The South African film Skin has won the Audience Award, Best Feature Narrative Award and the Jury Favourite Award at the 17th Annual Pan African Film and Arts Festival (PAFF). Starring Oscar-nominated Sophie Okonedo (Hotel Rwanda), Skin is the true story of a white woman who was born during South Africa’s apartheid era and who looked black.
Other PAFF top honours went to the US film Prince of Broadway for Best Narrative Feature, France’s Cuba: An African Odyssey (directed by Jihan El-Tahri) for Best Documentary Feature, and the Bahamas’ Rain for Best Director-First Feature.
The festival featured films from 42 countries, with over 30 world and US premieres.
Skin recently won the Audience Award at the 24th Annual Santa Barbara International Film Festival.