Francis Yushau Brown’s 11:08 minutes short animation film titled “Agorkoli” has been adjudged “Best Animation Film” at the 2016 Africa International Film Festival’s Globe Award.
He beat tight competition from 15 other nominees to cling the prestigious accolade at a ceremony held at the Convention Center of Eko Hotels and Suites, Lagos on Saturday, November 19.
The 2015 animation film which was premiered at the British Council has attracted both local and international attention due to its unique African storytelling and that could be one of the reasons why it won the award. Other winners include Oronto Douglas Award for Best Nigerian Film – Green White Green by Abba Makama, Best Lead Actress – Bimbo Akintola for 93 Days, Audience Choice Awards – Slow Country by Eric Aghimien.
Francis Brown was the first prizewinner in the animation category of the 3rd Accra Francophone Film Festival (AFFF) in 2015.