Trending Crimes: Episode 1 wins Best International Short Award

Ghanaian filmmaker secures prestigious honor at famed film festival

Ben Darkwa’s new film titled Trending Crimes: Episode 1 won the Best International Short Award at the 2018 Golden State Film Festival held in Los Angeles, California. The prestigious film festival took place August 10th, 11th, and 12th.

Trending Crimes: Episode 1 is a thriller, centered around Ghanaian citizens, who are targeted by a motorcycle gang. Throughout the film, the gang is tracked by a seasoned private investigator set on apprehending the bad guys. Trending Crimes shows the dedication of law enforcement fighting to preserve their communities and to overcome issues that happen in everyday life.

The film’s Executive Producer, Darkwa, is a renowned author, civil engineer, and entrepreneur in Ghana. Aside from being behind the scenes for Trending Crimes, Darkwa also created the award-winning film Pauline’s Diary. The film won the Award of Recognition at the Global Accolade Film Festival and Indie Fest movie festival. Darkwa’s many accolades show his ability to create powerful films and connect with audiences.

Aside from creating award winning films, Darkwa was the chairman of the Cambridge African Network, a position he held for five years. Apart from his professional career, Darkwa engages in various charitable foundations around the world. He is also known for lending his voice and time to help many causes which affect African communities.

The Golden State Film Festival is one of the best ways for independent movie makers to reach large audiences. Winning an award as prestigious as the Best International Short Award opens up new career opportunities for filmmakers. This film festival provides entrants with exposure and the chance to win other coveted prizes in the industry.

The Golden State Film Festival is made to serve as an avenue for new and local movie makers to show their talents in directing films. The competitive event gives filmmakers the chance to connect with movie industry experts. Movie makers from all corners of the globe are able to apply for the festival in the short and feature-length categories.

Darkwa is more than happy to share this award with those who helped him make Trending Crimes: Episode 1, a huge success. Film lovers are urged to watch Darkwa’s short film to find out just why it was given the Best International Short Award in 2018.

For more information about Ben Darkwa and his latest short film, Trending Crimes: Episode 1, please visit his website at or contact the hotline number at +44 1223 782704.

You can also keep in touch with Darkwa by sending him an email at

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