AFRIFF movie screenings unveiled
The African International Film Festival (AFRIFF), set to take place from November 5 to 10, will feature the screening of several new African films.
They include horror movie Dreams, produced by Chioma Paul-Dike and Eric Kafui Okyerefo; Afro-spiritism film Under 23, produced by the same duo; noir crime drama A Green Fever, directed by Taiwo Egunjobi; With Love From Bayelsa, directed by Patrick Dauduokumor; and Okem, directed by Joshua Okwuosa.
Documentary features in competition include Green: The Amazons, directed by Oluchi Mary Nsofor and Charles Solomon; Loot & the Lost Kingdoms of Africa, directed by Bibi Shasore and Lobola; and A Bride’s True Price, directed by Sihle Hlophe.
Narrative features include Afamefuna, directed by Kayode Kasum; Finding Odera, helmed by Charles Uwagbai; Tarella: Princess of the Nile, directed by Lolo Eremie and Kayode Kasum; Kanaani, directed by Tola Olatunji; and This is Lagos, directed by Kenneth Gyang.
Animated movies in competition include Gammy & The Living Things, directed by Henry Amrevurayire; When Hearts Touch, directed by Nkem Andrea Denchukwu; Ajaka: Lost In Rome, directed by Ayodele Elegba; Ewa Beans, directed by Kiitan Durosinmi-Etti; and Moji, directed by Benjamin Olufemi.
The jury for this year’s festival includes Tsitsi Dangaremgba, Abby Ajayi, Greg Odutayo, Busola Tejumola, Desmond Elliot, Kate Henshaw, Nicholas Weinstock, Stephen Love, Geneva Wasserman, Wafa’a Céline Halawi and Ranada Shepard.
Themed Indigenous 2.0 Global, the festival aims to emphasise the importance of authenticity in connecting with a global audience. AFRIFF is set to take place in Lagos, with the awards presented on November 11.