The Lights, Camera, Africa!!! Film Festival is set to return this Friday, 27 September, 2019, as the three-day event aims to share exciting and visionary content from within the African continent and the Diaspora with film enthusiasts at the MUSON Centre, Onikan, Lagos.
Themed “Tales by Moonlight,” the event invokes the childhood tableau of the night-time story told to entertain, thrill, delight, and harks back to one of the earliest art forms – storytelling, a medium that has long been used to teach, learn and for self-preservation.
For its ninth edition, the films will be 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.
Speaking on her expectations, Festival Director, Lights, Camera, Africa!!!, Ugoma Adegoke said, “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.”
The event has a line-up of numerous films covering various genres, including documentary, features and shorts along with special musical presentations. It will also serve as a learning platforms for filmmakers and ancillaries of the local film ecosystem.
About Lights, Camera, AFRICA!!! Film Festival
The Lights, Camera, AFRICA!!! Film Festival was created in 2011 to stimulate discourse on issues and experiences that are rooted in the African experience. In this way, African stories will also be consumed by those who live them. The film festival grew out of the film programme of The Life House Lagos, a virtual cultural centre. Through an annual festival held in Lagos, Nigeria, ‘Lights, Camera, AFRICA!!!’ shares a diverse range of African and independent cinema including documentary, feature, and animation, supporting the work of emerging African filmmakers. In addition to screenings the Lights, Camera, AFRICA!!! Film Festival hosts a variety of workshops, seminars, and talks that offer learning opportunities for filmmakers and consumers.
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