We are proud to announce that the fifth edition of The Life House’s Lights, Camera, Africa!!! Film Festival is days away.
The 2015 Lights Camera Africa!!! Film Festival runs from Wednesday September 30 to Sunday October 4 at The Federal Palace Hotel. We’ve got an eclectic mix of animation, sports and art documentaries, comedies, sci-fi films and social commentary to share with you over five days of FREE screenings.
Curated around the theme “Future Forward” to inspire enthusiasm about the continent, this year’s festival will kick off by celebrating African visionaries with movies such as The Art of Ama Ata Aidoo (2014) and Finding Fela (2014). We also have Remi Vaughan-Richards’ Faaji Agba (2015), a six-year labor of love showing the evolution of Lagos’ music scene since the 1940s, from the perspective of a group of veteran musicians. In sharp contrast, Horn Free Day (2014) took less than 20 hours to edit! The hilarious short film by Stanlee Ohikhuare captures the ambitious attempt by Lagos State to encourage motorists to stop blowing their horns-for just one day.
But we also have introspective movies that we hope will spur conversations on how we can improve the lives of the continent’s next generation. They include The Curse of Medea (2014), a timely piece by Branwen Okpako about a refugee who lands in Berlin, and then we have Ishaya Bako’s Henna (2015), which looks at the life a young girl transformed by early marriage.
Soko Sonko (2014), or The Market King in English, by Kenyan filmmaker Ekwa Msangi, tells the story of a well-intentioned dad who tries to do things his wife would do for his daughter and inadvertedly goes way past his comfort zone.
These and many more await you at one of Nigeria’s leading festivals, Lights Camera Africa!!! Film Festival. This year the festival boasts almost 30 movies from about a dozen countries with such versatile styles and themes – guaranteed to give you the utmost viewing pleasure and cultural experience. And, true to its tradition, it will also hold a free masterclass for creatives taught by acclaimed Berlin-based animator and director, Ebele Okoye. The festival will also host a colorful souk of crafts, books, objet d’arts and design pieces, as well as a bevy of thrilling live music performances.
The Lights, Camera, AFRICA!!! 2015 Film Festival is made possible by funding support from the Ford Foundation and the corporate sponsorship of Union Bank.
Zircon Marine, The Wheatbaker, Smooth 98.1FM, Wings Magazine, Etisalat Nigeria and UBER are also proud associate sponsors of the 2015 Lights, Camera, AFRICA!!! Film Festival.
The festival’s 2015 strategic and media partners include African Film Festival Inc, Goethe Institut, Woodstock Electronics, The New Black Film Collective, Bella Naija, Strada Media, BrandMyCar, PULSE, Omenka Magazine, Guardian Newspaper, Sabinews, MsAfropolitan, OloriSuperGal, YNaija, Red Media, Chocolate City, Nolly Silver Screen, Asiri, Supermart Nigeria, NothingToDoInLagos, Wazobia FM, The Sole Adventurer, The Social Prefect, LagosPhoto, Ventures Africa and Afrinolly.