Awards

HONOUR AWARDS

For the first time the REGGAE FILM FESTIVAL presented Honour Awards in 2010 to several films and especially the 10 Jamaican films that were entered in the category of New Jamaican Cinema. The REGGAE FILM FESTIVAL was proud of recognizing this group of young film makers, actors and videographers and providing an opportunity for them to show how well the legacy of our pioneer film makers is being carried on into the next generation.

HONOUR AWARDS 2010

INTERNATIONAL DOCUMENTARY
Ruffn’Tuff – Founders of the Immortal Riddim Dir: Shuizo Ishi (JAPAN)
Reggae In The Ruff – Dir: Don Mconnell (USA)

JAMAICAN DOCUMENTARY
The Last Don – DIR Peter Dean Rickards
INTERNATIONAL FEATURE
Wah Do Dem (USA)

JAMAICAN FEATURE
A Dance for Grace (USA)

ANIMATION
Kina Sky DIR: Corretta Singer (JA)
ACTOR
Orville Matherson, ‘A Dance For Grace’

ACTRESS
Melissa Fearon – ‘Not To Me’

MUSIC VIDEO
‘All I Need Is You’ – Michael Franti DIR: Ras Kassa (JA)

BUILDING BRIDGES
“11 Miles to Paradise” (HAWAII)

NEW JAMAICAN CINEMA
‘Ghetto Visit’ – DIR: Amaziyah the Great (24 Hours Competition)
Jay Will/Doc Howell:’At The Supermarket'(24 Hours Competition)
‘Concrete Jungle: Kingston 12′ DIR: Kurt Fuller’
‘Kapskilla’ DIR: Allan Tennant
‘Chasing Daddy’ DIR: Diana Ogilvie

AWARDS – REGGAE FILM FESTIVAL 2011

RBTT/RBC AWARD – MAKE A FILM IN 24 HOURS: ‘WHAT IF…” Vanessa Phillips
UNESCO AWARD – FEATURE DOCUMENTARY – ‘FIRE IN BABYLON’ (Dir: Stevan Riley)
‘REGGAE BRITANNIA’ (Dir: Jeremy Marre)

Nominees: BOB MARLEY: MAKING OF A LEGEND (Dir: Esther Anderson/Gian Goody)
HOLDING ON TO JAH (Dir: Roger Hall) – JFA HONOUR AWARD
DIRECTOR – FEATURE FILM – Mustapha Khan -”ROCKSTEADY’
Nominees: Denise Campbell – BUBBLIN’
Stephen Lloyd Jackson – DAVID IS DYING
KNUTSFORD COURT HOTEL AWARD – ACTOR – CEDRIC SANDERS – “ROCKSTEADY”
Nominees: Volier Johnson – ‘ROOM FOR RENT’
TAIT COMPUTER SERVICES AWARD – ACTRESS: Danielle Clarke ‘BUBBLIN’
Nominee: Vanessa Phillips – ‘MISINJUSTICE’
DIRECTOR – SHORT FEATURE: Vanessa Phillips – ‘MISINJUSTICE’
Nominees: Tameka Jarvis-George: ‘DINNER’ – JFA HONOUR AWARD
Wayne Benjamin: ‘THE CROFT’
Jovel Johnson: ‘RECKONING’
SUGASHAK AWARD – SOUNDTRACK: Steel Pulse – ‘ROCKSTEADY’
Nominees: ‘HOLDING ON TO JAH’
‘FROM KINGSTON TO CALI’

DIGICEL AWARD – ANIMATION: ‘BAD INFLUENCE’ Reinardo ‘Mental’ Chung
Nominees: JERK CHICKEN – Sam Stewart – JFA HONOUR AWARD
CABBIE CHRONICLES – Alison Latchman – JFA HONOUR AWARD
COUPLES AWARD – SCREENPLAY – Ginger Knight – ‘ROOM FOR RENT’
Denise Campbell – BUBBLIN’

JAMAICA FILM ACADEMY – SPECIAL AWARDS
REGGAE CONCERT: ‘FROM KINGSTON TO CALI’ Dir: Joe Trivigno
OUTSTANDING FILM OF THE FESTIVAL: ‘Fire in Babylon’ Dir: Stevan Riley

CINE JAMAICA HONOUR AWARDS
Craig Kirkland (Amaziyah The Great)
Volier Johnson
Carol Reid
Sam Stewart
Jovel Johnson
Wayne Benjamin
Reinardo Chung
Alison Latchman
Vanessa Phillips

 

Awards in the 2013 JAMAICA INTERNATIONAL REGGAE FILM FESTIVAL
presented August 5th at Island Village, Ocho Rios.

DOCUMENTARY:’BORN IN TRENCHTOWN’ (USA); DIR: Greg Pond.
HONOUR AWARD: ‘AKWANTU – THE JOURNEY‘ (USA/JA); DIR: Roy Anderson
JAMAICA FEATURE FILM: JUST ANOTHER FRIDAY – (JA) DIR: Judith Faloon-Reid, BarriVision Productions
INT. FEATURE FILM: ‘HILL & GULLY‘ (USA); DIR: Patrice Johnson.God-&-all-o-we Productions
INT. SHORT FEATURE: ‘DEAR JESUS‘ (UK; DIR: Danielle Scott-Haughton, WONDERLONDON

Films
HONOUR AWARD: ‘ONE SONG‘ (AUSTRIA); DIR: Catalina Molina
REGGAE HISTORY: ”KEEPER OF ZION GATE‘ (ISRAEL); DIR: Ronan Davidesco
(EZ-MAK – PRESERVING MUSIC HISTORY AWARD)
HONOUR AWARDS: ‘‘LAND OF LOOK BEHIND‘ (USA); DIR: Allan Greenberg;
LIVE WIRE (CAN) DIR: Kim Gertler

MUSIC VIDEO: ‘MYSTICA – (COSTA RICA); Natural Dub – Costa Rica
HONOUR AWARD: IF IT AIN’T ONE THING, IT’S ANOTHER – Edge Michael; DIR: Jean Antoniades

CINE JAMAICA – ‘THE CROFT – (JA); DIR: Wayne Benjamin, Fabrikated Projex
ANIMATION: ‘‘TEAM X’ (JA); DIR: Stephen Williamson (JA)
Madge Sinclair Award

COMEDY FEATURE: ‘STRANDED IN DANGRIGA‘; DIR: Ross Jordan, Gostafa Productions (BELIZE)
INNOVATIVE CINEMATOGRAPHY: ‘RISE ABOVE PROFANITY‘ (UK/JA); DIR: Ben Stockman/Alesha Nicolson, BLISSTROPIC Productions
HONOUR AWARD:’ COUNTRYMAN – LISTEN TO THE OCEAN’; DIR: Sugar Cane (USA)
BLACK HISTORY: ‘DAISY BATES: FIRST LADY OF LITTLE ROCK’; DIR: Sharon LaCruise (USA)

SPECIAL AWARDS:
JAMAICAN TRAVELOGUE: JTB AWARD Inspiring appreciation for the beauty and people of Jamaica. ’JAMAICA THROUGH THE EYES OF CARL BRADSHAW’; DIR: George Tait, Guerilla Film International (CAN/JA)

ONE LOVE AWARD: Films that promote the RFF objective to inspire World Peace.’THE COTTON HOUSE‘; DIR: Russ Brandon (USA)

YOUNG FILM MAKER AWARD:
Stephen ‘BigBomb’ Williamson. For excellence in both Film and Animation.

Special Thanks to the RFF Technical Team: BariVision Productions,, Peter Chung, Tina True and Makonnen Blake Hanna, with support by Delroy Morgan – Island Village, Sugashak Records, Orange Hill Records & Jamaica Tourist Board.

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