Kwaw Paintsil Ansah one of the legendary filmmakers in Ghana will receive the Honorary Award during the 3rd AREEL on Sunday, April 17. at Queens. Ahodwo Around About. KUMASI
There are very few names in the Ghana Film Industry that ring longevity and relevance at the same time. KWAW PAINTSIL ANSAH, a Ghanaian filmmaker born in 1941 in Agona Swedru is one of the few names. He is one of the founding members of the Ghana Academy of Film and Television Arts. He is unarguably one of the most refined filmmakers the country has ever known.
He is the son of a trained photographer (as well as a painter, musician, and dramatist) to whom he has attributed much of his success to. He obtained a diploma in theater design at London’s Regent Street Polytechnic between 1961 and 1963. He also graduated from the American Academy of Dramatic Arts and the American Music and Drama Academy between 1963 and 1965. During his time there, he held his first theatre play, The Adoption which was produced off-Broadway in 1964.
Mr. Kwaw Paintsil Ansah returned to the country in 1965 where he started working as a Production Assistant and Set Designer for the Ghana Film Industry Corporation for both film and television and subsequently became set designer for Egbert Adjesu’s film ‘I TOLD YOU SO’ (1970).
He became inspired and went on to establish his own advertising firm, Target Advertising Services, in 1973. Mr. Ansah founded his film production company, Film Africa Limited in 1977 and began work on ‘Love Brewed in the African Pot’ which became an immediate success throughout English-Speaking Africa, championing and becoming the most respected African director by beating previous records on the continent. In October 2014, Ansah launched a comic book based on his critically acclaimed 1980 film Love Brewed in the African Pot, the first film to be adapted into a comic book in Ghana.
Ansah is a crusader for African filmmaking and dramatic art, working ceaselessly for improved funding and distribution of African films within Africa. He has been chairman of FEPACI and a leader in the direction of FESPACO. In 1998, Ansah was awarded the Acrag Prize, the Living Legend Award for Contribution to the Arts of Ghana.
Celebration of prominent and legendary filmmakers like Mr. Ansah is the driving force for the success story of young filmmakers. It is crucial to not ignore such a feat and for such reason is why he will be receiving an Honorary Award for immense Contribution to the Ghana Cinema and Film Industry.
The Honorary Award is given in recognition of distinguished icon for their immense contribution in the Ghana Cinema and Film Industry.
Below is some of his iconic filmography.
• Love Brewed in the African Pot (1980)
• Heritage Africa (1989)
• Harvest at 17(1994)
• Crossroads of People, Crossroads of Trade (1994)
• The Golden Stool, The Soul of the Asantes (2000)
• The Good Old Days: The Love of AA(2010)
• The Good Old Days: Papa Lasisi Good Bicycle (2011)
• The Good Old Days: Suffering to Lose (2012)
• Praising The Lord Plus One (2013)
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