True Vision Award

The True Vision Award is the only award given by the festival. With the True Vision Award, we celebrate a director’s (or directing team’s) dedication to the advancement of nonfiction filmmaking. This year’s award will be created by local artist Michael Marcum.

The 2021 True Vision Award Honoree is Rosine Mbakam

Rosine Mbakam will receive this year’s True Vision Award in honor of her achievements in and contribution to the field of nonfiction filmmaking. Her new film, Delphine’s Prayers, will screen at the festival along with her first feature, The Two Faces of a Bamiléké Woman.

Cameroonian filmmaker Mbakam now has three exceptional features under her belt: The Two Faces of a Bamiléké Woman and Chez Jolie Coiffure (T/F 2019), along with her latest film, Delphine’s Prayers, cement Mbakam as a powerful director exploring intimacy, womanhood, and African identity in her work.