This year's AFRIFF will hold between Sunday, November 11, 2018, and Saturday, November 17, 2018.
The 8th edition of the Africa International Film Festival, AFRIFF, has been billed to hold in November 2018.
The organisers revealed that this year's edition will hold between Sunday, November 11, 2018, and Saturday, November 17, 2018.
According to the organisers, the film festival will have conversations on issues affecting cinema on the African continent, talent development opportunities and an array of exciting networking events.
Speaking on the achievements of AFRIFF as regards talent development, the Executive Director of the film festival, Chioma Ude, said, "The outcome of the training program is evolving, and is evolving in a very good direction"
In 2017, AFRIFF teamed up with Alliance Francaise to send a set of film students – 20 in number – on scholarship to CineF'abrique, a film school in Lyon, France.
Earlier, AFRIFF had partnered with Canon to train filmmakers in the use of modern instruments and cameras for filming.
Annually, AFRIFF accommodates more than 2000 industry guests, 500 workshop participants, more than 10,000 international and domestic audience, and more than 500 international entries from global professional and amateur filmmakers.
AFRIFF students set for scholarship in France
The Africa International Film Festival (AFRIFF) sent a set of film students on scholarship – this time, to CineF'abrique, a film school in Lyon, France.
The scholarship is the third of its kind where 20 students are selected from the 200 that participate in the AFRIFF Talent Development Workshops annually for further training abroad. The talent workshop is an intrinsic part of the festival programmes that has held sway for seven years.
Unveiling the next set of beneficiaries at a press conference attended by representatives of partner institutions – Ford Foundation and Alliance Francaise on Wednesday, AFRIFF Founder/CEO, Ms Chioma Ude said all is set for the 20 students selected from last year’s workshop to embark on the training – a six-week summer course in the French city.
The initiative, she said, provides beginners and intermediate courses for young people in their choice areas of filmmaking.