AFRIFF 2014: Organisers Announce Festival’s Top Films – Invasion 1897 Gets Special Screening

Rita Dominic, Chioma Ude (CEO, AFRIFF), Keith Shiri (Artistic Director, AFRIFF), and Xolile Tshabalala (Goodwill Ambassador , AFRIFF)

The organisers of the annual Africa International Film Festival (AFRIFF) have announced The Square, an Oscar-nominated documentary by Egyptian filmmaker, Jehan Noujaim, as the opening night film and Hard To Get, from first-time feature director, Zee Ntuli, as the closing night movie.

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List of Winners: Abuja International Film Festival 2014

Invasion 1897 (Official Poster)

The 11th Abuja International Film Festival, recently took place at the Silverbird Entertainment Centre in Abuja. The 3-day festival opened on September 24, 2014 and ran through September 26, 2014. The festival awards was dominated by Lancelot Imasuen’s Invasion 1897 and Jackie Chan’s Chinese Zodiac.

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List of Winners: Nigeria Entertainment Awards 2014

NEA 2014

The 9th edition of the Nigeria Entertainment Awards (NEA 2014) took place on August 31, 2014 at the NYU Skirball Center for the Performing Arts. Desmond Elliott, Genevieve Nnaji, and Funke Akindele were among winners at the award ceremony. Following is a full list of winners.

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List of Winners: NAFCA 2014

NAFCA 2014 (388 x 400)

The 4th Nollywood & African Film Critics Award was held on September 13, 2014 at the Saban Theatre, Beverly Hills, USA. The movies, Half of a Yellow Sun and Last Flight to Abuja did well at the award ceremony, carting home several major awards each. Following is a full list of the award winners.

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List of Nominees: 11th Abuja Film Festival

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Nominees for awards at the ongoing 11th Abuja International Film Festival, have been released. The festival opened on  Tuesday (September 24, 2014) and will run through Friday (September 26, 2014). Following is a full list of the award nominees:

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List of Nominees: Nollywood Movies Awards 2014

Nollywood Movies Awards (Plaque)

The nominees for the Nollywood Movies Awards 2014, were announced at an event, which took place at Civic Centre, Victoria Island, Lagos, on September 20, 2014. Nominees in twenty-three (23) categories were announced at the event. Following is a full list of the nominees:

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Call for Entries: AfricaMagic Viewers’ Choice Awards 2015

AMVCA 2015 (4)

Submission of entries is now open for the 2015 edition of the AfricaMagic Viewers Choice Awards (AMVCAs).  The AMVCAs were created to celebrate the contribution of African filmmakers, actors and technicians in the success of the continent’s film and television industry.

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Watch the Trailer of ‘A Letter From Adam’

A Letter From Adam (2)

A Letter From Adam is a new romantic drama written and produced Ghanaian actress, Lydia Forson, who won the AMAA 2010 award for Best Actress in a Leading Role. The movie was directed by Atlanta-based Ghanaian director, Sam Kessie. It stars Lydia Forson, Wale Ojo, Naa Ashorkor Mensah-Doku, Akorfa Edjeani

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NCC DG to Deliver Keynote Speech at BON’s Piracy Summit

Afam Ezekude (DG, Nigeria Copyright Commission).

The Director General of the Nigeria Copyright Commission, Afam Ezekude, will deliver a keynote address with theme, “Piracy: Reality Check and The Way Forward,” at the Talents Meet Class, a Best of Nollywood initiative. The event holds Sunday, September 21st at the Rockview Hotel, Apapa, Lagos.

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AfricaMagic Auditions

AfricaMagic

Can you act? Do you fit into any of the characters described below? Then you are in luck. AfricaMagic is hosting open auditions for an upcoming TV show.

Date: Saturday 20th September 2014
Location: 49B ODUDUWA CRESCENT, GRA, IKEJA

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‘When Love Happens’ Set for Cinema Release

When Love Happens - Official Poster (3b)

Future Gate Pictures, Phebean films and FilmOne Distribution, the Nigerian-based company credited with successful box office smash hits Half of a Yellow Sun and October 1, are pleased to announce the release of …When Love Happens a romantic comedy set for debut across cinemas in Nigeria from October 24, 2014.

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AFRIFF to Sponsor 10 Students to American University for Film Training

Chioma Ude (1)

As part of its developmental agenda for the film sector, the Africa International Film Festival (AFRIFF) is planning to take 10 students to the United States for practical training in various aspects of filmmaking. Founder/CEO of the festival, Ms Chioma Ude, revealed that the top 10 students who show the most aptitude during the AFRIFF organized training workshops which will hold during this year’s festival will be eligible for the sponsorship.

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The 48 Hour Film Project Comes to Lagos

48 Hour Film Project

The 48 Hour Film Project will come to Lagos for the first time in 2014. It is a global filmmaking competition spanning several cities, which was created in 2001 my Mark Ruppert. The 48 Hour Film Project (Lagos) will pit filmmakers from all over Nigeria against each other, in an attempt to see who can make the best short film in 48 hours.

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Stephanie Linus Releases Trailer for Second Directorial Effort, ‘Dry’

DRY

Actress cum director, Stephanie Linus, has released the much anticipated trailer of her second directorial effort, Dry. The movie has been three years in the making. It was inspired by the true story of a young girl named Aisha, whom Stephanie met in Nigeria, many years ago.

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Watch The Trailer of Asurf Oluseyi’s Intriguing Short Film, ‘A Day With Death’

A Day With Death

A Day With Death is a short film on the human fear of death written by Breanne Mattson, produced and directed by Asurf Oluseyi. The film stars Tuby Aiyedehin, Judith Audu, Tomiwa Kukoyi, Tunde Talabi, and Linda Joseph. The story throws light on the abnormal or persistent fear of one’s own death or the process of dying, which is referred to as thanatophobia.

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Lights, Camera, Africa!!! Opens September 26

LCA

The fourth edition of LIGHTS, CAMERA, AFRICA!!! (LCA 2014) film festival will open in Lagos on September 25 and it will run through October 1. The festival will hold at the Federal Palace Hotel. It was started in 2011 and it is hosted by Lagos lifestyle centre, The Light House.

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Lydia Forson and Wale Ojo Star in ‘A Letter From Adam’

A Letter From Adam (2)

A Letter From Adam is a movie written and produced by Lydia Forson. It was directed by Sam Kessie, and it stars Lydia Forson, Wale Ojo, Naa Ashokor Mensah Doku, Akorfa Edjeani, Albert Jackson, Fred Kanebi and introducing Jeff Kumordzie, and Louie Lartey. It opens in Ghana on September 19, 2014.

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Watch: Trailer for Fantasy Short Film, ‘Aṣẹ́’

Ase

Aṣẹ́ (pronounced Ah-sheh) is a short film directed by Nabila Lester (Los Angeles). It was shot in Ogbomoso, Oyo State, and it is the forerunner to a historical fantasy TV series, which is currently in development. It stars Segun Olawale, Joy Kure, Emeka Celestine, Mary Chukwu, and Rabi Usman.

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Audition! Audition!! Audition!!!

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Can you act? Can you portray the traits described below? If your answer is yes, you are welcome to audition for an exciting new TV series!
Date and Time: Saturday 30th August. From 8 a.m. onwards.
Location:  49B Oduduwa Crescent, GRA, Ikeja, Lagos.

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Film Made In Nigeria Takes A Giant Leap As 75 Bright Minds Graduate From Del-York Creative Academy

Mena Ajakpovi, Segun Arinze, Monalisa Chinda, and Linus Idahosa

It’s nothing short of amazing what can be achieved when talents and passion come in contact with the right kind of training from great minds around the world. This is what happened recently in the Nigerian creative industry as it took a giant leap forward in just four weeks when 75 participants were put through a hands-on intensive workshop in different aspects of film making.

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