2017 Africa International Film Festival (AFRIFF) announces schedule

By October 31, 2017News

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