The Lights, Camera, Africa!!! 2016 Film Festival, holding from September 30 to October 2 at the Federal Palace Hotel, will open with Abba Makama’s Green White Green.
The 102-minute film follows the day-to-day of three young men from Nigeria’s biggest ethnic groups as they wait to start university in Lagos. When they’re not wiling away time playing videogames or yabbing each other, they’re also chasing dreams of overnight success as artists. If inexperience is a barrier, then persistence is their secret weapon. In this film showing on Friday 30th September at 7pm, the filmmaker showcases a can-do way of life that feels perfectly Lagosian.
“We’re excited to have Makama back after bringing us Nollywood, at last year’s edition of the festival,” says festival founder and director, Ugoma Adegoke. Born and raised in Jos, Makama was recently named one of 15 African creatives to watch by Ventures Africa magazine.
More than 20 other riveting films will be screening at the Lights, Camera, Africa!!! 2016 Film Festival. And, true to its tradition, it will also feature directors’ talks, discussions, great wine, a colorful souk of design objects, festival memorabilia and other ideal gifts items, live music, and a bevy of thrilling ancillary attractions – and a few new surprise add-ons in to commemorate the festival’s 2016 theme – “Music Makes The People…”
The Lights, Camera, Africa!!! 2016 Film Festival is made possible through the main sponsorship of Union Bank and with support from One Lagos.
Associate sponsors and partners of the festival also include – AXA Mansard, First Bank, Zircon Marine, The Wheatbaker, Filmhouse Cinemas, Ebony Life TV, DOBOX, African Film Festival Inc, Woodstock Electronics, Accelerate TV, The French Consulate, Africa Movie Academy Awards (AMAA), Federal Palace Hotel, Africa Movie Channel, Business Day, Bobby Taylor Company, CATUMA, The Guardian, Mara By Zebra, Bella Naija, Complete Fashion, 360 Nobs, The Sole Adventurer, Sabinews, Spice TV, Cinema Mon Amour, Pulse NG, Strada Media, Brand My Car, Nolly Silver Screen, Ms Afropolitan, Asiri Magazine, Chocolate City, Red Media, Omenka, Make It Happen Productions, Calia Medspa and Nothing To Do In Lagos.