2014 PAFF Award Winners: 'Of Good Report,' '1982,' 'Freedom Summer' Take Top Honors
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2014 PAFF Award Winners: 'Of Good Report,' '1982,' 'Freedom Summer' Take Top Honors


The 22nd Annual Pan African Film Festival came to a close in Los Angeles this week, screening 172 films representing 46 countries across the Diaspora. Kicking off the festival, PAFF honored actor Charles Dutton, film publicist Roz Stevenson, CodeBlack’s Jeff Clanagan, and others as part of the pre-show festivities for the awards ceremony of the African-American Film Critics Association (AAFCA), which chose Fruitvale Station, 12 Years A Slave, and Lee Daniels’ The Butler to receive its top honors this year. 

Overall festival award winners were announced at a Filmmaker Brunch on Monday, where Tommy Oliver’s 1982 received the Audience Award and Jahmil X.T. Qubeka’s Of Good Report took the award for Best Feature Narrative. 

Find a complete list of winners from AAFCA and PAFF below:

PAFF Night of Tribute Honorees 

Lifetime Achievement Award: Charles Dutton 

Community Service Award: Roz Stevenson 

Pioneer Festival Award: Jeff Clanagan 

Beah Richards Award: Emayatzy Corinealdi 

Canada Lee Award: Tequan Richmond


2014 African American Film Critics Association (AAFCA) Awards 

Best Actor                               Forest Whitaker, Lee Daniels: The Butler (TWC)

Best Actress                            Sandra Bullock, Gravity (Warner Bros.)

Best Supporting Actress         Oprah Winfrey, Lee Daniels: The Butler (TWC)

Best Supporting Actor            Jared Leto, Dallas Buyers Club (Focus Features)

Best World Cinema                Mother of George (Oscilloscope Laboratories)

Breakout Performance            Lupita Nyong’o, 12 Years a Slave (Fox Searchlight)

Best Director                           Steve McQueen, 12 Years a Slave (Fox Searchlight)

Best Screenplay                      John Ridley, 12 Years a Slave (Fox Searchlight)

Best Music                              Raphael Sadiq, Black Nativity (RCA Inspirational)

Best Independent Film           Fruitvale Station (TWC)

Best Animation                       Frozen (Walt Disney Pictures)

Best Documentary                  American Promise (Rada Film Group)


The African-American Film Critics Association’s Top Ten Films of 2013:

1. 12 Years a Slave

2. Lee Daniels: The Butler

3. Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom

4. American Hustle

5. Gravity

6. Fruitvale Station

7.  Dallas Buyers Club

8. Saving Mr. Banks

9. Out of the Furnace

10. 42


2014 Pan African Film Festival Award Winners

Best Feature Narrative

Of Good Report (South Africa) Director: Jahmil X.T. Qubeka

Special Jury Recognition-Feature Narrative

Confusion Na Wa (Nigeria) Director: Kenneth Gyang

Best Director-First Feature Narrative

The Forgotten Kingdom (Lesotho/South Africa) Director: Andrew Mudge

Special Jury Recognition-Director – First Feature Narrative

Felix (South Africa) Director: Roberta Durrant

Best Documentary

Freedom Summer (US) Director: Stanley Nelson

Special Jury Recognition-Documentary

​Small Small Thing (US) Director: Jessica Vale

Best Narrative Short

Freedom Road (South Africa) Director: Shane Vermooten

Special Jury Recognition-Short Narrative

Sketch (US) Director: Stephen T. Barton

Festival Programmers’ Award-Narrative Feature

Kingston Paradise (Jamaica) Director: Mary Wells

Festival Programmers’ Award-Documentary

Through A Lens Darkly: Black Photographers and the Emergence of a People (US) Director: Thomas Allen Harris

Festival Founders’ Award- Narrative

Blackbird (US) Director: Patrik-Ian Polk

Festival Founders’ Award-Documentary

Brothers Hypnotic (Netherlands/US) Director: Reuben Atlas

CAPRI Capital Partners Award

The Magic City (US) Director: R. Malcolm Jones

Audience Award—Documentary

Inner City Champions (US) Directed by Kenneth Taylor

Audience Award—Narrative Feature

1982 (US) Director: Tommy Oliver

New Media Award

Kickin’ It Caucasian (US) Director: Jason Bevly

BAFTA LA PRIZE (Pan African Film Festival-British Academy ofFilm and Television Arts/LA Prize)

Of Good Report (South Africa) Director: Jahmil X.T. Qubeka

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