Colette Osibo – (On the outrageous left), Ojoma Ochai (British Council Head of Arts, West Africa) – fourth from the left, Chioma Ude (Founder, Africa International Film Festival) – Middle, Laurent Polonceaux, Aurelie Sennacherib, Yoanne Talhourarne
Coordinators of Africa International Film Festival (AFRIFF) have reported the arrival of the celebration for 2017.
Booked to keep running from October 29 to November 4, 2017, the yearly occasion denotes AFRIFF’s seventh period of observing African silver screen in Nigeria.
At a breathtaking media dispatch which occurred at British Council, Ikoyi, Lagos, Tuesday night, the climate recounts how energetic industry players are, for one more seven day stretch of true to life encounter, business organizing, motion picture debuts, film screenings, industry sessions, ace classes, workshops, the Globe Awards, and different occasions that have turned into the sign of the AFRIFF travel since it made introduction in 2010.
It is a period of universal joint efforts for AFRIFF with the French government coming in to reinforce its business and imaginative trades with Nigeria.
“The significance of AFRIFF, that is developing a seemingly endless amount of time, is a magnificent grandstand for us,” says French Consul General, Lagos, Mr. Laurent Polonceaux, who portrayed the yearly occasion as “a standout amongst the most vital film celebrations in Africa.”
Strangely, AFRIFF 2017 is devoting two days – November 2-3, 2017 to French movies
This is similarly as British Council, UK’s worldwide association for social relations and instructive open doors is bringing the London BFI (British Film Institute) into another organization with AFRIFF.
Labeled ‘Film Connections’, the British Council’s organization likewise plans to share information and offer get up and go to co-creation openings between producers from Nigeria and the United Kingdom.
AFRIFF Founder/Executive Director Ms. Chioma Ude reported ‘Sitting tight for Hassana’, a short film by Ifunanya ‘funa’ Maduka (Nigeria/US) and a component, ‘I Am Not a Witch’ by Rungano Nyoni (Zambia) as the premiere night films while ‘Felicite’, an Oscar contender by Alain Gomis (France/Senegal) is the end night film.
Ude said AFRIFF is all around arranged to have movie producers and on-screen characters from around the globe this year, taking note of that the celebration keeps on drawing in interests with a record of 3,232 film passages got for the current year alone.
She reported the movies in rivalry which incorporate 24 shorts, 11 documentaries and 14 full length films, while every one of the movies in official determination will be transferred to the celebration site on October 9.
As indicated by British Council Head of Arts, West Africa, Ojoma Ochai, “As a feature of the Film Connections venture, the 2017 AFRIFF will open with the screening of the Rungano Nyoni film ‘I Am Not a Witch’, on the 29th of October. There will likewise be screening of a few acclaimed British element and short movies amid the celebration – appearing without precedent for Nigeria, including ‘Whitney ‘Would i be able to Be Me’ by multi-grant winning British Documentarian, Nick Broomfield; ‘Under the Shadow’ by Babak Anvari, victor of the 2017 BAFTA grant for remarkable presentation by a British essayist, chief or maker; and ‘A Moving Image’ by Shola Amoo.”
“Amid the two days committed to French silver screen,” says Polonceaux, “we will welcome here in Lagos, abnormal state experts working in the generation and circulation, and last yet not the slightest, in light of the fact that it is an essential component in the financing of the film business, I especially might want to specify the cooperation of David Kessler, the Managing Director of Studio Orange and the Director of Orange Content. He’s a main figure in the French silver screen industry. He was among other imperative positions, the previous chief of the CNC.”
He noticed that, without precedent for France, “two Nollywood films (The Dinner and 10 Days in Sun City) have been industrially discharged two weeks back. That is an initial step, however I am certain it will escalate in the coming years.”
The five French motion pictures that will be screened amid AFRIFF incorporate ‘Well ordered’, a passionate motion picture about the physical remaking of a man after a genuine mishap; ‘Wulu’, a Franco-Malian film, ‘Guests’, a street trip amongst Bamako and Lagos; French Blockbuster ‘Valerian’ by Luc Besson, and ‘He Even Has Your Eyes’, the tale of Paul and Sali, a wedded couple who have been attempting to receive a kid for quite a while.