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Program Schedule

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3pm – 5pm

Session 1: The Business of Entertainment with Forde Pro

Facilitators: Ini Edo, Don Omope

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 9am – 5pm

Lighting Design Masterclass with Christian Epps @ Ultima Studios

 10am – 1pm

South Africa Co-production & Co-financing session @ Eko Hotel

 10am – 1pm

Session 1:Film Festival Success: Developing Your Festival Strategy

As an independent filmmaker, how can you engage with film festivals to maximize the potential of your film and enhance your career? Which are the best festivals to submit your film to and how can you ensure that your content attracts the attention of the festival curator and stand out in the programme? During this workshop you will learn how to use the festival circuit to your best advantage and create a festival strategy that ensures your work is seen by audiences all over the world.

Facilitator: Nadia Denton

1pm – 2pm

Session 2Recording Sound in Documentary Film

The workshop will demonstrate field sound recording techniques and approaches within the filming of a BBC documentary series, using illustrative film clips.

FacilitatorSteve Whitford, Professional Sound Recordist & Digital Film Expert (University of Portsmouth)

2pm – 3pm

Session 3Production for Television

Facilitator: Lucy Brown, Head of Film & Television (University of Greenwich), Alex Lichtensels, Film & Television (University of Greenwich

3pm – 5pm

Session 4My story, Their Money: Packaging and Pitching African stories to the Global Film Market

African films don’t sell without an international cast. How do you remain authentic to your voice and attract funding and partners for your film? A practical workshop on navigating the international space to raise funding for films set in Sub-Saharan Africa and authored by filmmakers of African origin.

Facilitator: Victoria Thomas

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 9am – 5pm

Lighting Design Masterclass with Christian Epps @ Ultima Studios

10am – 1pm

Session 1Alternative career pathways in film

Creative Hustle is a series of career talks focusing on back end or alternative career opportunities in the creative industry

Facilitator: Nadia Denton, Shola Amoo, Steve Whitford

1pm – 3pm

Session 2: Nigerian Arthouse Cinema

Creating a new kind of Nigerian cinema by the Surreal 16 Collective

Facilitator: Newton Aduaka, C.J Obasi, Abba Makama, Michael Omonua

3pm – 5pm 


Everything you need to know to make sure you are on the right side of the law

Facilitators: Punuka Solicitors

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10am – 12noon @ Afrinolly Studios

The D.I.Y of Filmmaking with Moyo & Morayo Akande 

Black Diasporic Cinema with Shola Amoo 

11am – 1pm

Session 1: Filmmaking & Feminism

Keynote Conversation with American filmmaker Erin Bagwell

Moderator: Wana Udobang


1pm – 2pm

Session 2Funding Opportunities For Nollywood

Presentation by Julien Ezanno facilitated by French Embassy

2pm – 3pm

Session 3The Role of Cinema in Diplomacy

Julien Ezanno, Responsable des relations bilatérales au CNC

Desmond Eliott, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, Minister of Information Moderator : Bikiya Graham Douglas

 3pm – 5pm

Session 3: Live Streaming Workshop by Canon.

A Masterclass session exploring the creativity and excellence in sharing

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10am – 1pm

Session 1: Accelerate Filmmaker Project Session

1pm – 2pm

Session 2a: Technology in Filmmaking 

Facilitated By Accessbank, Cisco, Ntel and  9Mobile

2pm – 3pm

Session 2b:INTRODUCING NVIVO TV by Cisco   

3pm – 5pm

Session 3: Production & Distribution of African Content

(Production et distribution des contenus africains) facilitated by The french Embassy, Alain Modot (MD DIFFA), David Kessler (MD Studio Orange), Olukayode A. Pitan (MD Bank of Industry), Kunle Afolayam (CEO Golden Effects Studio)

Moderator by Bikiya Graham Douglas


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