Akin Omotoso

Rififi Pictures (South Africa)

Akin Omotoso studied drama at The University of Cape Town. He won The Standard Bank Young Artist Of The Year in 2007. Television work includes directed on A Place Called Home (for which he won Best Director at The South African Film and Television Awards). Akin has produced and directed four feature films. God Is African and the award winning Man On Ground (official selection to Toronto and Berlin and AMVCA Best Director ). His box office hit romantic comedy Tell Me Sweet Something won him a second Best Director Award at the 2016 AMVCA’s. His new films are Vaya and A Hotel Called Memory.