Princess Grace Award
Graduate Film Scholarship, 2019
Columbia University

Cary Grant Film Honor


Adewale Olukayode is a writer, director, educator and comedian from New York and Nigeria. He studies at Columbia University’s MFA program for Screenwriting/Directing. His films address themes of justice, transformation and healing. They are influenced by African cinema, which he spoke passionately about at the College de France as a guest lecturer. His directing work has been nominated for two 2014 NY Emmy Awards, including “We are One” which premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival at their Youth Initiative, and his latest short film “Home” is awaiting a festival run. He is working on his first feature “East New York,” which won the Princess Grace Award.