This season, the annual Africa International Film Festival (AFRIFF) returns for its sixth year of cinematic celebration with an impressive line-up of movie premieres, film screenings, industry sessions, master classes and other festival programs holding in Lagos, Nigeria, from November 13 to 20, 2016.
Announcing the festival programmes at the Intercontinental Hotel, Victoria Island, Lagos on Friday, AFRIFF Founder/Executive Director Ms. Chioma Ude said Lagos will, once again, wear the tourism ambiance, playing host to filmmakers and actors from around the world, with over
100 films showing at the newly opened Filmhouse-IMAX and Genesis Cinema, both in Lekki, Lagos.
In addition to the wide range of films, the festival, according to Ude, will also offer industry platforms for skill acquisition, financing, pitching, symposia on alternative revenue streams and piracy.
As media partners of the Film Festival, registration is available at www.acceleratetv.com, with provision of name, email, address and phone number. Don’t forget, it is from the 13th of November to the 16th. Register and anticipate a world class festival.
AFRIFF is Africa’s exciting new annual destination for fantastic film experience and celebration in Nigeria every November. An exciting cinematic showcase that presents a complete immersion into the world of film making with participation from local and international filmmakers, celebrities, actors, directors, film buyers, distributors, film critics, visual artists, film students, amateurs, equipment manufacturers and international press.
The Africa International Film festival was founded in 2010 with the following objectives:
- Develop the film industry to a level where the products compete favorably with their contemporaries all over world.
- Provide a growth opportunity for our Film Industry professionals to eventually export their products to the World.
- Facilitating access to investors, equipment and technical and skill acquisition through Festival organized fora like the Film & Equipment Market and several capacity development workshops.
AFRIFF is firmly committed to establishing bridges for partnership with international counterparts to ensure quality, expertise and global standards access the local industry. AFRIFF also aims to re-establish Africa’s significance as the original birth home of civilization and indeed the last frontier for unique film stories and content development.
Celebrating its 6th edition this November, the festival will once again host worldwide film audiences to a series of technical talent development workshops, business networking events as well as Industry Discussion Panels. Most importantly, AFRIFF features a rich and diverse film programme, with films from all over the world in various genres that are screened over 7 fun-filled days.
Since its Inaugural edition hosted in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, Nigeria in 2010, the Festival has brought together:
- More than 2000 industry guests,
- More than 500 workshop participants.
- 2000 + international entries from professional and amateur filmmakers around the world
- Guests celebrities such as Lynn Whitfield, Tchina Arnold, Rockmond Dunbar, Malcom Jamal-Warner, Eriq Ebounaey, Hakeem Kae Kazeem, Agbani Darego, Chris Aire, Kunle Afolayan, Mahmound Ali-Balogun, Genevieve Nnaji, Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde, Rita Dominic, David Kau, and all other top Nollywood actors and filmmakers.
- An international and domestic audience of 10,000 + guests