The Nigerian film, Mami Wata, directed by CJ Obasi and produced by Oge Obasi, won the World Cinema Dramatic Special Jury Award for Cinematography at this year’s Sundance Film Festival.
The award was collected on behalf of the Director of Photography, Lílis Soares, by the film’s director, CJ Obasi.
The Sundance Film Festival is one of the most prestigious and respected film festivals in the world, and it is a great honor for a Nigerian film to be recognized at such an event.
The Special Jury Award for World Cinema Dramatic Cinematography is a testament to the hard work and dedication that Lílis Soares and the entire “Mami Wata” team put into the film’s cinematography.
Speaking about the award, CJ Obasi said: “It means a lot. This was a dream, we worked very hard on this. A testament to what we were trying to create with the film’s cinematography. Lílis would say: ‘Aesthetics is…