Category Archives: Film reviews

iRep Documentary Film Festival, March 22-25, Terra Kulture, VI, Lagos


Following on yesterday’s post, from iRep:

iREP DOCUMENTARY FILM FESTIVAL (MARCH 22-25) BEGINS 9AM TODAY AT TERRA KULTURE, VI LAGOS: AN INVITE

The second edition of the iREPRESENT Documentary International Film Festival (iREP DOCU-FEST) opens at 9am TODAY (Thursday March 22) at Terra Kulture, Tiamiyu Savage Street, VI, Lagos.

Running for four days – March 22-25 – at both the Terra Kulture, and Freedom Park, Broad Street, Lagos, the festival is attracting about 20 international filmmakers from Europe and parts of Africa, and about 50 Nigerian filmmakers and cine enthusiasts.

The yearly IREP Docu-fest is conceptualised on the thematic framework: AFRiCA IN SELF CONVERSATION. This second edition would explore the theme: DEMOCRACY AND CULTURE: THE DOCUMENTARY FILM INTERVENTION.

A sub-theme of the film fest is tagged, IS NOLLYWOOD DOCUMENTARY? Aand it is designed to open new vistas of production opportunities and possibilities to the Nigerian film maker.

The formal opening this morning will feature a keynote entitled ‘AFRICAN CINEMA AND THE FRONTIERS OF DOCUMENTARY’, and will be presented by renowned anthropologist, and filmmaker, Prof Jean Paul Collyen, Director of the institute of African Arts, Paris.

The keynote will be followed by a panel discussion on the state of African cinema today.

The opening will feature the iREP HALL OF FAME Award to four eminent Nigerians, who have contributed to the discipline of documentary filmmaking in the country: FRANCIS OLADELE, SANDRA OBIAGO, CYRIL OKONKWO AND YUSSUF MAMMAN.

The festival’s official film: AN AFRiCAN ELECTION by Nigerian/Swiss director, Jarreth Merz, will be screened at 11am today at the Terra Kulture, VI; while the Star Film, THE EDUCATION OF AOMA OBAMA, directed by Germany-based Nigerian/Welsh Branwen Okpako will be screened at 8pm at the Freedom Park, Broad Street, Lagos.

In its four-day duration, iREP 2012 will feature screenings and discussions at Terra Kulture each day from 10am-5pm (Thursday to Saturday) and screenings from 7pm-11pm (Thursday to Saturday); and from 10am-10pm on Sunday at Freedom Park’s outdoor theatre only.

The festival will screen about 30 films in its four-day duration and stage workshops and training in Production, camera works, scriptwriting among others. (Please see attached Programme schedule).

This year’s festival is in partnership with Goethe Institut and AG DokumentarFilm (German Association of Independent Producers), both of which are facilitating the participation of a host of international filmmakers who would be presenting films, conducting training workshops and participating in a PRODUCERS FORUM of producer at 3pm at the Terra Kulture.

Please join us at this feast of Documentaries.

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Ukrainian Film Week, Silverbird Entertainment Centre, Abuja, 7-9 July


The Nigerian Film Corporation in partnership with the Ukrainian Embassy in Nigeria are jointly organizing the 2nd edition of the Ukrainian Film Week scheduled to hold from 7th – 9th July, 2011 at the Silverbird Entertainment Centre, Abuja. The event will showcase the rich cultural and audio- visual heritage, strengthen and consolidate on the bilateral relationship between Nigeria and Ukraine. The programme will include: Film/ Business Forum, Exhibition and Film Screening. In view of the importance of the event the Corporation wishes to invite you to attend. For any inquiry please contact: 0803- 700- 0270.

While we look forward to welcome you, please accept the assurances of the Managing Director’s continued goodwill. Jovi OKPODU Coordinator, Film Week

For: Managing Director, NFC

 

Film Reviews in Hausa by Yusuf Ubale: Halak Malak


Yusuf Ubale, film reviewer

Yusuf Ubale is a Hausa film critic, whose Hausa-language blog Fahimta ta Kan Al’Amura (Reviews and Views by Yusuf Ubale) is largely devoted to reviewing Hausa films. He recently posted a review of the film Halak Malak, produced by TY Shaban and Directed by I.M.A. El-Muazzam, for Effect Crew Family and Sef Jamil Studioz. 

In the past Malam Yusuf has also reviewed the Hausa films: Fassara 1 &2, Al-AmeenKudi ne!,    Hafsah, Sarkin 10 Zamani 10, Rikoh, and Nakiyar Kan Kashi . To read his review of Halak Malak, click here.

To watch the song sequence for Halak Malak (unfortunately Malam Yusuf did not identify the composer or the singers in his review), see the embedded video below.