The 2019 Africa International Film Festival (AFRIFF) was officially opened on Sunday with Minister of Information, Lai Mohammed, Kate Henshaw, and several film personalities in attendance.
Also at the 9th edition of the festival award are Ini Edo, Uche Jombo, Fred Amata, Tope Alake, Colette Otuosho, Chioma Ude, Hilda Dokubo, and Kemi Lala Akindoju, Tope Oshin amongst many others.
National Sportslink learned that AFRIFF began with the Industry Program for Registered Industry delegates and media delegates on Monday.
Some of the films billed to screen during the festival include Funmi Iyanda’s ‘Walking with Shadows’, Ego Boyo’s ‘The Ghost and the House of Truth’ and Nigerian documentary, ‘Jesse: The Funeral That Never Ended’.
The founder and Executive Director of AFRIFF, Chioma Ude said, “International film matters more than ever. Our varied programme of the very best of cinema has the power of allowing us to understand how people with very different circumstances from all over the globe live, work and play.”
“We are proud to theme this year’s festival as one dedicated to SHEROES, those who enable us to dream and to celebrate storytelling which challenge society. We are very much focused on training and supporting more female filmmakers this year and beyond.”
This year’s festival opened with Waad Al-Kateab and Edward Watts’ Film, ‘FOR SAMA’. FOR SAMA is a documentary taking us on an intimate and epic journey into the female experience during WAR.
The 2019 edition of AFRIFF is scheduled to be filled with a week-long event that will end on Sunday, November 17, 2019.