Industry Programme

Event Schedule

The AFRIFF Industry Programme seeks to give expression to the players in the African film sector, aimed at raising filmmaking standards by profiling keynote conversations on issues of strategic importance in moving the industry forward.  The sessions connect expert speakers and facilitators from around the globe, in physical and virtual seminars, workshops, conferences on filmmaking, co-production and distribution, with high value knowledge exchanges as a preconceived outcome.

DAY 1 - Sunday - Nov 7th 2021
DAY 2 Monday - Nov 8th 2021
DAY 3 Tuesday - Nov 9th 2021
DAY 4 Wednesday - Nov 10th 2021
DAY 5 Thursday - Nov 11th 2021
DAY 6 Friday - Nov 12th 2021
DAY 7 Saturday - Nov 13th 2021
Masterclasses

OPENING NIGHT FILM PREMIERE – ‘Encounter’ directed by Michael Pearce (Amazon Prime Video Original Film) *Strictly by Invitation

Venue: Filmhouse Cinemas
Landmark Retail Boulevard.
Water Corporation Drive, Victoria Island, Lagos

Opening Rem

Herbert Wigwe: MD/CEO Access Bank

Claire Perangelo: US Consul, Nigeria

Keynote

Ukonwa Kuzi-Orizu Ojo: Chief Marketing Officer, Prime Video and Amazon Studios.           

James Farrell: International Head of Local Originals, Amazon Studios : 5 pm – 9 pm

Red Carpet & Cocktails begin at 5pm, Film screening: 7pm – 9pm

Soirée: Opening Night Fashion Party  “strictly by Invitation”             

In association with The Smithsonian Institute

Venue: Shiro Lagos Victoria Island, Lagos : 9.00 pm – 11.50pm

 

Focus is to dialogue in keynote conversations, workshops and seminars, aimed at sharing knowledge, ideas and trends to empower film industry professionals.

***For Registered Industry Delegates & Media Delegates                        

Venue: Filmhouse Cinemas

Landmark Retail BoulevardWater Corporation Drive, Victoria Island, Lagos

Session 1: Understanding Online content Maximization on Youtube

Panel Discussion With Addy Awofisayo (Head, Youtube content Partnership, Africa): 11 am – 12.00 pm

Session 2 :  Film Industry Financing: Building Sustainable Structures

Panel session With AfreximBank, Dentsu London, Frank Peters: PAC Capital, Bank of Industry, Access Bank

Moderated by Chioma Onyenwe : 1 pm – 3pm

Session 3 :  The Stakeholders: Amazon Prime Video Introduction to African Filmmakers

Panel Discussion Interactive session with Ayanna Lonian (Head Worldwide Major Studio Licensing Strategy, Amazon Prime Video)

Moderated by Nse Ikpe-Etim: 4pm – 5pm

Soirée: Industry Networking Party  “strictly by Invitation”

Venue: Geely Motors Showroom : 8.00 pm – 11.50pm

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                                    

Venue: Filmhouse Cinemas

Landmark Retail Boulevard.

Water Corporation Drive, Victoria Island, Lagos

Session 1           Blockbuster Story telling: Producing for the Big Screen

Panel Discussion

With Bolanle Austin-Peters, Mo Abudu, Moses Inwang, Kunle Afolayan

Moderated by Kate Henshaw

10 am  – 11.30 am

 

Session 2          Oscars Race: Rules and Eligibility for Nigerian Submission for International Feature Category

Panel Session

WIth Chineze Anyaene, Moses Babatope, Victor Okhai, Omotola Jalade

Moderated by Delphine Okobah

12 pm – 1pm

 

Session 3             Developing Sound and Visuals for Africa Cinema

Panel Discussion

With Dolby Digital, Whitepoint Production

Moderated by Jay Franklin

2 pm – 3 pm                

 

Session 4             How to Build Global Bridges: Exploring African Global Cinema

Panel Session

With Wangi Uzo-Ubaukwu (Amazon Prime Video) Ahmadou Seck (Macro Studios) Michael Armstrong (Paramount Studios), Allan Sperling (Showmax)

Moderated By Kemi ‘Lala’ Akindoju

4 pm – 5.30 pm

 

Soirée:                U.S. Consul General’s Reception  “strictly by Invitation”

Venue: Consul General’s Residence

6.00 pm – 8 pm

Soirée:                Industry Networking Party   “strictly by Invitation”

Venue: ZAZA

Victoria island, Lagos

9.00 pm – 11.50pm

 

Venue:                 Filmhouse Cinemas

Landmark Retail Boulevard.

Water Corporation Drive, Victoria Island, Lagos

 

Session 1               DSTV Showcase

Presentation

DSTV Contents: Entertaining Africa

10 am – 12 noon

  

Session 2             Demystifying Representation in Film

With Fela Oke (Stunt Group) and Ozi Menakaya (Creative Artists Agency)

Same Onyemelukwe (Trace Urban)

Panel Discussion

1 pm – 2 pm

 

Session 3             Producing a Documentary Shoot

Panel Session

With Ousmane Samassékou, Okechukwu Omerie, Hamid Yakub, Chinedum Iregbu, Ike Nnaebue
Moderated By Chioma Onyenwe

2 pm – 3 pm

 

Session 4             ESports finale

Tournament final

Hosted by Hero Daniels and Susan Pwajok

4 pm – 6pm

 

Session 6             Fireside Chat

Fireside interactive session with Filmmakers

With Brad Weston hosted by Femi Oyeniran

4 pm  –  5 pm

 

Soirée:                 Industry Networking Party “strictly by Invitation”

Venue: Bayroot Rooftop 9.00 pm – 11.50pm

 

 

 

 

Focus is to dialogue in keynote conversations, master classes and seminars, aimed at sharing knowledge, ideas and trends to empower film industry professionals.

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***For Registered Industry Delegates & Media

Venue: Filmhouse Cinemas

Landmark Retail Boulevard

Water Corporation Drive, Victoria Island, Lagos

Session 1        Kwazulu-Natal Film Commission Meets Nollywood Filmmakers
Presentation
With Jackie Motsepe (CEO KZNFC, South Africa)
Producers Speed Dating Session
10 am – 11am

Session 2 Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in Film production for Global Audience

Panel Session

With Latasha Gillespie, Head of Global DEI Amazon Studios, Prime Video, and IMDb. In conversation with Jenny Alonzo :12 noon – 1 pm

Session 3 Accessing Creative Industry Grants

Presentation

U.S Mission Public Sector Grant making: Madison Conoley

Africa no Filter: Victor Mark-Onyegbu

Moderated by Theo Ukpaa

2 pm – 3 pm

Session 4 The Making of a Nigerian Blockbuster Part 1

Interactive Session with Cast and crew of Living in Bondage

With Ramsey Nouah, Kenneth Okonkwo, Steve Gucas, Jidekene, Munachi Abi.

Moderated By Hero Daniels

4 pm – 5 pm

Soirée: Industry Networking Party “strictly by Invitation”

Venue: Landmark Boulevard 9.00 pm – 11.50pm

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                                            

Venue: Filmhouse Cinemas

Landmark Retail Boulevard.

Water Corporation Drive, Victoria Island, Lagos

Session 1            The African Film Audience

Panel Discussion

With Uzodinma Okpechi, Muyiwa Awojide (Sodas and Popcorn), Njoki Muhoho (Zebra Productions Kenya), Charles Novia

Moderated by Baba Agba:10 am – 12.00 pm

       

Session 2             Co-Production Amongst African Countries and Diaspora  (Pros and Cons)

Panel Discussion

With Jackie Motsepe (South Africa), Khadija Alimi (Morocco) Mahmood Ali

Balogun (Nigeria), Busola Tejumola (Nigeria), Isioma Idigbe (Punuka Solicitors)
Moderated By Prudence Kolong

1 pm – 3 pm

 

Session 3             The Making of a Nigerian Blockbuster Part 2

Interactive Session with Cast and crew of Omo ghetto (The Saga)

With Funke Akindele, Chioma Akpota, Deyemi Okanlawon, ronya Mann

Moderated by Linda Ejiofor Suleiman: 4 pm – 5 pm

COLLISION COURSE   a film By Bolanle Austin-Peters ****Strictly by Invitation

 

Venue: Filmhouse Cinemas

Landmark Retail Boulevard.

Water Corporation Drive, Victoria Island, Lagos

Time: 7 pm – 10 pm

                       

Rave: Festival Party

Moist Beach :10 pm

 

 

The AFRIFF Globe Awards will be Broadcast Live                                ***Strictly by Invitation

 

Venue: The Banquet Hall                                              

Lagos Oriental Hotel

Lekki, Lagos

Host: Bovi Ugboma and Lala Akindoju

 

Time: 7 pm – 10 pm

Red Carpet & Cocktails begin at 6pm

 

After Party: Soirée

The Banquet Reception                                                

Lagos Oriental Hotel

Lekki, Lagos

10 pm

Venue:                Filmhouse Cinemas

Landmark Retail Boulevard.

Water Corporation Drive, Victoria Island, Lagos

 

Session 1            ANIMATION MASTERCLASS

Facilitated by the America Film Showcase & The U.S. Mission in Nigeria 

8th – 11th November
6pm – 9pm

 

Session 2            ACTING FOR THE BIG SCREEN

Facilitated by Hilda Dokuboh & Ronya Mann: Powered by Afriff Academy
8th – 12th November
10am – 5pm

 

Session 3            POST PRODUCTION MASTERCLASS

Facilitated by Global Media Makers Courtesy of The US Mission In Nigeria

9th – 11th November,
4pm – 6pm

 

Session 3            SOUND DESIGN FOR FILM

With Quinton Schimdt (Dolby Studios)
11th November,

10 am – 12 noon

 

Session 4            CINEMATOGRAPHY: THE SCIENCE OF DIRECTING

With Obi Emelonye, Powered by Afriff Academy

8TH – 11TH November
10am – 4pm

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