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Why and how do we recognize individual artists?

Bɛnpaali Award Night is the culminating event for our 3-day festival. We applaud all artists that enter their films into our festival. During workshops and discussions we encourage and help them to sharpen their storytelling. However we also want to recognize artists that have presented especially compelling, innovative and fresh work.

Each entry is viewed by an impartial jury of scholars, youth, filmmakers, journalists, and the like. They evaluate and provide comments for every film, and this feedback is used to determine three award winners. Rather than give prizes based on first, second or third place, Bɛnpaali Awards are inspired by Ghanaian leaders and pacesetters. In 2015 we honored top entries with the:

  • Yaa Asantewaa Award for Blazing New Paths
  • Kwame Nkrumah Award for Visionary Creativity
  • Theodosia Award for National Unity