The organizers of the Africa International Film Festival (AFRIFF) have announced their plans for the annual film festival which is set to hold from the 8th of November to 15th, 2015.
The Artistic Director, Keith Shiri made the announcement while he hinted that the program me will have a series of industry sessions, master classes and movie screenings of over 180 films, where 155 of them are in competition.
“Lagos Island will be illuminated by the wonder and diversity of global cinema, with screenings at the three cinemas namely: Silverbird Galleria, Genesis Deluxe Cinema and the City Mall Cinemas,” He said.
He also added that the selection in this year’s edition is not only celebrating African cinema but demonstrates once more that the cinematic storytelling industry in Africa has become more compelling and visible.
One of the films to debut at the festival is Red Leaves by the Israel-based Ethiopian film maker, Bazzi Gete. The film is also in contention for the Best Film.
This year’s edition, which is the 5th edition is poised to also witness the screening of short films whose contents are tropical, engaging and provoking debates. One of which is Thomas Sankara, a documentary by Christophe Cupelin on the late former President of Burkina Faso.
The founder and CEO of AFRIFF, Ms. Chioma Ude is optimistic that the 5th AFRIFF will aid the much anticipated change in the narratives of the African Cinema.