‘The After’ Featuring David Oyelowo Wins Best Short Film at AAFC Awards.


‘The After’, produced by Misan Harriman, a British-Nigerian photographer,  and filmmaker, won the 2024 African-American Film Critics Award (AAFCA) for Best Short Film.


The winners of the awards and the movies they had chosen for the top ten of the year were revealed by the organizers on Monday, January 15, 2024. Based on their “outstanding achievement” in cinema over the period taken into consideration, they determined the winners. 


The winners, who were chosen by the organization’s 100+ members, will be honored during the 15th annual AAFCA event, which will take place at the Beverly Wilshire in Beverly Hills on February 21, 2024.


The After, penned by Harriman and John Julius Schwabach, centers on David Oyelowo as a ride-sharing driver who finds comfort in an unexpected interaction with a customer. Amelie Dokubo, Ravi Singh, Sule Rimi, and Jessica Plummer are among the other cast members.


In a press release, president and co-founder Gil Robertson stated that greater acceptance of the wide presentation of African stories has occurred in the last year.


He said, “It’s become a tradition to announce our winners on MLK (Martin Luther King) Day. And what a great year for cinema showcasing the vibrant tapestry of Black storytelling, where diversity is not a trend, but an imperative. This year’s winners have inspired, challenged, and moved us and we are delighted to celebrate them and their cultural impact.”


The movie has also been nominated for a 96th Academy Award in the Live Action Short Film category. The After, which debuted on October 25, 2023, is still available for streaming on Netflix right now.


Born on April 1, 1976, David Oyetokunbo Oyelowo OBE is a British actor, director, and producer. Among his honors are two NAACP Image Awards and a Critics’ Choice Award. He has also been nominated for two Primetime Emmy Awards, three Golden Globe Awards, a Screen Actors Guild Award, and a BAFTA Award. For his contributions to drama, he was named an Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in 2016.


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