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Our favorite week in the Nollywood Industry is here as the biggest film festival in Africa officially kicked off  Sunday, November 10, 2019, with the attendance of Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, and top Nollywood stars led by Kate Henshaw.

Also spotted at the opening night of AFRIFF 2019 were GMD Access Bank, Herbert Wigwe, Ini Edo, Uche Jombo, Fred Amata, Tope Alake, Colette Otuosho, Amaechi Okobi, Chioma Ude, Hilda Dokubo, and Kemi Lala Akindoju amongst many others.

In its 9th year, Chioma Ude, AFRIFF founder, and Executive Director said, “International film matters more than ever. Our varied program of the very best of cinema has the power of allowing us to understand how people with very different circumstances from all over the globe live, work and play.” 

She continued; “We are proud to theme this year’s festival as one dedicated to SHEROES, those who enable us to dream and to celebrate storytelling which challenge society. We are very much focused on training and supporting more female filmmakers this year and beyond.”

This year’s festival opened with Waad Al-Kateab and Edward Watts’ Film, ‘FOR SAMA’.

FOR SAMA is a documentary taking us on an intimate and epic journey into the female experience during WAR.

On Monday, AFRIFF began with the Industry Program for Registered Industry delegates and media delegates.

The 2019 edition of AFRIFF is scheduled to be filled with a week-long event that will end on Sunday, November 17, 2019.

See more photos below:

See Also: AFRIFF Day 3

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