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Nollywood Up training, Lagos, Application Deadline 20 November 2012


We apologize for the late posting of this, but it was just brought to our attention. Here is an opportunity to attend a free one week film training workshop in Lagos, with Nollywood UP. You can focus on directing, cinematography, the business of film, sound, scriptwriting, production design, editing (one day intensive workshop) or acting (one day intensive workshop). To apply online, click on this link. Note that there are two application essays so best not to wait until the last minute to apply.

Nollywood UP Training

The Nollywood UP Training is the first phase of the Nollywood UP, a partnership between Lagos State Government, Nollywood Workshops and the Coalition of Nollywood Guilds and Associations. Our team will provide cutting-edge film training to professional Nigerian filmmakers in the interest of building capacity industry-wide.

Filmmakers will be selected to participate through a competitive and transparent application process that considers their experience, skills and willingness to train others.

Professional filmmakers and instructors from the Nollywood Workshops training staff will facilitate intensive Master Classes in the areas of Cinematography, Directing, Sound, The Business of Film and Distribution, Screenwriting, Editing and Acting. The Nollywood UP Training team includes seasoned Hollywood and Nollywood filmmakers and film educators, including Director Tunde Kelani, Cinematographer Ed Gutentag (War of the Worlds, Austin Powers, Forrest Gump), Director Kunle Afolayon, Actor Ekpenyong “Kepy” Bassey-Inyang, Screenwriter Lee Zlotoff (MacGyver), and Producer Robert Caputo (National Geographic) among others.

Training Information

The Nollywood UP Training will take place in Lagos Monday, December 3rd – Friday, December 7th, from 9am to 5pm. Applications close November 20, 2012.

This training is free for all attendees. Lunch and snacks will be served, materials will be provided. Don’t miss out on this great opportunity!

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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.

Creative Expo, Lagos, Nigeria, 4-7 December


The Creative Expo in Lagos, Nigeria, sponsored by the British Council, Africa Channels, and Cool 96.9 FM

 aims to cover a range of activities that will present an opportunity for creative businesses in the UK and Nigeria to raise the profile of the creative economy, through showcases and platform for trade and collaboration.

The event will also provide opportunities for information exchange and networking between creative businesses in the UK and Nigeria, capacity building, access to services/ support in the creative industry and policy dialogue to support the growth of the Nigerian creative industry.

So whether you are a creative individual, association or organisation in the above sectors, take advantage of the opportunity:

–      To receive the training and support you need for a business you are just starting out, or ready to take to the next level;

–      For trade and collaboration

–      To make your voice count in how the Nigerian creative industry is shaped 

Sectors

§      Advertising

§      Architecture

§      Heritage and Museums 

§      Crafts

§      Design

§      Designer Fashion

§      Film and Video

§      Software and computer games

§      Music

§      Visual Arts including photography

§      Performing arts – Drama, dance etc

§      Publishing including electronic

§      Television

§      Radio

The event presents an opportunity to:

·      Grow your business and develop your self,

·      Sell your product / services,

·      Network with other creative industry practitioners and

·      Participate in dialogue sessions with government and private sector! 

Dates 

4th December – Pre Event networking session for International and VIP Pass Holders

5th, 6th and 7th December 2011

Venue

Eko Hotel and Suites, Victoria Island Lagos

For more information, please visit the event website:http://www.creativeexponigeria.org

Register early to ensure you get a place for the exciting sessions lined up!

EVENT Programme:

December 4

2.00p.m – 4.00p.m        Registration for international and VIP Delegates

6.00p.m – 9.00p.m        Pre Event Networking for International and VIP Delegates featuring presentation by UK Trade and Investment Department on Doing Business in the UK

December 5

7:00a.m -9:00a.m          Registration

9:00a.m – 9.30a.m        Welcome: David Higgs, Country Director, British Council Nigeria 9.30a.m – 10.00a.m     Keynote Speech 1

10.00a.m – 10.30a.m     Keynote Speech 2

10.30a.m – 12.00p.m     Panel Discussion: Creative Industry opportunities for an emerging economy

12.00p.m – 1.00p.m      Break

1.00p.m – 4.00p.m        Panel Discussion: Policy Frameworks that support thriving creative economies

4.40p.m – 6.00p.m        Professional Clinics: Music, Fashion and Film Businesses

8.00p.m – 10.30p.m      Music and Fashion Industry showcase

December 6

Different strand options available for various interest areas  

Strand 1 – The Creative Entrepreneur

9.00a.m – 12.00p.m      Seminar: Intellectual Property and Copyright

12.00p.m – 1.00p.m      Break

1.00p.m – 4.00p.m        Panel Discussion: The Creative Economy in the Digital Space

4: 30pm – 6:00pm         Professional Clinics: Advertising, Architecture, Visual Arts and Photography

8.00p.m – 10.30p.m      Film Industry showcase

Strand 2 – The Public Sector in the Creative Economy

9.00a.m – 12.00p.m      Seminar: Public Sector Development Models for the Creative Industries

12.00p.m – 1.00p.m      Break

1.00p.m – 4.00p.m        Panel Discussion: Private and Public sector synergies for Creative Economy Development

4.00p.m – 4.30p.m        End

4: 30pm – 6:00pm         Professional Clinics: Advertising, Architecture, Visual Arts and Photography

8.00p.m – 10.30p.m      Film Industry showcase

 

Strand 3 – The Private Sector in the Creative Economy

9.00a.m – 12.00p.m      Seminar: Public Sector Development Models for the Creative Industries

12.00p.m – 1.00p.m      Break

1.00p.m – 4.00p.m        Panel Discussion: Private and Public sector synergies for Creative Economy Development

4.00p.m – 4.30p.m        End

4: 30pm – 6:00pm         Professional Clinics: Advertising, Architecture, Visual Arts and Photography

8.00p.m – 10.30p.m      Film Industry showcase

Note: Strand 2 and 3 will merge for the afternoon session

December 7

09.00a.m – 09.30a.m     Presentation: Mapping Nigeria’s Creative Economy

09.30a.m – 10.00a.m     Presentation: Opportunities and Challenges of the Nigerian Creative Entrepreneur

10.00a.m – 10.30a.m     Presentation: The Public Sector in the Nigerian Creative Economy

10.30a.m – 11.00a.m     Presentation: The Private Sector in the Nigerian Creative Economy

11.00a.m – 1.00p.m      Q and A

1.00p.m – 2.00p.m        Break

2.00p.m – 5.00p.m        Panel led Action Planning

8.00 p.m – 10.00p.m     Closing Gala

In Short Film Festival, Silverbird Galleria, Lagos, 13-15 October. Free Masterclass with German Director Lothar Herzog


This from the Africa Movie Academy Awards Facebook site:

In-Short Film Festival, Lagos, will be held at Silverbird galleria VI and NFC cinema (old film unit) Obalede road, Ikoyi from Thursday 13- Sat 15th October for In-Short 2011. A short film festival showcasing the most exciting short films from Nigeria and the rest of the world. Entry is free!!

To register for the Masterclass on Short film production for free by German Director, Lothar Herzog, call 08023015604

Advanced Film Television Training Africa 3-day Masterclasses with Tunde Kelani and Jack Conroy, Lagos, October 24-30, 2011


Advanced Film Television Training Africa  (AFTTA) announces two masterclasses:

Masterclass: From Script to Screen with Tunde Kelani N35,000

AFTTA are proud to announce a Masterclass with renowned cinematographer and Director Tunde Kelani. This master class will focus on story development, script breakdown, budgeting crew and casting, location set up, financing and production techniques and distribution. A definite introduction to producing high quality low budget films in Nigeria for cinematic release

Participant Profile:
This master class is aimed at producers, directors and production people of drama film and television feature and series.

and

Masterclass: Advanced Cinematography with Jack Conroy N40,000

Participant Profile:
This master class is aimed at Video Camera Operators,Camera Assistants, lighting and Directors of drama film and television feature and series.

Course Profile:
This master class will focus on script breakdown, blocking and staging, use of grip, tracks dolly and jib. A hands on workshop covering lighting and camera techniques to create dramatic effects and get the most of your actors and script.
This master class will guide you to create stunning and memorable images that are used to enhance any story.

Classes will hold for 3 days each on October 24-26, and 28-30. Apply quickly, as classes are filling up.

To apply, fill out the form on their website.

The biographies of Tunde Kelani and Jack Conroy are as follows:

TUNDE KELANI

A legend in the Nigerian Film industry Tunde Kelani belongs to a set of Nigerian directors who combine well-trained professionals with the latest technology to produce high quality films that adhere to international standards. Kelani has distinguished himself as one of the most experienced film makers in Nigeria, by his work in the 1980s as a celluloid cinematographer for Nigerian television and film productions. Since establishing Mainframe Productions in Oshodi, Lagos in 1992, Kelani has consistently released films like ‘Thunderbolt’ and ‘Saworoide’, which have become favourites in Yoruba households across Africa, Europe, and the Americas.

JACK CONROY

A legend in the Irish Film industry Jack Conroy has shot more than 20 international feature films while also working regularly in television. He is best known for his stunning cinematography on the Oscar winning and nominated films My Left Foot and The Field, starring Daniel Day-Lewis and Richard Harris, respectively.
When one looks at the list of people that have been portrayed by his camera, it reads like a virtual who’s who of the world’s greatest stars. Sophia Loren, Mickey Rourke, Christopher Lambert, Sir John Mills, James Coburn, Pierce Brosnan, Burt Reynolds, George. C. Scott, Bob Hoskins, John Hurt, Richard Harris, Angela Lansbury, Harvey Keitel, and Omar Sharif to name a few.

AFTTA is an organization that

 works nationally and internationally with recognised industry experts in the film, television and digital media sector to ensure high quality training opportunities are made available to professionals working in Africa. These training programmes are set to international standards and designed to respond to emerging industry needs.

For more information, see the AFTTA website. 

Lights, Camera, Africa! 2011 Film Festival, Lagos, 30 September -2 October 2011


Reel Life Film Club announces:

For the first time ever, the African Film Festival, Inc, New York (AFF) and the Reel Life Film Club at The Life House are partnering to host “Lights, Camera, AFRICA! 2011”, a film festival showcasing some of the most exciting and original pieces of African cinema from within the continent and the Diaspora.

The film festival will hold over the Nigerian Independence day holidays from Friday 30 September to Sunday 2 October 2011 at The Life House, Lagos and other locations which will be confirmed in due course.

For almost twenty years, AFF has bridged the divide between post-colonial Africa and the American public through the medium of film. AFF’s unique place in the international arts community is distinguished not only by leadership in festival management but a comprehensive approach to the advocacy of African film and culture.

The Reel Life Film Club at The Life House aims to support the work of the AFF in ensuring that stories by African filmmakers are also enjoyed by an African audience that does not often have access to good quality African films.

The Lights, Camera, AFRICA! 2011 Film Festival aims to stimulate discourse on issues and experiences that are rooted in the African experience. In this way, African stories will also be consumed by those who live them.

This year’s inaugural theme is centred around the heady days of colonial Africa and the continent’s response to these challenges in more recent times. The line-up of films includes documentaries, features and shorts. The works come from all over the continent and the Diaspora and address a wide range of issues including the environment, traditionalism, spirituality, immigration, entrepreneurship and not least, independence.

Proposed Films to be screened at the Film Festival

* A History of Independence (Senegal)
* AVA (Nigeria)
* Burning in the Sun (Mali)
* Clouds Over Conakry (Guinea)
* Cuba: An African Odyssey (Egypt)
* Epilogue (Nigeria)
* Ousmane (Senegal)
* One Small Step (Nigeria)
* One Way Touareg (Italy)
* Pumzi (Kenya)
* Sex, Okra and Salted Butter (Chad/France)
* Soul Boy (Kenya)
* The Lunatic (Nigeria)
* White Wedding (South Africa)

For information on participation, sponsorship and film schedules email us at reelifehouse@gmail.com or call +234 703 4030683 and +234 703 4170400

8 weekend Screenwriting, Producing and Directing Workshop, Amaka Igwe Studios, Lagos, to begin 17 September


Screenwriting, Producing and Directing Workshop.

The Centre for Excellence in Film and Media Studies and Amaka Igwe Studios present an 8 week-weekends only – Screenwriting, Producing and Directing Workshop. Classes hold on Saturdays and Sundays only and commence on the 17th ofSeptember, 2011.

 For screenwriting, some of the courses to be covered include; Who’s a Screenwriter?, Script appreciation, Finding the Story, The Film story, Story Development, Dialogue , Writing for film and writing for Television, Characterisation, Plot and Conflict and Understanding Genre.

For Producing; Who is a producer? ,What is producing?, Breaking down a script, Shooting on time and budget, working with a director and crew, production project management. Creative producing, fundraising, Sponsorship and strategy.

For directing; Who is a Director?, Shot by Shot, Casting , Grammar of Directing, Planning the Shoot, Handling Cast and Crew, Geography of Shots, Shot Composition, Blocking and Choreography, Camera Placement, Directing Talent, Shooting for Edit.

All those specializing in screenwriting will be expected to complete the screenplay for a short film during the workshop.

Those for directing will be expected to shoot a short film.

Workshop fee is N50, 000 and this covers training materials, tea/coffee break and lunch.

Kindly make payments into this account:202148350115, Centre for Excellence in Film and Media Studies.GT Bank.

Workshop is open to only 25 participants.

The team of facilitators will be led by Amaka Igwe, Charles Igwe, Chris Ihidero, Leke Badiru and a host of others in the industry.

For further information please call Tomi – 08023525104 or come to 44A Palm Avenue, MKO Abiola Gardens, Alausa ikeja Lagos.