Africa International Film Festival (AFRIFF) has called for entries for its 2017 edition scheduled to hold this November. The free event is a week-long programme that will run from November 13 to 19 in various locations in Lagos, Nigeria. Several categories to be hosted during the festival include but aren’t limited to short films, feature films, documentaries, animated films, and short films by students.
The Festival promotes and celebrates the talents of the African continent and the African diaspora. Entries, which are also welcome from French and francophone filmmakers, are to be submitted via https://filmfreeway.com/festival/AFRIFF on or before July 30, 2017.
The Festival has been described as “Africa’s exciting annual destination for fantastic film experience and celebration”. It purposes to improve and develop the film industry in Nigeria and Africa by providing a lot of opportunities in terms of growth to create a platform for investors. The event will feature other exciting programs, talent development classes, conferences, seminars, industry workshops, and creative discussions.
It will accommodate more than 2000 industry guests, 500 workshop participants, more than 10,000 international and domestic audience, and more than 500 international entries from global professional and amateur filmmakers.
The 2016 AFRIFF was anchored by Uti Nwachukwu (The Wedding, Rosemary’s Fight) and Kemi Lala-Akindoju (Sandra’s Cross – TV Series), and ended with a Globe Awards at the Eko Hotel and Suites, Victoria Island, Lagos, Nigeria. Guests were entertained by series of Broadway performances featuring Gideon Okeke as Fela Anikulapo-Kuti, Adesua Etomi, Osas Ighodaro and A’rese.
Watch a part of last year’s brilliant performance below.