Malawian wins Global Film award

Hall recieving the award

Video director Imran Shaban's movie 'The Year of Our Lord' has won best original screenplay at the recently hosted Hollywood Global Film Awards in the United States.

There were two nominations for Malawi in two categories; Best actress (Aisha Sanudi) and Best original screenplay ( Imran Shaban).

the gong

The 'Year of Our Lord' gives a poignant portrayal of the hopes, struggles and sacrifices of the people of Sinola village who dream of freedom from the dictatorial rule.

In an interview, after winning the award, Shaban said he was speechless saying he did not expect to win the prestigious award and invade Hollywood.

Diana Call represented Youg Travellers Threatre
Diana Call represented Youg Travellers Threatre

"This is the biggest achievement of a lifetime, I don't know what to say, We have put Malawi on the map," Shaban said.

He explained the country needs to do better and produce quality material to get the recognition he has been getting.

"We just need to work hard on our quality and submit to the festivals," Shaban said when he spoke to our entertainment desk.

Shaban
Shaban: Words can not explain this achievement

Diana Hall, represented Shaban in Los Angeles during the red carpet event and said she was humbled to stand in for the director.

"It was an honor to represent the Malawian film maker Imran Shaban to receive his award for Best Original Screen play for his film “ The Year of Our Lord” . Congratulations to him and all the wonderful actors of 'The Young Travelers Theatre'.

Hall emphasised: "This is just one of many awards this film has won around the world at numerous festivals."

the event

The award means Shaban has now won  43 awards for the movie 'The Year of Our Lord'

  MOVIE: THE YEAR OF OUR LORD

  1. Best message award at THE GREAT MASSAGE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL 2021 (pune, India)
  2. Best international feature film at URUVATTI INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL 2021 (NEW DHELHI, INDIA)
  3. Best feature film at THE NAWADA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL 2021 (INDIA)
  4. Honorable jury mention award at THE INDIAN INTERNATIONAL FILM AWARD (INDIA)
  5.  Best director oasis cine award (Imran Shaban) at THE OASIS CINE AWARDS (USA)
  6. Best picture oasis cine award at THE OASIS CINE AWARDS (USA)
  7. Best feature film at  THE CAAFA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (GHANA)
  8. Best director (Imran Shaban) at THE INDO AMERICAN INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (USA)
  9. Best picture  at THE INDO AMERICAN INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (USA)
  10. Best actress  at THE ROSHANI INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (AURANGABD,INDIA)
  11. Best international feature film at THE SASEE FILM AWARDS (INDIA)
  12. Best director (Imran shaban) at THE GOLDEN LEAF INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (TURKEY)
  13. Best international feature film at THE GOLDEN LEAF INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (TURKEY)
  14. Honorable mention award at THE NASTY FRAMES INDIE FILM FESTIVAL (UK)
  15. Best poster at THE AIYAN FILM AWARDS
  16. Best international feature film at THE AIYAN FILM AWARDS
  17. Best director (Imran Shaban) at THE AIYAN FILM AWARDS
  18. Best script writer (Imran Shaban) at THE AIYAN FILM AWARDS
  19. Special recognition award at PITON INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (USA)
  20. Best director (Imran Shaban)  at THE PANDA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (USA)
  21. Best actor (Alisen kainga) at FLORIDA BEACH INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (USA)
  22. Best international feature film at MUSEUM TALKIES FILM INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL (UK)
  23. Best director at  DREAMZ CATCHER INTERNATIONAL  FILM FESTIVAL ( INDIA)
  24. Best trailer at VALPARAI INTERNATIONAL  FILM FESTIVAL (PAKISTAN)
  25. Best international feature film at VALPARAI INTERNATIONAL  FILM FESTIVAL (PAKISTAN)
  26. Best director at VALPARAI INTERNATIONAL  FILM FESTIVAL (PAKISTAN)
  27. Best international feature film at THE POOMPUHAR INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (INDONASIA)
  28. Best actress (Aisha sanudi) at THE POOMPUHAR INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (INDONASIA)
  29. Best actor (Alisen kainga) at THE POOMPUHAR INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (INDONASIA)
  30. Best director (Imran shaban) at THE POOMPUHAR INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (INDONASIA)
  31. Best script writer (Imran Shaban) at the GOLDEN SWAN AWARDS (INDIA)
  32. Best director (Imran shaban) at the GOLDEN SWAN AWARDS (INDIA)
  33. Best international feature film at the GOLDEN SWAN AWARDS (INDIA)
  34. Trace studios award  at THE TRACE TV ( FRANCE)
  35. Best director (Imran Shaban) at THE GONA FILM AWARDS
  36. Best international feature film at THE GONA FILM AWARDS
  37. Best director at THE GOLDEN LEAF INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
  38. Best international feature film at THE GOLDEN LEAF INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
  39. Best first time filmmakers award at THE KRIMSON HORYZON INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (UK)
  40. Best female actor (Aisha sanudi) at THE ANUBHAV INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (INDIA)
  41. Achievement award (Imran shaban) at THE KALAKARI FILM FESSTIVAL (INDIA)
  42. Honorable mention award at THE CHIHUAHUA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (MEXICO)
  43. Best original screenplay at THE HOLLYWOOD GLOBAL FILM AWARDS (USA)