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African Cinema: All You Need to Know About the 2015 AFRIFF Film Festival (Video)

Kemi-Lala-Akindoju-and-Afie-BraimohAfrica International Film Festival (AFRIFF) is a film award and festival that gathers film makers, directors & actors from all around Africa. This year’s edition holds in Lagos Nigerian from the 8th of November to the 15th of November. The PR Kemi Lala Akindoju and Afie Braimoh the project director of AFRIFF were at the Pulse TV studio to speak about the film festival.

2015 SCHEDULE

OPENING NIGHT

African premiere of  ‘Mediterranea,’ a film by Jonas Carpignano.

Date: November 8, 2015

Venue: GDC The Palms, Lekki, Lagos

Red Carpet (6 pm – 8 pm)

Cocktails (6 pm – 8 pm)

Screening (8 pm – 10 pm)

PARTY – Jazznite – Fahrenheit

TECHNICAL WORKSHOPS and TALENT DEVELOPMENT

Date: November 9 -14, 2015

Venue: Afrinolly Studios, Oregun, Ikeja

Beginners/Intermediate Classes (10am – 5pm daily, Mon – Thurs.)

Production Design

Acting

Cinematography

Scriptwriting

Friday 13th November – Workshops Industry Day

Session 1-  FILMMAKING ON THE GO – MOFILM Presentation, Lagos 48 hour Film Project, Snapped – 9 am – 11 am

Session 2 – Documentary Filmmaking & Social Justice with Nancy Cornwell– 11 -12 Noon

Session 3 –  Collaboration in the film industry: Theatre and Film Making, Bridging the divide – 1-2 pm

Session 4 – Auditions for Lagos Theatre Festival (LTF) – 2 pm – 5 pm

INDUSTRY PROGRAMME

Focus is to dialogue, share knowledge in key note conversations, about practical ideas and trends with a view to empowering film makers. November 9-13, 2015 (Registered Industry delegates only).

Monday, November 9, 2015.

Session 1 – Producing a feature Film (Masterclass) – 9 am – 12 noon, GDC City Mall.

Session 2 – The Actor as a Commercial Brand (Masterclass) – 11-1 pm, GDC City Mall.

Session 3 –  Film Criticism Workshop – 1 pm -3 pm, GDC City Mall.

Session 4 – Music in Film; scores, soundtracks, synergy & alternative income streams. 3-5 pm, GDC City Mall.

Tuesday, 10th, 10 am -10 pm

Session 1 – Towards a Sustainable business framework for Africa Cinema – 10 -1 pm.

Silverbird Galleria, V.I, Facilitated by The Africa Film Consortium (AFC), 10 am -5 pm.

Session 2 – The NOLLYFUND Industry Engagement with the Bank of Industry – 3 pm -5 pm, Eko Hotels & Suites.

Session 3 –  AFRINOLLY MARKETPLACE Launch – 5 -7 pm, Eko Hotels & Suites.

Industry Engagement Dinner with the Bank of Industry – 7pm -10pm, Eko Hotels & Suite.

Wednesday, November 11, 2015 10 am – 5 pm

Session 1 –  Lighting Design Masterclass – 10 am – 6pm, Ultima Studios,

Session 2 –  Relativity Education engagement – 10 pm -1 pm, GDC, The Palms, Lekki

Session 3 – Practical Solutions to Minimizing Piracy – 3 -5 pm, GDC, The Palms, Lekki

Thursday, November 12, 2015

Session 1. – Breakfast presentation by KZNFC and the NFVF on; Rebates, funded Projects, funding requirements, partnerships and skills sharing between SA and Nigerian Filmmakers. 9 am – 11 am, Eko Hotel and Suites.

Session 2 – Co-production Projects Pitching – 11 pm -1 pm, GDC, The Palms, Lekki.

South African Brai Lunch 1 pm – 2:30 pm.

Session 3 – Possible Market sharing and Co-Distribution dialogue – 3 -5 pm, Eko Hotels and Suites.

Sessions led by The National Film and Video Foundation (NFVF) and The KwaZulu Natal Film Commission (KZNFC) in association with the City of Durban and Luju Productions.

Friday, November 13, 2015, 10 am – 5 pm – BRITISH COUNCIL DAY

Session 1 –  Exploring Digitalization with the NBC – 10 am – 12 pm, GDC, The Palms, Lekki.

Session 2 – Collaboration and Trade opportunities between UK and Nigeria Film Industry, facilitated by the British council and UKTI, 12 -2 pm, GDC, The Palms, Lekki

Session 4 –  Script Junction Pitching Session, 3 – 6 pm, GDC, The Palms, Lekki

SCREENINGS – Showcase of the film programme selection (10am – 8pm daily)

GDC The Palms Lekki,

GDC CityMall Lagos Island

Silverbird Galleria VI

180 Films – Features, Documentaries, Animation, Short films, Student Shorts and International Panorama.

FESTIVAL PARTIES/SOIREES/AFTER HOURS – festival networking and connection hubs.

Sunday November 8, 2015 – Jazznite – Maison Fahrenheit, Victoria Island. 10 pm

Monday November 9, 2015 – Governors welcome TBD. 9 pm

Tuesday November 10, 2015 – AFRIFF Village Hangout, Eko Hotel Pool Side, 8 pm

Wednesday November 11, 2015 – Costuming For Film (CFF) Maison Fahrenheit, Victoria Island. 7pm

Wednesday November 11, 2015 – Costuming For Film (CFF) Afterparty – Rhapsody, Victoria Island. 11pm

Thursday November 12, 2015 – COVA, Mega Plaza, Victoria Island. 11pm

Friday November 13, 2015 – Festival Party – Polo Club, Ikoyi. 10 pm

CLOSING NIGHT – WORLD PREMIÈRE OF ‘ROAD TO YESTERDAY’- a film By Ishaya Bako

Date: November 13, 2015

Venue: GDC, The Palms, Lekki, Lagos

Red Carpet (6 pm – 8 pm)

Cocktails (6 pm – 8 pm)

Screening (8 pm – 10 pm)

AFTERPARTY – Polo Club , Ikoyi

AFRIFF GLOBE AWARDS/CLOSING GALA – A celebration of winning film entries

Date: Sat Nov 14

Venue: Eko Atlantic Boulevard

Red Carpet (6 pm – 8 pm)

Cocktails (6 pm – 8 pm)

Award Ceremony (8 pm – 11 pm)

Winning Entries

Special Awards

Entertainment

After Award party – COVA, Mega Plaza, Victoria Island, Lagos.

DEPARTURES

Date: Sun. Nov 15

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