African International Film Festival

African International Film Festival

The 5th Africa International Film Festival is coming to a location near you this November. The festival, otherwise known as AFRIFF was born out of a desire to celebrate African cinema and to demonstrate the growth and variety of the cinematic storytelling industry.

This year, the 2015 Africa International Film Festival (AFRIFF), holding between November 8 and 15 will take place simultaneously at the City Mall Cinemas, Onikan; Silverbird Galleria, Ahmadu Bello Way, Victoria Island, Lagos and Genesis Deluxe Cinemas, Oniru, Lagos.

According to the organizers, 180 feature, short, student, animation, panorama and documentary films will be screened during the week-long festival.

The Africa International Film Festival awards monetary prizes in the following categories:

Best Feature Film – $6,000

Best Authentic Nigerian Feature – $2,000

Best Actor – $2,000

Best Actress – $2,000

Best Director – $2,000

Best Screenplay – $2,000

Best Documentary – $5,000

Best Short – $3,000

Best Student Short – $2,000

Best Animation – $2,000

Jury special prize for Outstanding Film -$2,000

Audience Choice – $1,000

AFRIFF also provides FREE Training and Talent development opportunities for young people and aspiring filmmakers.

Register to attend the film festival online.


Oyinkan Braithwaite is a graduate of Creative Writing and Law from Kingston University. Following her degree, she worked as an assistant editor at Kachifo and has been freelancing as a writer and editor since. She has had short stories published in anthologies and has also self published work. In 2014, she was shortlisted as a top ten spoken word artist in the Eko Poetry Slam.

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