Organisers of the iREPRESENT (iREP) International Documentary Film Festival are set to hold their film festival in Nigeria from the 20th to the 23rd of January 2011 at the Terra Kulture and Pan African University, Lagos.
Statements released on their webpage indicates that renown filmmakers attending the event are; Franco-Egyptian producer of “Behind the Rainbow”, Jihan el Tahri; Malian writer and scholar, Prof. Manthia Diawara; Franco-Senegalese producer and director of “Real Life Documentary Forum”, Lydie Diakhate; Sudanese photographer, Issraa El-Kogali; Sudanese Talal Afifi and Mario Mabor.
Also attending the event are; the director of the MNET Great African Series, Akin Omotosho; ace cinematographer, Tunde Kelani and Executive director of Communication for change, Sandra Obiago amongst other notable filmmakers and stakeholders of the film industry in Nigeria.
According to their website, “iREPRESENT (iREP) International Documentary film fest is a touring festival committed to developing and promoting the practice of documentary filmmaking”. ‘Each year, iREP celebrates the best work in the world of documentary films providing an insider’s look into world culture and technological advancements and offers an intense learning program during festival week on a mission to develop and nurture the talent of young film makers in Africa and internationally”.
Registration for the event is free! However, on the last day of the event, the Crown Troupe would be performing a stage play with tickets going for N2000 per person.