Our Audience Award for Best Narrative Feature Film offers a cash prize of £1,000 and is particularly special because it’s chosen by our audiences.

Voting cards are handed out at the start of all eligible screenings and audience members simply cast their vote on their way out.

The winner is announced, along with the winner of the Baobab Award for Best Short Film, at the Film Africa Closing Gala, which is a key festival highlight.

The 2018 Audience Award for Best Feature Film, presented for the fourth consecutive year, went to the deeply emotional Supa Modo by first-time director Likarion Wainaina.

Selected as Kenya’s official entry to the 2019 Academy Awards for Best Foreign Language Film, Supa Modo is the uplifting tale of 9 yearold Jo, a terminally ill girl whose village comes together to fulfill her dream of becoming a superhero. This is what director Likarion Wainaina had to say about the win:

“Thank you Film Africa for the love and appreciation. I dedicate this award to everyone who has suffered loss. May you find your smile, your joy, your hope, your dream and may you find your own Supa Modo. Asante sana.”

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