience Award - Festival de cinéma jeune public Les Toiles Filantes- Pessac 2010
- Audience Award - Rencontres du Moyen Métrage de Brive 2010

FESTIVAL LIST
2009
- Festival du Film Locarno 2009
- Rencontres Cinématographiques de
Gindou 2009
- Toronto International Film Festival 2009
- Festival International du Film Francophone de Namur 2009
- Festival des cinémas d’Afrique du pays d’Apt 2009
- Festival des 3 continents - Nantes 2009
- Festival international du Film de Belfort 2009
- Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival 2009
- Dubai International Film Festival 2009
- International Film Festival of Kerala 2009
- Ion International Film Festival 2009
2010
- Sundance International Film Festival 2010
- International Film Festival Rotterdam 2010
- Göteborg International Film Festival 2010
- Festival International du Court Métrage de Clermont-Ferrand 2010
- Festival Ciné Junior (International Film Festival for Young People) Paris 2010
- Festival de Films des Autres Mondes - Black Movie - Genève 2010
- Hors Pistes Festival Centre Pompidou - Paris 2010
- CinemAfrica Film Festival Stockholm 2010
- Chennai International Women’s Film Festival 2010
- Cinema Novo Festival - Brugge 2010
- Festival Cinema Africano - Milan 2010
- Festival International des Scénaristes - Bourges 2010
- Festival International de Films de Femmes - Créteil 2010
- African Film Festival - New York 2010
- Minneapolis-St. Paul International Film Festival- 2010
- Festival Vues d’Afrique - Montréal 2010
- Festival de cinéma jeune public Les Toiles Filantes- Pessac 2010
- Rencontres du Moyen Métrage de Brive 2010
- Festival International du Cinéma et de l’Audiovisuel du Burundi 2010
- Festival de Cinema Africano - Tarifa 2010
- Mostra Internacional de Films de Dones de Barcelona 2010
- Curtas Vila do Conde 2010 (from 07/03/2010 to 07/11/2010)
- Durban International Film Festival 2010
- Black Harvest Film Festival - Chicago 2010
- CPH:DOX - Copenhagen Int. Documentary Film Festival 2010

 

PUMZI
Director: Wanuri Kahiu/Kenya

FESTIVAL LIST
- Kenya International Film Festival - Oct 2009
- Sundance Film Festival - Jan 2010
- Goethe Institute's Latitude Film Festival at the 61st Berlinale Film Festival - Feb 2010
- CineAfric Film Festival Stockholm - Feb 2010
- New York African Film Festival - 2010
- Cannes Independent Film Festival - May 2010*
- Cannes International Film Festival (short film corner) - May 2010
- Tarifa Film Festival - May 2010
- Africa on the Screen, South Africa - May 2010
- Images that Matter Short Film Festival, Ethiopia - June 2010
- LA Short Film Festival - July 2010

AWARDS LIST
- Best Short Film – 2010 Cannes International Short Film Festival (CIFF)
- Special Jury Prize – 2010 Zanzibar International Film Festival (ZIFF)
- Peace Basket Award – 2010 Rwanda Film Festival
- For Wanuri Kahiu - Priz Città di Venezia - City of Venice Prize, Venice International Film Festival
- Durban International Film Festival, South Africa - 2010
- Zanzibar International Film Festival - July 2010*
- Rwanda Film Festival - July 2010*
- Toronto After Dark Film Festival - 2010
- African Film Festival Verona - Sept 2010
- Venice Film Festival (special screening) - Sept 2010
- Festival du Film D'Afrique et des Iles, Iles de la Réunion - Sept 2010
- African Film Festival Tokyo - Nov 2010
- Imagem Dos Povos, Brazil - 2010
- Black Harvest Film Festival, Chicago USA - 2010
- Africa in the Picture, Amsterdam - 2010
- Dubai International Film Festival, - Dec 2010

 

THE ABYSS BOYS
Director: Jan-Hendrik Beetge/South Africa

FESTIVAL LIST
- 17th New York African Film Festival
- Athens International Film Festival
- Culture Unplugged International Film Festival
- The Leiden International Short Film Festival
- CFC Worldwide Short Film Festival Market
- Festival de Cine Africano de Tarifa
- Goethe Institute's Latitude Film Festival at the 61st Berlinale Film Festival
- Innsbruck International Film Festival
- Jenseits von Europa - Filme aus Afrika in Cologne
- Imagen Dos Povos Festival in Brazil
- 63rd Festival de Cannes Film Market

AWARDS LIST
- Best Short Film at the African Movie Academy Awards.
- Special Mention at the Durban International Film Festival