Michael Akinrogunde, who directed Penance, winner of Best Short Film/Online Video at the just concluded Africa Magic Viewers’ Choice Awards (AMVCA), in company of the film’s producers, Accelerate TV, on Tuesday, September 4th, 2018, visited Access Bank Plc Group Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer, Herbert Wigwe at the bank’s head office in Lagos for a presentation of the much celebrated award.
Michael Akinrogunde took home a much coveted AMVCA for Penance, his first film after successfully taking part in Accelerate TV’s Filmmaker Project 2017.
Penance, the story of a priest and his confessions beat four other nominees; The Housewife by Jay Franklin Jituboh, Tolu by Nadine Ibrahim, Lodgers by Ken Ogunlola and Tanwa and The Child We Wanted by Adenike Adebayo, to take home the prize.
Michael’s Penance was also one of the 5 films produced by Accelerate TV for the Top 5 winners of the maiden edition of Accelerate Film Maker Project.
The Accelerate Film Maker Project started in 2017 with the mission to educate and empower a generation of young people in the art of film-making. The platform provides intense training for creatives in the areas of directing, production, script writing and more, taught by elite Nollywood professionals and industry veterans.