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2017 Africa International Film Festival (AFRIFF) announces schedule

Organisers of Africa International Film Festival (AFRIFF) have announced the schedule for the festival for 2017.  Scheduled to run from October 29 to November 4, 2017, the annual event marks AFRIFF’s 7th season of celebrating African cinema. The festival will open with Rungano Nyoni’s ‘I Am Not A Witch’, and ‘Waiting for Hassana’ a short film by Ifunanya Maduka.

2017 AFRIFF FESTIVAL SCHEDULE DAY 1: OPENING NIGHT FILM Sunday, October 29, 2017 Waiting For Hassana – a short film By Ifunanya Maduka I Am Not a Witch – a film By Rungano Nyoni only Invites and “All Access” Pass admits
Venue: Time: Soirée: DAY 2 – 6:
Genesis Cinema The Psalms Lekki Mall, Lagos. 7 pm – 10 pm Red Carpet & Cocktails begin at 6 pm Opening Night Party “strictly by Invitation” South Eatery and Social House 92b Younis Bashorun Street, Victoria Island, Lagos 10.30 pm Monday, October 30th, 2017 – Friday, November 3, 2017 SCREENING AT THE CINEMAS
167 world class films by African Film makers, Africans in the Diaspora and Friends of Africa
Venue 1: Venue 2: Film Genres: Time:
Genesis Deluxe Cinemas The Palms Shopping Mall, Lekki, Lagos Silverbird Cinemas
Silverbird Galleria, Ahmadu Bello Way, Victoria Island, Lagos FEATURE FILMS SHORT FILMS ANIMATION STUDENT SHORT FILMS DOCUMENTARIES INTERNATIONAL PANAORAMA 10am–10pm
***Admission is Free
DAY 2 – 5: Venue:
Monday, October 30, 2017 – Friday, November 3, 2017 AFRIFF TALENT DEVELOPMENT WORKSHOPS
AFRINOLLY SPACE Plot 5 Etal Avenue, off Kudirat Abiola Way Oregun, Ikeja, Lagos
Beginners & Intermediate Classes
ACTING facilitated by Hilda Dokubo BASIC DSLR FILMMAKING with CANON WRITING FOR TV facilitated by Victor ‘Sanchez’ Aghahowa Time: 10 am – 5 pm DAY 5 & 6: WORKSHOP INDUSTRY DAY Thursday & Friday, Nov. 2-3, 2017 Focus is to expose the young up comers to professional and educational opportunities immediately and dialogue in keynote conversations, aimed at sharing knowledge, ideas and trends to empower for the future
***For Registered Students only
Venue: Session 1 Session 2 Session 4
AFRINOLLY SPACE
Pre-selected trainees and registered delegates only
Plot 5 Etal Avenue, off Kudirat Abiola Way Oregun, Ikeja, Lagos THE D.I.Y OF FILMMAKING In conversation with UK filmmakers Moyo and Morayo Akande, facilitated by the British Council Thurdsay 2nd Oct, 10 am – 11am BLACK DIASPORIC CINEMA In conversation with UK filmmakers Shola Amoo Thurdsay 2nd Oct, 11 am – 12 noon ACTING MASTERCLASS with Segun Arinze Friday Oct, 3rd, 10-12 noon pm
DAY 2: INDUSTRY PROGRAM Monday, October 30, 2017 Focus is to dialogue in keynote conversations, masterclasses and seminars, aimed at sharing knowledge, ideas and trends to empower film industry professionals. For Registered Industry Delegates & Media Delegates only “All Access” Pass admits
Venue: Session 1 Session 2
Africa Artist Foundation/Genesis Cinemas, 54 Raymond Njoku Street, Ikoyi/The Palms Lekki Mall, Lagos Below The Line – Perspectives from behind the Camera keynote conversations centering on matters relating to technical film crew in Nigeria. Facilitated by BCI studios featuring Queen Martin (Line Producer), Bose Oshin (Producer Manager/Line Producer) Baba Agba (Cinematographer), Ayodele Onyekachi Banjo (Post Supervisor and Editor), Michael “Truth” Ogunlade (Composer) 10 am – 2 pm Understanding African Entertainment Across Borders Panel Discussion keynote conversation on divergent opinions held of African Films, the current place of African entertainment content on the global scene, partnerships, exporting our African content and the its future, riding on technology and strategic partnerships. By facilitated by Forde Pro. 3 pm – 5 pm INDUSTRY PROGRAM Tuesday, October 31, 2017
DAY 3:
Focus is to dialogue in keynote conversations, master classes and seminars, aimed at sharing knowledge, ideas and trends to empower film industry professionals. . ***For Registered Industry Delegates & Media only “All Access” Pass admits
Venue:  
Genesis Cinemas/Ultima Studios, The Palms Lekki Mall and Funke Zainab Usman Street, Admiralty Way, Lekki Lighting Design Masterclass with Christian Epps Masterclass By Christian Epps facilitated by the Embassy of The United States 10 am – 4 pm Film festival Success: Developing Your Festival Strategy Seminar By Nadia Denton facilitated by The British Council 10 am – 12 noon South Africa Co-financing and Co-production session.
Business Clinic/Presentation Facilitated by Mahmood Ali-Balogun, featuring presentations from the KwaZulu Natal Film Commission and the National FIlm and Video Foundation South Africa. At the Eko Hotels and Suites by 11 am – 1 pm Recording Sound and Producing for Television. Masterclass By Steve Whitford, Professional Sound Recordist & Digital Film Expert (University of Portsmouth)Lucy Brown, Head of Film & Television (University of Greenwich) and Alex Lichtensels, Film & Television (University of Greenwich) 1 pm – 3pm MY STORY, THEIR MONEY: Packaging and Pitching African stories to the Global Film Market. Business Clinic/Presentation By Victoria Thomas Facilitated by the British council. 3 pm – 5 pm Screening of Dream, Girl/Women & Entrepreneurship Keynote Conversation With American documentary filmmaker Erin Bagwell, facilitated by the Embassy of the United States. Featuring Uche Jombo (CEO Uche Jombo Studios), Emem Isong (Royal Arts Academy), Blessing Egbe (BConcept Network Productions), Moderated by Kemi Lala Akindoju
DAY 4:
6:00 pm – 8 pm US Embassy Private Hosting 8 pm – 11 pm Consul General‘s Residence AFRIFF Hangout 8 pm – Midnight Venue to be announced Later! INDUSTRY PROGRAM
Strictly by Invitation only “All Access” Pass admits Wednesday, November 1, 2017
Focus is to dialogue in keynote conversations, masterclasses and seminars, aimed at sharing knowledge, ideas and trends to empower film industry professionals. . ***For Registered Industry Delegates & Media only “All Access” Pass admits
Venue: Session 1
Genesis Cinemas/Ultima Studios, The Palms Lekki Mall and Funke Zainab Usman Street, Admiralty Way, Lekki Lighting Design Masterclass with Christian Epps Masterclass By Christian Epps facilitated by the Embassy of The United States 10 am – 4 pm
Session 2
Creative Hustle: Alternative career pathways in film. Panel Discussion By Shola Amoo, Isioma Osagie (TBC), Nadia Denton (Moderator), Steve Whitford Facilitated by the British council 10 am – 12 noon NIgerian Arthouse Cinema – creating a new kind of Nigerian cinema Seminar/Keynote Conversation By the Surreal 16 Collective, moderated by Newton Aduaka 1pm – 3 pm PUNUKA Presents – Preparations and Precautions for Film And TV production – Everything you need to know to make sure you are on the right side of the law” Masterclass
Session 3 Session 4
By Isioma Idigbe facilitate by Punuka Solicitors 3 pm – 5pm Institut Francais/French Embassy Cocktails 7 pm – 10 pm General Consulate of France, 1 Oyinkan Abayomi Drive, Ikoyi
Strictly by Invitation
INDUSTRY PROGRAM Thursday, November 2, 2016 Focus is to dialogue in keynote conversations, master classes and seminars, aimed at sharing
DAY 5:
knowledge, ideas and trends to empower film industry professionals. ***For Registered Industry Delegates & Media only “All Access” Pass admits
Venue: Session 1 Session 2 Session 3
Silverbird Cinemas/Genesis Cinemas/Terra Kulture 133 Ahmadu Bello Way/ Palms Lekki Mall/1376 Tiamiyu Savage St, Victoria Island. Funding Opportunities For Nollywood (Scriptwriting, Production funds) Presentation By Julien Ezanno, Head of bilateral relations at the National Center for Cinema and The Moving Image, France. Facilitated by Institut Francais/Embassy Of France 1 pm – 3 pm Le Cinema Au Service De La Diplomatie – The Role of Cinema in diplomacy Panel Discussion By Julien Ezanno, Head of bilateral relations at the National Center for Cinema and The Moving Image, France, Hon. Desmond Eliott, Lagos State Legislature, Honourable Minister of Information Alhaji Lai Mohammed. Moderated by Bikiya Graham Douglas 3 pm – 5 pm Canon Live Streaming Masterclass Special Masterclass
DAY 6:
INDUSTRY PROGRAM ENDS Friday, November 3rd, 2017.
(Production houses/broadcast Media/vloggers/bloggers/religious organisations/event agencies only. Facilitated by Canon 1 pm – 5 pm, Genesis Cinemas, Palms Lekki Mall
Special U.S Embassy Documentary Screenings 11 pm – 3 pm Terra Kulture, 1376 Tiamiyu Savage St, Victoria Island, Lagos French Cultural Night/Screening 7 pm – 10 pm Terra Kulture, 1376 Tiamiyu Savage St, Victoria Island, Lagos AFRIFF HANGOUT 10 pm – till late BNatural Spa 14 Abagbon Cl, Victoria Island, Lagos
Open to Public
only “All Access” Pass admits only “All Access” Pass admits
Focus is to dialogue in keynote conversations, master classes and seminars, aimed at sharing knowledge, ideas and trends to empower film industry professionals. . ***For Registered Industry Delegates & Media only “All Access” Pass admits
Venue: Session 1 Session 3 Session 4
Genesis Cinemas/Eko Hotels and Suites The Palms, Lekki Mall/Adetokunbo ademola Street Victoria Island Lagos Accelerate Filmmaker Project Session Presentation With Lala Akindoju, facilitated by Accelerate TV and AFRIFF 10 am – 12 pm Technology Driven by Entertainment Panel Discussion Facilitated by Accessbank featuring Ntel, Cisco, 9Mobile Introducing NVIVO TV Presentation By Cisco 1 pm – 3 pm Production and Distribution of African Content (Production et distribution des contenus africains) Panel Discussion Moderated by Bikiya Graham Douglas. Featuring Alain Modot (MD DIFFA), David Kessler (MD Studio Orange), Olukayode A. Pitan (MD Bank of Industry)
Kunle Afolayam (CEO Golden Effects Studio). Facilitated By Institut Francais/Embassy Of France 3 pm – 5 pm
DAY 6: CLOSING FILM Felicite – a film By Alain Gomis
Friday, November 3, 2017 only “All Access” Pass admits
Venue: Time: Rave: DAY 7: Venue: Time: After Party:
Genesis Cinema The Palms Lekki Mall, Lagos 7 pm – 10 pm Festival Party Tilt Lounge
33 Olubunmi Owa Street, around CBC towers, Lekki Phase 1
10 pm AFRIFF GLOBE AWARDS Eko Convention Centre Eko Hotel & Suites,Victoria Island, Lagos 7 pm – 11 pm Red Carpet & Cocktails begin at 6 pm Soirée Eko Convention Centre Eko Hotel & Suites,Victoria Island, Lagos
Saturday, November 4th, 2017
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