Tuesday, March 20, 2018

2018 iRepresent International Documentary Film Festival Begins On Thursday


The eight edition of the annual iRepresent International Documentary Film Festival will take place at the Freedom Park, Lagos, from March 22-25.
The biggest documentary film festival in Africa will host filmmakers and enthusiasts from around Africa and parts of Europe and the West, converging for the 2018 edition of the yearly I-Rep International Documentary Film Festival. The 2018 festival is set to build on the momentum from past editions; especially last year’s and will explore the theme: ARCHIVING AFRICA II: Frontiers and New Narratives.


A three-day training programme will precede the formal opening of the festival and set the mood for a memorable experience. This takes off on Monday March 19, with a focus on storytelling, conducted by Mr. Yinka Ogun, a well-known television/radio content provider/consultant and producer, whose film credits include Abeni, directed by Tunde Kilani; Prince of the Savannah, directed by Bayo Awala, and Maroko, directed by Femi Odugbemi.

Femi Odugbemi and Prof. Jonathan Haynes.

Ogun’s selected television credits include Doctor’s Quarters, and Edge of Paradise, both MNET productions. He is the creator of the award-winning MNET soap opera ‘Tinsel’, and the multiple award-winning ‘Dear mother’.

Like the trainings, the festival boasts of notable talents who have made their mark in the industry. The list of the festival special guests includes renowned documentarist of the Nigerian film industry, Professor Jonathan Haynes from Long Island University, Brooklyn, New York City, who will present his new book, Nollywood: The Making of Nigeria’s Film Genre. On his part, Professor Paul Ugor from the Illinois State University will present a keynote and, also review Jonathan Haynes’ book.

iRep 2018 – iREPRESENT INTERNATIONAL DOCUMENTARY FILM FORUM.

Click here for more details of the programme.

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