Our beloved Kate Henshaw-Nuttal has made us proud again. She bagged the award of Best actress in a supporting role at the South African International Film Festival, Rapid Lion on Saturday, 14 March, 2020, for her role as ‘Officer Folake Stainless’ in The Ghost and the House of Truth.
The Ghost and the House of Truth is a 2019 Temple Productions film, directed by Akin Omotosho. It has bagged a number of awards.
The South African International Film Festival, RapidLion was launched in 2015 at The Historic Market Theatre, where it has been held every year since. It is considered as the only film festival in the world with a special focus on feature films from BRICS countries.
Below is the list of the RapidLion 2020 Award Winners:
- The winner of this year’s Best Student Short (South Africa) category is the film Nocturnal by upcoming director Siyabonga Mbele.
- The best student short from the BRICS counties is The bleeding news from China by young director, Zhang Hao.
- The best International Short goes to The letter reader by director Sibusiso Khuzwayo.
- Brazilian director, Eliza Capai received the award for Best Documentary Feature for her film, Your Turn.
- The Best Actor in a Supporting Role goes to South African actor, Jet Novuka, for his role in Letters of Hope
- Kate Henshaw-Nuttal won the Rapid Lion for Best Actress in a Supporting Role for her performance in The ghost and the house of truth.
- The Best Actor in a Leading Role went to Abdelouahid Zaouki, for his performance in the Moroccan film Monsters
- Gareth Place won the RapidLion for Cinematography for his work on the South African film, Fried Barry
- The Best Screenplay went to Moroccan filmmaker, Aksel Rifman for his film, Monsters.
- In the Film Editing category, Stephen Du Plessis won for his work on Fried Barry.
- Aksel Rifman received the Award for directing for his film Monsters.
- Best of South Africa went to Fried Barry, produced by James C Williamson.
- The Best of BRICS category went to The story of my grandfather by producers Jiang Zhonghua & Liu Haiqing from China.
- Monsters won the Best of Africa and the African Diaspora and Best Film Overall category
A very big congratulations to Kate Henshaw-Nuttal, the only Nigerian on the list. We wish you many more wins!