Rwandan short film 'Imfura' won the prestigious Silver Bear Jury Prize over the weekend at the Berlin International Film Festival. 

This is one of nine Afircan based films that won awards at the festival. Other big winners included 'Burkina Brandenburg Komplex', 'Styx', 'Fortuna' and 'Supa Modo'. 

'Imfura' tells the story Gisa, a young man, who travels to the village of his mother, who disappeared in the genocide. 

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He wants to comprehend, to remember, but is instead forced to choose a side in a fight over an inheritance which has become a shell of a house.

Over 18 African based films screened at the Berlin International Film Festival with it being four times more than the ammout of films compared to Sundance 
in January. 

It has been a stellar year for African based films with 'And Breathe Normally' winning Best Direction at Sundance for its story of a struggling Icelandic mother and an asylum seeker from Guinea-Bissau.

Locally produced 'Inxeba (The Wound)' also gained international awards with lead actor Nakhane Touré winning the Best Actor in a Foreign Film Award at The Palm Springs International Film Festival.

And the Marvel Studios film 'Black Panther' based in the fictional country of Wakanda in Africa is currently the highest-grossing film of the year. 

Trailer Imfura by Samuel Ishimwe from CUT-UP Distribution on Vimeo.