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AFRIFF 2014 FINAL SELECTION

Welcome to the 4th edition of the Africa International Film Festival. We are once again gathering to celebrate the amazing energy African filmmakers are bringing to the screens with films that thrill, the films that take us on a journey and the films about love, respect and dignity.

Our selection this year is an array of feature films, some hard hitting documentaries and a generous selection of shorts representing over 20 countries from all the regions of Africa. Our Opening Night film is The Square, an Oscar nominated documentary by the Egyptian filmmaker Jehan Noujaim. This is a stunning film that charts the course of three years of Egyptian political upheaval that began 2011.

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2014 Jury

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Muritala Sule

A Filmmaker, TV Producer, Presenter and Scriptwriter, he has practised for close to three decades.. In that period, he has also been a reporter and editor in a magazine and a newspaper. His work in the media has been principally devoted to film and TV matters and issues. . He is also a member of the International Federation of Film Critics, FIPRESCI. Author of two novels and a play, Mr. Sule has been functioning on screener panels and jury of Film and TV Award systems in Nigeria since the mid-1990’s.[/text-with-icon][/item][item id=”1402749351-3-91″ title=”Item”][text-with-icon icon_type=”image_icon” icon=”steadysets-icon-cloud” color=”Accent-Color” icon_image=”2970″]

Godfried Donkor

Godfried Donkor was born in Kumasi, Ghana and moved to London in 1973 where he later studied art and art history at St Martins College of Art. Donkor paints and works in mixed media collages and printmaking, as well as video. Donkor has held several solo exhibitions since 1995 in Belgium, France, Germany, Poland, Ghana, Senegal, Sweden, South Africa, UK and USA. In 2010 Donkor was approached by Puma sports to design a new football kit for the hana National Football team.[/text-with-icon][/item][item id=”1402749351-2-46″ title=”Item”]

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Sherif Awad

Born in Cairo, Sherif Awad is a film/video curator who worked as a programmer and
communications manager. In the last few years, Awad has covered international festivals like Berlin, Cannes, Istanbul, Taormina, Rome, Dubai, Oran and Tribeca for both TV and printed media. He is member of FEDEORA and FIPRESCI associations of film critics and was jury member in Pula, Orenburg, Cinedays Skopje, Karlovy Vary, VAFI film festivals, only to name a few. [/text-with-icon][/item][item title=”Item” id=”1413033447254-0-7″][text-with-icon icon_type=”image_icon” icon=”icon-glass” color=”Accent-Color” icon_image=”2970″]

Ntare Guma Mbaho Mwine

Ntare Guma Mbaho Mwine is a dual citizen of Uganda and America. Film acting credits include “Blood Diamond” and “40.” Film directing credits include “Beware of Time,” which premiered at the Pan African Film Festival and at the Berlin Black International Cinema Festival where it won Best film on matters relating to marginalized people. Ntare is an Adjunct Professor at the University of Southern California (USC) and has taught theatre and film artists in more than a dozen countries in Africa. [/text-with-icon][/item][item title=”Item” id=”1413033528351-0-9″][text-with-icon icon_type=”image_icon” icon=”icon-glass” color=”Accent-Color” icon_image=”2970″]

Jacqueline Moepeng Motsepe

Jacqueline Moepeng Motsepe has fifteen years experience across a broad spectrum of Film, marketing, communications, promotions and event management, both in South Africa and overseas. She has served as overall Co-Chairperson of the South African Film and television awards. Appointed as President of the Jury Video Films and Television Series at the Pan African Film Festival FESPACO. Ougadougou, Burkina Faso. [/text-with-icon][/item][item title=”Item” id=”1413033631581-0-1″][text-with-icon icon_type=”image_icon” icon=”icon-glass” color=”Accent-Color” icon_image=”2970″]

Julius Amedume

At the tender age of 16 Julius Amedume wrote and directed his first short film. At age of 25 after he gained his BSC honours degree in Communication and Technology, he set up a production company, were he wrote and directed 3 independent shorts films and low- budget feature film, which culminated twenty five nominations and won four awards in Europe and America, included the 2007 Festival Vision Award for Best Feature film at The 15th African Film Festival in Los Angeles. Julius is currently working on three feature films.[/text-with-icon][/item][item title=”Item” id=”1413710913539-0-4″][text-with-icon icon_type=”image_icon” icon=”icon-glass” color=”Accent-Color” icon_image=”2970″]

Pedro Pimenta

Pedro Pimenta started his film career with the National Film Institute of Mozambique in 1977. Since then , he has produced ,co-produced or line produced numerous short fiction, documentaries and feature films in his country as well as in other African countries such as Angola, Zimbabwe, Ethiopia and South Africa. Pedro is also the founder and Director of DOCKANEMA a documentary film festival in Mozambique and consult with the National Audiovisual and Film Institute (INAC).[/text-with-icon][/item][item title=”Item” id=”1413710954795-0-1″][text-with-icon icon_type=”image_icon” icon=”icon-glass” color=”Accent-Color” icon_image=”2970″]

Mahmood Ali-Balogun

Mahmood Ali-Balogun, an alumnus of the University of Ife film school. His films include award winning TANGO WITH ME – 2011 (35mm feature), A PLACE CALLED HOME – 1999 (16mm short film) and documentaries DANCE OF THE MAIDENS – Efik traditional marriage rites (2005) and CHILD & WOMEN TRAFFICKING- The New slavery (2002). He is on the Advisory Council for the Nigerian Film Industry and was a member of same for Federation Panafricaine Des Cineates (FEPACI) and the President of the Federation’s 9th Congress in South Africa (2013).[/text-with-icon][/item][/carousel]

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