Attendees of the 10th African International Film Festival (AFRIFF) are definitely in for a great time as the festival’s team has unveiled the list of films that will be screened at the 2021 edition of the festival.
One of the feature films which made the cut is the award-winning Juju Stories, directed by the trio of C.J. Obasi, Abba T. Makama and Michael Omonua. The three-part anthology film explores magical realism rooted in Nigerian folklore.
Other selected Nigerian feature films that will compete at the festival include Collision by Bolanle Austen-Peters (the festival’s closing film), The Takers by Toka McBaror, The Griot by Adeoluwa Owu, Country Hard by Paul Chibuzo Utomi, Gobe by God’spower Okoh, and Tainted Canvas by Segilola Ogidan. The festival will also feature competitions across documentaries, short films and animations.
The juries for the 2021 festival are seasoned professionals drawn from different African countries. They include Khadija Alimi, Dayo Lamolo, Jackie Motsepe, Femi Oyeniran, Sheriff Awad, Eric Kabera, Kenneth Gyang and C.J. “Fiery” Obasi.
AFRIFF was established in 2010 by Ms Chioma Ude with a vision to raise awareness about African Cinema, its vast potentials and the tremendous socio-economic impact it has not only on African economies but other third world and developing economies as well. The festival claims to be Africa’s most vibrant film festival experience.
The 10th AFRIFF is scheduled for 7- 13 November 2021 with most activities expected to hold at the Landmark Retail Boulevard in Lagos. Interested persons can click here to register.