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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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Mexican Film Festival, Silverbird Cinemas, Abuja, 16-17 September 2011 (Isyaku Jalingo’s Hausa film Ciki Daya will be shown on 17 September 2011)


The Embassy of Mexico in Nigeria in Collaboration with the Nigerian Film Corporation presents the Maiden Edition of the Mexican Film Festival 16-17 September 2011, at Silverbird Cinemas,  behind Yar’adua Centre, Abuja.

Two Nigerian films will also be shown. Mak Kusare’s film Duty on 16 September and Isyaka Jalingo’s film Ciki Daya (which won Best Nigerian Language film at the Zuma Film Festival 2010) on 17 September 2011. For the full schedule, see below:

Schedule:

16 September 2011

Opening Ceremony Cocktail 6pm

Film Screening 7-10:30pm

Macario (Mexican)

Duty (Nigerian)

Enamorada (Mexican)

17 September 2011: Film Screening 4-11pm

El Estudiante (Mexican)

Ahi Esta El Detalle (Mexican_

Ciki Daya (Hausa)

Espiral (Mexican)

Call for Films: International Images Film Festival for Women (IIFF) 2011, 18-25 November in Harare and 1-4 December in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe


Reposted from the  Center for the Study and Research of African Women in Cinema:

CALL FOR FILMS:
INTERNATIONAL IMAGES FILM FESTIVAL FOR WOMEN (IIFF) 2011

INFORMATION SHEET

BACKGROUND TO THE FESTIVAL
The International Images Film Festival for Women (IIFF), the only annual women’s festival South of the Sahara, this year celebrates its 10th anniversary. Women Filmmakers of Zimbabwe (WFOZ) is inviting you and your organization to make IIFF 2011 a special celebration for the festival, its beneficiaries and the women activists who run it. IIFF was founded in 2002 by WFOZ in response to the proliferation of beauty contests at that time in a bid to unpack the notion of women as beings to be observed through the male gaze. Under the theme Women With Goals, this year, the festival takes place from November 18 to 25 in Harare and from December 1 to 4 in Bulawayo. WFOZ invites you to celebrate with them their biggest achievement of a decade of film screenings where the lives of mothers, sisters and daughters have been portrayed in a positive and enriching way as IIFF turns 10.

INTERNATIONAL IMAGES FILM FESTIVAL FOR WOMEN 2011

The theme for this year’s festival, Women With Goals reflects the United Nations’ Millenium Development Goals (M.D.Gs). As women cannot be removed from the development equation and are not only limited to goal number 3, the theme explores the goals women set for themselves and for society, challenges they come across and gaps that need bridging as far as those goals are concerned.

Questions we are asking are, can women achieve these goals, what prevents them from achieving these goals, how these obstacles can be overcome and how society reacts to gains made by women.

Finally, the theme celebrates the success stories of those women who have set and attained their goals as an encouragement and challenge to other women to take action. These are women who do not believe in lip service but believe in walking the talk.

While the film should have all the attributes of good cinema, including good production values and engagement values, it should also show some analysis of the woman or women featured. Production date is irrelevant, but the film must have a woman in leading role.

Should you wish to participate but not be in a position to make a recommendation concerning a film, IIFF would be happy to undertake a search and provide a film to be approved by your mission. IIFF would only ask that the mission covers the costs of bringing the film to Zimbabwe and returning it to its origin.

FORMATS
35 millimetre feature films are automatically admitted into the main competition. The awards are especially designed by famous Zimbabwean artiste Glen Cable, popularly known in the arts circle as Funkie Loader whose depictions of women in iron appear to leap and embrace the world in exuberance. Betacam SP and DVD features, shorts and documentaries are also programmed in other categories.

PUBLICITY
To ensure that your film receives the audience it deserves, and for inclusion in the festival catalogue, we request you to send as soon as possible a press kit which should include a short synopsis, technical details, major cast and crew list and stills from the film. To raise the profile of your entry further, posters would be appreciated.

Finally, all diplomatic missions sponsoring films are mentioned in our catalogue. All missions and organizations supporting the festival in cash or additional kind are acknowledged with their logo in our catalogue and any other publications that may be produced from time to time.

SCHEDULE
The festival is scheduled for November 18 to 25, 2011 in Harare and December 1 to 3 Bulawayo.

PARTICIPATION
In addition to sponsored films, we are also appealing for donations in cash or kind to continue the success of the festival. Our budget itemises the areas in which contributions may be made in cash or kind. This budget will be sent to you upon request should you be interested in contributing beyond the sponsorship of a film.

Please send enquiries to:
The Festival Director, IIFF, Box BW 1550, Borrowdale, Harare.
Tel: 04 – 862355, cell: 0712 401 104/ 0712512552, email: wfoz@mango.zw

“Women’s Voices Now” Film Festival seeks submissions from women from the Muslim world


Cambodia Jobs Blogspots lists the following call for film submissions:
Women’s Voices Now (WVN), a New York-based not-for-profit social enterprise is calling for film submissions for Women’s Voices from the Muslim World: A Short-Film Festival. The Festival is open to filmmakers of all genders, nationalities and faiths.

 The Festival aims to give voice to women of all faiths living in Muslim-majority countries and Muslim women living as minorities around the globe. The Festival is a unique project that will highlight pro-women voices from within the Muslim World and present an unfiltered and honest account of these women’s stories-focusing on the struggle for freedom of expression and inalienable human rights.

For more information on “Women’s Voices Now,” see their website.

For more information on the film festival, see this link.

For the complete rules and regulations of submission, see this link.  

US Embassy Documentary Film Festival in Lagos, Abuja, and Kano


I am still trying to find the exact details of time and place, but the U.S. Embassy is bringing an American documentary film festival to Lagos, Abuja, and Kano from August 2-5. According to Adelani Adepegba at Nigeria Best Forum:

Addressing a media conference on the festival in Abuja on Tuesday, the US Embassy Cultural Affairs Officer, Victoria Sloan stated that selections made from 30 thought-provoking, award- winning documentaries by American film-makers would be shown at different times on August 4 in the screening room of the Abuja Film Village International and the auditorium of the Cyprian Ekwensi Centre for Arts and Culture.

Sloan added that the screening at the AFVI would feature master classes that would be conducted for Nigerian movie professionals by an American film expert while the screening at the other venue would be open to the general public.

The Cultural Attaché explained that the films would showcase facts about American life and culture, describing such documentaries as King Kong, Flow for love of water, and Big River as classics that should not be missed by the discerning person.

For more information, see also the Leadership article: “Nation, U.S. Partner on Cultural Relations” I will post the details when I find them.

Africa in Motion Short Film Competition: Deadline 14 June 2010


(As posted on H-Net West Africa)

AFRICA IN MOTION SHORT FILM COMPETITION

For the third year, the Africa in Motion (AiM) film festival is inviting
African filmmakers to submit short films of up to 30 minutes for the
festival’s short film competition. In order to target the competition
specifically towards young and emerging African film talent, filmmakers
who enter a film for consideration must not have completed a
feature-length film previously. Films entered must have been completed in
2007 or after.
A shortlist from all the entries will be selected and announced by the end
of August 2010. From this shortlist, the competition winner will be chosen
by a high profile jury and announced at an awards ceremony at the Africa
in Motion festival in October 2010. The jury will consist of local and
international film specialists and established African filmmakers.

All shortlisted films will be screened at the festival. In addition to the
overall first prize selected by the jury, an audience choice award will be
selected by the audience at the screenings and announced at the end of the
festival.

The deadline for short film competition entries has been extended to 14 June
2010. Please see our website www.africa-in-motion.org.uk for full submission
guidelines and to download the entry form. Please read carefully through the
submission guidelines and email the festival co-directors Lizelle
Bisschoff and Stefanie van de Peer with further enquires at:
submissions@africa-in-motion.org.uk

Stefanie van de Peer
co-director
Africa in Motion Film Festival