The 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.