The Lights, Camera, AFRICA!!! Film Festival returns to its growing Lagos audience for its ninth edition with “Tales by Moonlight.”
We are proud to once again share exciting and forward-looking films from within the African continent and the diaspora.
Invoking the childhood tableau of the night-time story told to entertain, thrill, delight and teach, this year’s theme harks back to one of the earliest art forms – storytelling. For so long this medium has been used to teach, to learn, and for self-preservation.
This year’s films are presented as lines drawn in the global narrative, going back and pushing forward – all the time telling a tale. The theme situates the art form in an idyllic format, a common space and an open world in which stories and indeed life lessons are communally shared. These sub-themes speak to the underpinning philosophies at Lights, Camera, AFRICA!!! Festival Director, Ugoma Adegoke stresses, “This year’s festival demonstrates our intention to host an edition that articulates film as visual and potent storytelling that keeps us connected with the past, and enabled for the future.”
Drawing on continuing and supportive friendships and longstanding corporate partnerships, the festival is proud to be able to sustain its commitment to fulfilling its mission of maintaining an open dialogue throughout the world of African film.
Numerous films over three days, 27th – 29th September, at the Musical Society of Nigeria (MUSON) Onikan, covering various genres including documentary, features and shorts are just a segment of the festival experience that is lined up. There will also be special musical presentations and learning platforms for filmmakers and ancillaries of the local film ecosystem, which speak to the 2019 theme.
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