Script to Screen filmmakers announced

By Content Nigeria reporter
September 15, 2023


The African International Film Festival (AFRIFF) and the African Export Import Bank (Afreximbank)’s Creative Africa Nexus has announced the 30 African filmmakers who have been selected for its Script to Screen programme.

Ayodele Elegba

The participants represent diverse backgrounds, perspectives and narrative styles, underscoring Afreximbank’s commitment to inclusivity and its objective to empower distinct talent from Africa and the diaspora.

They include Nigerian filmmakers Eric Nwanso, Chinonye Chidolue, Ayodele Elegba, Egar Ntanyi, Adora Ajuzie, Uche Ateli, Omolola Lamikanra, Kay Ugwuzor and Amba Idongesit, as well as Kenyan filmmakers Arnold Mwanjila, Denis Wanjohi, Victor Gatonye and Tracy Amadi.

Also included are Akama Joseph (Cameroon), Yohou Safiatou Muriel (Ivory Coast), Valencia Joshua (South Africa), Sami Saif (Morocco), Lloyd Winini (Namibia), Helmy Nouh (Egypt), Esther Sammy (Uganda), Yemisi Bokinni (US), Tessa Ratovonar (Madagascar), Mapitso Ralephata (South Africa), Ghada Ali (Egypt), Firoza Zahir Houssen (Madagascar), Badie Ezzaman Boussefsaf (Algeria), Djaka Souare (US), Ahmed Hassan (Egypt), Djaniklo Viau (Ivory Coast) and Wilford Machili (Mozambique).

“Grateful to have been selected as one of the 30 participants of the Creative Africa Nexus programme,” said Elegba, who is CEO of Lagos toon studio Spoof Animation and founder of Lagos Comic Con.

The Script to Screen programme affords emerging writers and producers the opportunity to learn from the best in the industry and also aims to equip them with insights into the constantly evolving landscape of the entertainment world.

Participants will get the chance to pitch their projects to international studios and streaming platforms throughout the Creative Africa Nexus event which takes place as part of the Afreximbank-backed Intra-African Trade Fair in Cairo, which runs from November 9 to 15.