iRep International Film Festival Begins March 22


The 2018 edition of the iRep International Film Festival will be kicking on March 22, 2018, at the Freedom Park, Lagos.

For this year's edition, documentary filmmakers and enthusiasts from all walks of life will converge in Lagos for the festival which holds from March 22- 25.

Produced by the Foundation for the Development of Documentary Film Festival in Africa, the festival will hold at Freedom Park, Lagos, which has been home to the festival since it kicked off in 2010.

The 2018 edition 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.

Special guests include 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;'  Professor  Paul Ugor  from the Illinois  State University will present a keynote and also review Jonathan Haynes’ book.

Awam Amkpa, chairman of the iREP Board, from the Tisch School of Arts, New York University, and Dr. Paul Nwulu, Programs Manager, Ford Foundation West Africa, will also be key speakers.

A   new   addition   to   the   programming   content   of  the   annual   festival,  will   be   a  special artiste showcase that will reflect on the works of  Professor. Niyi Coker, E. Desmond Lee, a Professor of Theatre and Media Studies at the University of Missouri.

At the festival, the life and career of famous filmmaker,  Tunde Kelani,  who  turned 70 on February 26, will be celebrated.

There would also be a three-day training programme, which will precede the formal opening the festival. Starting on Monday March 19, the training will focus on storytelling, and will be conducted by Yinka Ogun, a content producer and consultant, whose credits include credits "Prince of the Savanah," "Tinsel," "Dear Mother," and "Maroko."

iRepresent   International   Documentary   Film   Festival  is   the   prime   documentary­-only   film festival  on  the coast of West  Africa.

Since 2011, the  festival  has  brought together  the brightest minds in the genre in Nigeria and other parts of the world to showcase their works and as well share experiences through screenings, panel discussions, ‘Producers’ Roundtable’, training, workshops, and networking.

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