BlackStar Awards

Annually during the Closing & Awards Night of the Festival, the works of deserving independent filmmakers are recognized and rewarded. 


  • Yaa Asantewaa Best Feature Film award
  • Yaa Asantewaa Best Documentary Film award
  • Yaa Asantewaa Best Animated Film award
  • Yaa Asantewaa Best Short Film award
  • Yaa Asantewaa Best Woman in Film award
  • Yaa Asantewaa Best Music Video award
  • The Black Star Award for Best African Film
  • Yaa Asantewaa  Inspire Award
  • Best Screenwriter Award
  • The Golden Star Award of Excellence (Awarded to prominent film figures for their contribution to film in Africa; cash award)


In 2020, BSIFF offered the Yaa Asantewaa-GOETHE award valued at $1500 to winners of the Best Ghanaian Film award . In 2017, BSIFF offered the Yaa Asantewaa-UNDP awards valued at $3000 each to 6 winning filmmakers.


Proposed Events within #BSIFF2022 (September 20-26, 2022)


  1.     September 20th: Opening Film & Cocktail Night
  2.     September 21st: BSIFF Industry day  
  3.     September 22nd: BSIFF Edu Community Screenings
  4.     September 23rd: The Africa Film Market (Day 1 of exhibition, film workshops, panel sessions and masterclasses) & Filmmakers Hangout Party with (name pub or club)  
  5.     September 24th: BlackStar Music Night
  6.     September 25th: BSIFF (Black Carpet) Awards & Closing Ceremony


About Industry day 

This is a networking event for film industry professionals. BSIFF brings over film directors, producers and actors to represent each of the films screened during the festival. They arrive to meet with their counterparts, pitch their ideas or take part in casting sessions. To facilitate this mutually beneficial cooperation BSIFF is inviting producers, distributors, casting agents, screenwriting experts, investors, lawyers and other professionals specializing in the filmmaking business from the world. On the day, we will be holding several sessions with the experts in each field listed below and you will have an opportunity to meet your prospective partners, consultants, and make personal contacts.