Awaiting Trial was announced as one of the winners at the recently concluded The Annual Film Mischief. The four-day film festival, held physically across Accra, including Abuja and Lagos, came to a close on Sunday, April 30th, 2023, with the screening of the film, Awaiting Trial.
Awaiting Trial is a documentary film that explores both the #EndSARS protests and the ‘deeper illness’ they point to – the phenomenon in Nigeria’s communal justice system called ‘awaiting trial’ where people are arrested and detained indefinitely without charge.
TAFM is a film festival set up to spotlight the best and brightest of the future of African cinema with unique narratives and styles. It is a special initiative of Film Rats, a community of circa 150 cinephiles, i.e., film enthusiasts and filmmakers on a mission to educate, appreciate & document cinema, with sharp focus on African cinema.
Since its 5-day screening in October 2022, Awaiting Trial has won several awards and recognition, including being an official selection and nominee of the African International Film Festival (AFRIFF), and a nomination as Best Documentary in African Magic Viewer’s Choice Award.