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LIYANA

LIYANA
Original title LIYANA

Directed by Amanda Kopp, Aaron Kopp

SWAZILAND - 2017 - English - TFA Indies

Themes :
Generalist - ALL, African Cinema & Culture, Animation, Children , Family, Youth, Documentary


Five children in Swaziland dive into their imaginations to create an original African tale about a girl on a dangerous quest.

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TECHNICAL

Time 77 min

CAST & CREW

Directed by Amanda Kopp, Aaron Kopp
Producer Davis Coombe, Sakheni Dlamini, Daniel Junge, Aaron Kopp, Amanda Kopp
DOP Aaron Kopp
Music Philip Miller
Sound Cody Ball
Editing by Aaron Kopp, Davis Coombe
  • FESTIVALS & AWARDS  (50) keyboard_arrow_down
    London 2017

    MoMA Doc Fortnight 2018

    African Film Festival New York 2018

    Palm Springs International Film Festival 2018

    FESPACO 2018

    Heartland Film Festival
    2017 - won - Grand Prize
    Los Angeles Film Festival
    2017 - won - Grand Jury Award
    Miami Film Festival
    2018 - won - Knight Documentary Achievement Award
    New York International Children's Film Festival
    2018 - won - Grand Prize - Best Feature
    Cinema Eyes Honors
    2019 - - Outstanding Animation
    Alliance of Women Film Journalists
    2019 - nominated - Best Documentary Feature Film
    Beloit International Film Festival
    2019 - - Best Documentary Feature
    Children's Film Festival Seattle
    2019 - won - Favorite Documentary Feature
    Children's Film Festival Seattle
    2019 - nominated - Global Zoom Prize for film that best promotes intercultural understanding
    Cinema Eye Honors Awards, US
    2019 - nominated - Outstanding Achievement in Graphic Design or Animation
    Ashland Independent Film Festival
    2018 - won - Feature Length Documentary
    Black Film Festival Montreal
    2018 - won - Best Animated Feature
    Brattleboro Film Festival
    2018 - - Best in Fest
    Cleveland International Film Festival
    2018 - - Greg Gund Memorial Standing Up Award
    Festival Sayulita
    2018 - won - Best Documentary
    Festival del Cinema Africano di Verona
    2018 - won - Best Feature Film
    Festiwal Filmowy Kino Dzieci
    2018 - won - Film Discoveries Competition
    Giffoni Film Festival
    2018 - won - Best Film - GEX DOC
    Luxor African Film Festival
    2018 - won - Freedom Films Best Feature Documentary
    Miami Film Festival
    2018 - nominated - Best Documentary
    Montclair Film Festival (MFF)
    2018 - nominated - New Jersey Films Competition
    Montclair Film Festival (MFF)
    2018 - won - New Jersey Films Competition - Special Jury Prize
    Olympia International Film Festival for Children and Young People
    2018 - won - Best Feature Documentary
    Oxford Film Festival, Mississippi, USA
    2018 - won - Emerging Female Filmmaker
    Palm Springs International Film Festival
    2018 - nominated - John Schlesinger Award
    Rincon International Film Festival, PR
    2018 - won - Best International Documentary
    Roxbury International Film Festival
    2018 - won - Audience Favorite Feature
    Roxbury International Film Festival
    2018 - won - Festival Prize Best of Festival
    Sedona International Film Festival
    2018 - - Director's Choice Award Best Documentary
    Vancouver South African Film Festival
    2018 - won - People's Choice Award Best Documentary
    Women Film Critics Circle Awards
    2018 - nominated - Best Animated Female
    ZagrebDox
    2018 - won - Special Mention
    Zanzibar International Film Festival
    2018 - won - IGNIS Award - Special Commendation
    Bahamas International Film Festival
    2017 - won - Spirit of Freedom: Narrative Award Best Film
    BendFilm Festival
    2017 - won - Best of Show
    BendFilm Festival
    2017 - won - Best Film
    Denver International Film Festival
    2017 - won - People's Choice Award Documentary Film
    Denver International Film Festival
    2017 - won - True Grit Award
    Durban International Film Festival
    2017 - won - DIFF Award for Artistic Bravery
    Durban International Film Festival
    2017 - won - Special Mention Documentary
    Heartland International Film Festival
    2017 - won - Grand Prize Documentary Feature
    Indiana Film Journalists Association, US
    2017 - nominated - Best Documentary
    Los Angeles Film Festival
    2017 - won - Documentary Award Best Documentary Feature
    New York International Children's Film Festival, US
    2017 - won - Grand Prize Feature Feature Films
    Providence Children's Film Festival
    2017 - won - Jury Prize Best Feature
  • PRESS  (6) keyboard_arrow_down
    Los Angeles Times
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    "Review: 'Liyana's' mix of documentary and animation compels"
    The Hollywood Reporter
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    "‘Liyana’: Film Review | LAFF 2017"
    Entertainment Weekly
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    "Get a First Look at the Gorgeous Animated/Documentary Film Liyana"
    Variety
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    "Film Review: ‘Liyana’"
    NPR
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    "The story of Liyana : How 10 Orphans From eSwatini Helped Write A Prize-Winning Movie"
    Huffpost
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    "The Best Family Movies Of 2018"

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