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Here is a list of Ghanaian films which left foreign films behind to win many prestigious international awards.

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There is absolutely no dearth of creativity in Ghana.

The entertainment and film industry have produced some spectacular masterpieces that have made Ghana so proud.

But sometimes, a lot of striking movies that come out, win awards at international film festivals and disappear into oblivion without ever coming into limelight.

READ ALSO: Here is why No Ghanaian film met 2018 Oscars criteria

Business Insider Sub Saharan Africa put together a whole list of films by Ghanaian film-makers that became big abroad and are still unknown to most Indians.

Take a good read!

1.  Priscilla Anany- “Children of the Mountain.”


“Children of the Mountain was adjudged Best New Narrative Director at the 2016 edition of Tribeca Film Festival in New York USA. Priscilla Anany (Writer/Director/Producer).


2.  No Time to Die


No Time to Die, the award winning Ghanaian movie, was among the celebrated movies at the 20th Pan-African Film and Arts Festival in Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America.


3. Out of The Village

The movie shot in Ghana explores the social and cultural impact of the Ebola epidemic from the perspective of an orphaned brother and his sister. It won “Best International Short Film” at the Foyle Film Festival 2015, and was produced by X-Menactor Bryan Singer. It was directed by Jonathan Stein.


4. Like Cotton Twines


In 2017 Leila Djansi “Like Cotton Twines” won an award at the Riverbend Film Festival which was held in Goshen, Indiana.


5. Sinking Sands


Sinking sands was named one of CNN’s 10 Must-see African Movies of The 21st Century.


6. Me a Belgian, My Mother a Ghanaian


The movie won the GOLDEN DHOW Special Jury Prize at the 2017 Zanzibar Film Festival.


7. Sink or Swim


The Ghanaian produced movie ‘Sink or Swim’ won the ‘Overall Best Film’ at the 2017 Newark International Film Festival in New Jersey, USA

Award winning filmmaker, Ike Nnaebue, is director of ‘Sink or Swim,’ with Ghana’s own, Haruna Seidu Soale Zoree as the Production Manager.