By Hussein Kiganda
Sixteen Rounds, a short movie by director Loukman Ali, won the Best African Short Film award at the Durban International Film Festival (DIFF) on August 1, 2022.
The win was confirmed by the DIFF through their social media handles. Loukman was lost for words over the news.
“I don’t even have words, thank you @durbaninternationalfilmfest. I’m so happy about this win!!!” he tweeted.
“The first award I’m genuinely happy about,” he wrote on his WhatsApp status.
Loukman’s close friends can testify that he loves Sixteen Rounds so much and to him, it’s his best movie.
The Durban International Film Festival is an annual film festival organised in South Africa. It was hosted by the South African Center for Creative Arts at the University of KwaZulu-Natal.
This year’s festival is its 43rd edition. It started on July 21 until July 30, 2022.
Loukman is a Ugandan cinematographer, screenwriter, film director, producer and graphic designer.
He is known for his movies such as The Girl In The Yellow Jumper, The Bad Mexican and Blind Date.