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Film Africa 2020 Baobab Award 1

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4 Nov 2020 - 30 Nov 2020

Online Event

We are delighted to host for the first time the Film Africa Baobab Award for Best Short Film, organised by the Royal African Society. Established in 2011, the Baobab Award exists to recognise and support emerging filmmaking across Africa and its diaspora. This first programme featuring five award-nominees includes My Love, Ethiopia that follows the turbulent and mystical journey of a young girl searching for freedom after being separated from her family; and DOLÁPOIS FINE, a coming-of-age story from the UK that is woven around the politics of hair and identity.
Showing online on Leeds Film Player from 3 November. Visit for more information.

Films in Programme:

Artist, Act of Love / Dir: Kuukua Eshun / Ghana

ìFÉ / Dir: Uyai Ikpe-Etim / Nigeria

My Love, Ethiopia / Dir: Gabrielle Tesfaye / Ethiopia, USA

Tab / Dir: Hlumela Matika / South Africa

DỌLÁPỌ̀ IS FINE / Dir: Ethosheia Hylton / United Kingdom

Part of Leeds Short Film Awards, LIFF 2020’s selection dedicated to the wonders of the short film universe.

Image Info: My Love, Ethiopia

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During this period of social distancing and lockdown due to Coronavirus we advise that you check directly with the organiser of this event that it is going ahead as publicised.

Feature films on the Player will cost £6 to rent, short film programmes £3, and Leeds Young Film Festival family features £3. There will also be discounted packages for renting multiple films. You will need to set up an account on the Player to be able to rent films.
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Leeds International Film Festival 2020
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