Program Schedule

Monday, 9th - GDC, City Mall Lagos Island

9am – 12 noon (Three-day Masterclass)

Producing a Feature Film Masterclass . REGISTRATION CLOSED

11am – 1 pm

Actor as a Commercial Brand

1pm – 3pm

Criticism Workshop – The Entertainment Writers Series

3pm – 5pm

Score, Soundtrack, Synergy and Alternative Income Streams

Tuesday, 10th - Eko Hotel, Lagos

9am – 1pm

Towards a Sustainable Business Framework for African Cinema

3pm – 5pm

The NollyFund Industry Engagement

5pm – 6pm

Afrinolly Marketplace Launch

Wednesday, 11th - GDC, The Palms, V/Island

9am – 6pm

Lighting Design Masterclass . REGISTRATION CLOSED.

10am – 1pm

Relativity Education Engagement

3pm – 5pm

Practical Solutions to Minimising Piracy

Thursday, 12th - Eko Hotel, Lagos

9am – 11am

Rebates, Funding Projects, Funding Requirements, Partnerships & Skills Sharing between SA & Nigerian filmmakers

11am – 1pm

Co-production Project Pitching

3pm – 5pm

Possible market sharing and co-distribution dialogue

Friday, 13th - GDC, The Palms V/Island

10am – 12noon

Exploring Digitization with NBC

12 noon – 2pm

Collaboration and Trade opportunities between UK & Nigeria film industry

3pm – 6pm

Script Junction


Actor as a Commercial Brand

This session explores whether if in today’s world of cutting edge, content focused entertainment artists need to become brands and if so what does it take to become one?

Host : Uzoma Onwuchekwa (MD, Maverick Equinox)

Afrinolly Marketplace Launch

Afrinolly will be launching a revolutionary movie service at AFRIFF 2015; a uniquely secure mobile distribution platform which connects movie fans with films in a convenient way. A platform for producers to monitize their content without the fear of piracy.

Hosts – Afrinolly

Criticism Workshop

Art and Entertainment reporting in the digital age and Film Criticism. This workshop is expected to provide an insight into international film festival coverage and prepare the entertainment reporter for exemplary performance on his daily job in this changing times.

Hosts – Jahman Ankulapo (Editor Sunday Guardian) & Muritala Sule (Film Critic)

Practical Solutions to Minimising Piracy

This Panel of discussion will explore unique and innovative ways to minimize the effects of piracy in the film industry by looking at options in Technology, Law Enforcement and Distribution

Panelists: Gabriel Okoye (Gabosky Films), Chike Maduegbuna (AfriNolly), Mrs Toyosi Alabi (Olaniwun Ajayi LP

Relativity Education Summit

A few hours of engagement with AFRIFF stakeholders/delegates on Relativity Workshops, a review of 2014 workshops, lessons learned and next steps. Examining the impact of the workshop and the vision of its partnership with AFRIFF for Nollywood going forward. A half day program at AFRIFF that will showcase the summer program and serve as a recruitment platform for the next Nollywood cohorts.

Facilitators: Stephen Ozoigbo, Emma Greer and Jeff Grace

Score, Soundtrack, Synergy and Alternative Income Streams

This session aims to open up the festival to Artistes and Music Producers as well as explore the collaborative process of scoring a film, sound tracking and the alternative income opportunities that film making offer the music producer/composer.

Panelists: Tunde Jegede, Cobhams Asuquo & Dr. Bayo Adepetun

Script Junction

Part of BC’s UK/NG season of cultural collaboration, the programme aims to help 6 Nigerian and 6 UK screenwriters develop their skillsThe workshops kicked off with a five-day module at the Edinburgh International Film Festival in June 2015. A second five-day module will be held in Nigeria during AFRIFF. At AFRIFF, all 12 participants will also pitch their projects to an expert industry panel and get valuable feedback on their work.

Designed to bring together, inspire and motivate a cohort of contemporary screenwriters to explore, develop and create screenplays, the programme offers a range of workshops, talks and mentoring delivered by top industry professionals and visiting guest experts.


Pitching Panel: Don Omope (FilmOne Productions), Wangi Mba-Uzoukwu (Africa Magic), Neil McCartney (Independent Film Trust UK)

The Nollyfund Industry Engagement

In continuation of BOI’s support for the Nigerian Creative Industry, the BOI will engage with industry delegates to dialogue on its special industry product offering called “BOI NollyFund” under which Nigeria’s leading movie producers will receive financial support to produce international quality films and screen them through various platforms of movie distribution available both in Nigeria and internationally.

Facilitated by the Bank of Industry (BOI)

Towards a Sustainable Business Framework for African Cinema

This Session will feature Key note presentations and conversations by highly placed African industry professionals who represent the increasing diversity and richness of the industry. Key issues in focus are sustainability, growth and harvesting opportunities in the film industry.

Facilitated by The Africa Film Consortium (AFC)
Guest Speakers and Contributors: Prof. Hyginus Ekwuazi, Hon. Ama Tutu Muna of Cameroon, Zama Nkosi (NFVF), Firdoze Bulbulia, Femi Ayeni (Ultima Studios), Ismael Ntihabose (Rwanda film federation), Lizzie Chongoti (Kenya Film Commission)