12th Africa Int’l Film Festival to hold in November
The 12th edition of the Africa International Film Festival (AFRIFF) has been scheduled to hold from November 5th to 11th.
The founder of AFRIFF, Chioma Ude, who made the disclosure during a media briefing in Lagos said the festival with the theme, “Indigenous to Global 2.0”, would focus mainly on promoting and projecting indigenous contents to the global audience.
She stated that the platform has generated 1,000 quality films to be exhibited in the course of the festival.
“This edition of the festival is important because creatives would be exposed to series of learning, cutting across filmmaking, makeup act, designers and more.
“We need to understand international policies and laws to be able to sell our indigenous contents globally,” she said.
The US Consul General in Lagos, Will Stevens, expressed gratitude for being present at the event and eagerly anticipated this year’s edition.
“This is all about building Nigeria for the world, America grew based on what people see about the nation and I think it is now Nigeria’s time.
“It has been amazing supporting AFRIFF for 9 years now in a row and we are grateful for the partnership.” Stevens said.
Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State expressed readiness to partner with AFRIFF for a successful festival.
Sanwo-Olu stated that the forthcoming 12th edition of AFRIFF is poised to be the most significant one yet, as it will be strategically aligned with the economic aspirations of the state.
“We are excited to be part of this, we believe that it is when we tell our stories that we are better understood and well embraced.
“As government, we commit our resources and time to whatever that has to put the state and nation’s creative industry on the global stage.
“This is the time to work collaboratively to project our indigenous contents for global acceptance.
“The creative industry is the only industry that can flog all the shortfalls that we have, an industry that knows no boundary.” Sanwo-Olu said.