Phyna wins best actress at Edo State International Film Festival; full winners list

Phyna wins best actress at Edo State International Film Festival; full winners list

Edo State International Film Festival unveils winners.

The second edition of Edo State International Festival (ESIFF) concluded on a high note with an awards ceremony celebrating the cream de la creme of global filmmaking talent.

Head juror, Victor Okhai beamed as he announced they’d received a record-breaking 3,000 entries from 196 countries, solidifying the festival’s position as a true melting pot of cinematic excellence.

Here’s a list of the winners:

Best Editing: The Book of Mountains

Best Sound: Obito

Best Makeup: Sleeping dogs

Best Screenplay: Obito

Best Costume: Ek Bhagavad ek Gita

Best Cinematography + gift of a new Sony camera: Ek Bhagavad ek Gita

Best Documentary + $5,000 cash prize: I will never leave you

Best Male Actor: Jinmi Ahmed in The Delectable Azeezah Samson

Best Actress: Josephina ‘Phyna’ Otabor in Osato

Best Director: Obito

Best International Film: Obito

Best International Short Film + $5,000 cash prize: Edeleyo

Best Feature Film + $10,000 cash prize: Ifediche

Sam Loco Efe was honored posthumously.