The Africa International Film Festival (AFRIFF) will host the Africa premiere of Black Panther sequel Black Panther: Wakanda Forever in partnership with Nigerian distributor FilmOne Entertainment.
Black Panther: Wakanda Forever is an upcoming US superhero film based on the Marvel Comics character. It centres on the leaders of the fictional African kingdom of Wakanda as they fight to protect their nation from intervening world powers in the wake of King T’Challa’s death.
Produced by Marvel Studios and distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures, the movie stars Ugandan-born German actor Florence Kasumba and Kenyan-Mexican star Lupita Nyong’o.
The festival, now in its 11th season, is themed Indigenous for Global. It will be held on November 6-7 in Lagos and will explore indigenous content and the key ingredients required to take it to a global audience.
AFRIFF 2022 will have panel discussions including Story Telling: Indigenous for Global, How to Start Your Animation Journey, Film Presentation: How to Pitch Your Film and The African Storytelling Perspective. There will also be movie screenings, masterclasses and workshops.
The event will close with a screening of Almajiri, an African drama produced by Richard Ayodeji Makun, Darlington Abuda and Mabel Makun.
The film is based on true stories and looks at the impact of trafficking and other forms of child slavery and how affects millions of children in Nigeria and other countries. Its cast includes Segun Arinze, Alexx Ekubo, Annie Idibia and Kanayo O Kanayo.
The founder of AFRIFF, Chioma Ude, said: “We are excited and proud to be a part of the premiere of this milestone film here in Africa. This is huge for the continent of Africa as it symbolises further bridging of the gaps between the global film industries.”