The film Grey Matter, has scooped one award and the Jury Special Mention as part of the World Narrative Feature competition:

Best Actor in a Narrative Feature Film
Ramadhan “Shami” Bizimana

The jury said: “In a world shattered by genocide, this performance was so pure.”

Special Jury Mention for
Kivu Ruhorahoza, writer and director of ‘Grey Matter’

The jury said: “For its audacious and experimental approach, this film speaks of recent horrors and genocide with great originality. We wanted to give a special commendation to this filmmaker for his courage and vision.”

This happened at an awards ceremony in the W Hotel in New York city on 28th April, attended by founder Robert De Niro, the organisers and filmmakers. Being back in London, I logged on to the Tribeca Festival’s website and watched the live streaming, which was a bit ropy at times. So, it was really by being in contact with the film’s producer, Dominic Allen, by text, that I got the news without the delay.

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