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.