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Hollywood & More: 25-year-old Kuukua Eshun wins international film awards

Kuukua Eshun is a Ghanaian-American creative who splits her time between Ohio and her home Accra.

Inspired by emotions and femininity, Kuukua raises awareness about social issues and mental health through her writing and film.

Her films have been screened at numerous festivals and countries around the world.

The multi-award-winning filmmaker's work, Act of Love, on June 30, 2020 won an award at the worldwide women’s film festival for the best visual effect in Sapin.

She was also selected by the European Union for the 2020 European Film Festival.

As a woman who believes in changing the narrative and letting her voice be heard, her advocacy has seen her speak at high-level platforms. The Ohio State University, the University of Cincinnati, Ghana international school, re: Publica Detroit and Accra, J-force conference and many other platforms.

She recently, collaborated with UNFPA Ghana to hold a healing session for young women who are survivors of sexual assault.

Kuukua's love for capacity building has seen her co-founder Boxed kids, an organization prioritized in the ultimate purpose of providing an education to the youth of Jamestown, Ghana.

Her work at Boxedkids has been recognised by influential bodies like the Skoll world forum, Embassy of Netherlands, Suitcase Mag, Nataal, Ignant, etc.

Her recent movement called Skate Gal Club is the first all-female skate crew in Ghana. As a co-founder of Skate Gal Club, her goal is to create a safe space for women in sports on the continent as we have seen on vogue magazine, yahoo news, Vice, Konbini, and many others.

Kuukua is a powerhouse who continues to tell stories that matter through her art and work.

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WE WON 4 out of 8 nominations!!! My team and I are so thankful and overwhelmed with how well my film “Artist, Act Of Love” is doing internationally!!! I’m humbled and super grateful. We don’t take the awards and all the nominations likely. God is good! To all my friends and family; GET READY WE’RE GOING TO HOLLYWOOD TO RECEIVE FOUR AWARDS BABY!!! Thank you so much Independence Short Award!! Congratulations to my team!??????????

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Awards and recognition:

Best Shorts Awards ( La Jolla, California, December 2019, Artist, Act of love) Award of Recognition.

Worldwide Women’s Film Festival ( Phoenix, Arizona, February 2020, Artist, Act of Love ) Best Visual Effects.

Independent Shorts Awards ( Hollywood, California, February 2020, Artist, Act of Love)

Best Cinematography: Artist, Act of Love by Kuukua Eshun

Best Romantic Short: Artist, Act of Love by Kuukua Eshun

Best Experimental Short: Artist, Act of Love by Kuukua Eshun

Best Director (Female): Kuukua Eshun for Artist, Act of Love 

Top Shorts film festival ( The leading online film festival ) In partnership with New York and Los Angeles Film Award.

Honorable mention: Experimental Film Artist, Act of Love by Kuukua Eshun

Fiction Film Festival :

Winner: Best Poetry Fiction. ( Barcelona, Spain) Artist, Act of Love by Kuukua Eshun

Source: www.ghanaweb.com

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