The Film Africa 2022 programme features director Q&As, plus panel discussions, online events, themed dine & view evenings, live music events, and a programme of educational workshops and masterclasses focused on increasing diversity in film. (Main image: Mo Abudu)
BEYOND NOLLYWOOD: Curated by and presented by Nadia Denton, a selection of films which celebrate the new wave audio-visual content from Nigeria and its diaspora, alongside a Q&A with Clarence A Peters, the Director of Inside Life.
Cinewax will host an animation workshop with award winning animator, illustrator and visual artist Comfort Arthur.
Deaffest will present a programme of films by Deaf filmmakers along with a live panel discussion led by popular BSL TV presenter and in-vision translator Ahmed Mudawi, and a workshop from black deaf filmmaker David Ellington.
EbonyLife Media: Mo Abudu will host a masterclass for young Film Africa Creatives alongside Actress, Writer, and Director Nana Mensah and Costume Designer Colleen Morris-Glennon.
Mobile Film Festival Africa: Participants will learn how to make a film – from ideation through to editing – using just a smartphone.
Film Africa’s mission remains the same – to offer a platform to showcase and celebrate the best contemporary African cinema in London and the UK. As in previous years, the festival will once again present a programme of innovative shorts in competition for the annual Baobab Award for Best Short Film, judged by a panel of industry experts. The Film Africa Audience Award for Best Feature Film also returns to give festival audiences a vote. Both awards carry a cash prize of £1,000 and will be awarded during the festival.
For full programme information and online booking, please visit: filmafrica.org.
Competition; Win tickets to Opening Night 28 October
Film Africa are giving away two tickets to Festival Opening, the UK Premiere of Ellie Foumbi’s debut feature length, Our Father, The Devil https://www.filmafrica.org/films/our-father-the-devil/ is a powerful and deeply suspenseful film that burns with the righteous intensity of its intriguing heroine as well as the filmmaker’s willingness to take audiences on a morally ambiguous journey. The prize includes the post-film Q&A with the director and the afterparty..
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