haiti movie awards 2016 winners

The MPAH Haiti Movie Awards celebrated its 6th anniversary at the John Hancock Hall in Boston, MA, on Sunday, November 6, with some of the biggest names in Haitian cinema.

“Bastard Son Of A Thousand Fathers” blasted past all other films to wind up as the night’s big winner.

Lanre Sarumi’s “Bastard Son of A Thousand Fathers” scored five total nominations and won three awards: Best Director (for Lanre Sarumi), Best Original Script (for Lanre Sarumi) and Best Director of Photography (for Melissa Flores)

Hosted by Emeline Michel and Brunir O. Shackleton, the 6th annual show also handed out big honors to Nice Simon, Handy Tibert, Nadege Telfort and Junior Metellus with the MPAH 2016 Prix D’Excellence Awards.

See the full list of winners in bold below:

BEST MOVIE
*Port-au-Prince, Dimanche 4 Janvier (dir. Francois Marthouret) ***WINNER
Dancing In The Shadow of Love (dir. Joan Tutu Demosthene)
Endurance (dir. Samuel Vincent)
Bastard Son Of A Thousand Fathers (dir. Lanre Sarumi)

BEST ACTOR
Lanre Sarumi (Bastard Son Of A Thousand Fathers)
Tirf Alexius (Bastard Son Of A Thousand Fathers)
Remoh Romeo (Bastard Son Of A Thousand Fathers)
Hugh Grady (Bastard Son Of A Thousand Fathers)
*Emmanuel Vilsaint (Port-au-Prince, Dimanche 4 Janvier) ***WINNER
Jean Michel Galumette (The Guilt 2: Se Sou Zantray Mwen Pou Pase)
Tony Delerme (Dancing In The Shadow of Love)

BEST ACTRESS
Carline Nolte Mourra (The Guilt 2: Se Sou Zantray Mwen Pou Pase)
Tricia Craan (Dancing In The Shadow of Love)
Bertude Olivier (Saving Love At All Cost)
*Gesley Alexis (Endurance) ***WINNER

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR
Paulson Azemar (Dancing In The Shadow of Love)
*Alain Sanon (The Guilt 2: Se Sou Zantray Mwen Pou Pase) ***WINNER
James Star Pierre (Port-au-Prince, Dimanche 4 Janvier)

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
*Blondedy Ferdinand (Dancing In The Shadow of Love) ***WINNER
Guirlande Cajuste (Endurance)
Anyes Noel (Port-au-Prince, Dimanche 4 Janvier)

BEST DIRECTOR
Francois Marthouret (Port-au-Prince, Dimanche 4 Janvier)
Samuel Vincent & Lovely Joubert (Endurance)
Joan Tutu Demosthene (Dancing in the Shadow of Love)
*Lanre Sarumi (Bastard Son of A Thousand Fathers) ***WINNER

BEST ORIGINAL MOVIE SCRIPT
Movie name (Director / Writer )
Lanmou Intèdi (Robenson Lauvince / Robenson Lauvince)
*Bastard Son Of A Thousand Fathers (Lanre Sarumi) ***WINNER
Endurance (Samuel Vincent / Lovely Joubert & Bradely Alcime)
The Guilt 2: Se Sou Zantray Mwen Pou Pase (Jean Michel Galumette / Jean Michel Galumette)
La Fwa Nan Dézè (Ronald Tima / Ronald Tima)

BEST DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY
Endurance (Samuel Vincent)
*Bastard Son Of A Thousand Fathers (Melissa Flores) ***WINNER
Dancing in the Shadow of Love (Joan Tutu Demosthene)
Port-au-Prince, Dimanche 4 Janvier (Gilles Porte)

BEST SHORT FILM
100 Yards Away (Patrick Jerome) ***WINNER
Doukounou (Saintanor Camilus)

BEST DOCUMENTARY
The Haitian Polo Documentary (DJ Scripz) ***WINNER
Journey through Franketienne’s Worlds (Arnold Antonin)

MPAH 2016 PRIX D’EXCELLENCE AWARDS
Nice Simon, Handy Tibert, Nadege Telfort and Junior Metellus

MPAH PATRIOT AWARD
Carline Desire

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