‘Lilongwe’ scoops two awards


A movie titled Lilongwe by Joyce Mhango Chavula on Saturday scooped two awards at the Malawi Film Festival spearheaded by M-Theatres in Blantyre.

Having claimed the Best Movie-Southern Africa award during the Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards (AMVCA) last year, Lilongwe underlined its strength by winning two awards.

The movie scooped the Best Feature Film Award and Best Director.


Mhango Chavula wrote on her Facebook page that she was excited that the movie has been recognised at home.

“It feels great to be honoured at home. I really had an awesome time and I commend the organisers for such a great initiative,” the actress and filmmaker said.

Tapiwa Gwaza was voted Best Actress for her role in My Mother’s Story.


The Best Actor Award went to Haspeck Sauti.

The judges were Veronica Curtis, Thoko Tembo, Mbachi Ng’oma and Chimwemwe Chikwana.

M-Theatres proprietor, Sunduzwayo Jere, described the event as well organised.

“The event was well organised but we have to admit that the patronage was poor,” Jere said.

Jere could not be drawn to say whether the event will come back next year.

“We have to assess the impact, so, we can’t make promises,” he said.

Jere said they were satisfied with the results and asked the industry to unite and work together if they are to develop further.

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