LIGHTS, CAMERA, AFRICA! 2012 Film Festival

LIGHTS, CAMERA, AFRICA! 2012 Film Festival
September 10, 2012 Urbanknit
African Film Festival

This year’s Film Festival falls on the long holiday weekend to mark Nigeria’s Independence Day and film picks will revolve around the theme ‘Shine your Eye.’

‘Shine Your Eye’, is a Nigerian expression urging to look beneath the surface, speaks to the need for active citizens to ask questions, seek answers and possess their space.

This year’s festival promises an exciting multi-venue presentation of the best African independent cinema to be screened at some of Lagos’s most dynamic, ambient and historic spaces. Lights, Camera, Africa!!! 2012 will feature special feature and documentary screenings, workshops and discussions at British Council, Southern Sun Hotel and Freedom Park in Lagos from 28 Sept till 1 October.


DAY 1 – Friday, 28 September, 2012 (Invitation Only)
Venue – British Council, Thompson Avenue, Ikoyi
6.00pm – 7.00pm: Cocktail Reception to usher in 2nd LCA Festival
7.05pm – 7.15pm: Festival Opening Remarks – Peace Anyiam Osigwe (CEO-AMAA)
7.20pm – 7.30pm: Sponsor Remarks – First Bank of Nigeria
7.45pm – 9.05pm: Festival Premiere Film Man on Ground – Dir. Akin Omotoso, SOUTH AFRICA, 2011, 80min
9.15pm – 9.45pm: Q+A Session with Akin Omotoso (Dir. Man on Ground)
DAY 2 – Saturday, 29 September, 2012
Venue – Southern Sun Hotel, Kingsway Road, Ikoyi
12.00pm – 12.10pm: Welcome Address – TEAM LCA!!! 2012
12.15pm – 12.55pm: Festival Film 2 Where do I Stand? – Dir. Molly Blank, South Africa, 2010, 38 min.
1.30pm – 3.10pm: Festival Film 3 Saworoide – Dir. Tunde Kelani, Nigeria. 98 min.
3.30pm – 4.30pm: Discussion anchored by The Life House and Commitee of Relevant Arts (CORA)
Topic- “Shine Your Eye”: Film as eyewitness
4.50pm – 5.00pm: Festival Film 4 Dr. Cruel – Dir. Teco Benson and Jakob Boeskov, Nigeria /USA, 2010, 9 min.
5.00pm – 6.30pm: Festival Film 5 Our Beloved Sudan – Dir. Taghreed Elsanhouri, Sudan, 2011, 92 min.
6.45pm – 8.30pm: Festival Film 6 Man on Ground – Dir. Akin Omotoso, SOUTH AFRICA, 2011, 80min
8.35pm –10.00pm: Post-Screening Social/Cocktails
DAY 3 – Sunday, 30 September, 2012 (Part 1)
Venue – British Council, Thompson Avenue, Ikoyi
12.00pm – 1.10pm: Festival Film 7 Driving with Fanon – Dir. Kwena Mokwena SOUTH AFRICA/SIERRA LEONE, 2010, 70min.
1.25pm – 1.50pm: Conversation In Conversation with Mahen Bonetti. Moderated by Femi Odugbemi
2.00pm – 3.30pm: Festival Film 8 – Documentary Call me Kuchu – Dir. Katherine Fairfax Wright & Malika Zouhali-Worrall, U.S., 2012,90 mins
3.45pm – 4.45pm: Festival Workshop Cinematography Masterclass by Tunde Kelani
DAY 3 – Sunday, 30 September, 2012 (Part 2)
Venue – Freedom Park, Campbell Street, Lagos
7.00pm – 7.15pm: Festival Film 9Big Man – Dir. Julius Onah, Nigeria, 2010, 14min
7.30pm – 8.45pm: Festival Film 10 Yoole – Dir. Moussa Sene Absa, Barbados/Senegal, 2010, 75 min.
9.00pm – late: LCA Festival Party in the Park featuring Open Mic Music and Poetry
DAY 4 – Monday, 1 October, 2012
Venue – Freedom Park, Campbell Street, Lagos
4.00pm – 4.40pm: Festival Film 11 Stadium Hotel – Dir. F Bazalgette, T Gardner, J Hughes and M Millington UK 2012, 38 min.
5.00pm – 6.00pm: Discussion anchored by Kachifo Ltd Topic: Acquiring Film Rights for Books
6.10pm – 6.50pm: Interlude/Light Entertainment
7.00pm – 9.30pm: Festival Film Finale NAIJ, A History of Nigeria – Dir. Jide Olanrewaju, Nigeria/UK, 2007. 150mins


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I thoroughly enjoyed the festival last year and it promises to be even better this year! Please go, you will have a fantastic time and come away very enlightened.

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