Accra Indie Filmfest partners with Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival,
Welcome address from festival executives, and partners. Surprise performances.
(Film Screenings) 1. Dancing In My Sadness by Casual Affairs – 4:05mins – France (Music Film 2. Mamadou & Benita
1. The Catch-Up by Annabel Grace – 5:57mins – United Kingdom (Narrative) 2. Asunder by Janet Marrett – 14:30mins –
The day will commence with a creative symposium. TOPIC: Nurturing marketable creative artists to attract funding. PANELISTS: George Adjebeng, head
1. Manifest: Hearts and Times by Makere Thekiso – 9:00mins – Ghana/South Africa (Music Film) 2. Shine by Greg Crompton
(Film Screenings) 1. Full Circle by Genn Print – 23:34mins – Kenya (Documentary) 2. Troublemaker by Olive Nwosu – 10:46mins
This is a music concert as part of the festival that unites alternative sounds from emerging Ghanaian musical artists.
Closing Ceremony and Awards Gala. Book a seat https://accraindiefilmfest.org/participant-registration/
ACCRA INDIE FILMFEST (AiF) is a not-for-profit film festival for young filmmakers all around the round. With no sponsorship, the festival has successfully been running for the past 3 years, withstanding the challenges posed by the global pandemic, to still become one of the dynamic and innovative film festivals in Africa. Your donation will go a long way to support young and independent filmmakers around the world.
We are a community of amazing dreamers and visionaries, bridging gaps and creating long lasting opportunities for indie filmmakers
We encourage the production of short films.
We reiterate the relevance and impact of short films in the
growth of the film industry and the country’s economy
We award deserving filmmakers with amazing short films.
We are the leading short film festival in Africa with greater value for filmmakers. There is also an award scheme created as part of the festival to honour creative filmmakers, actors, technical assistants etc. to boost their confidence in the process of filmmaking and to refill their creative energies to produce more.
We deem it mandatory to provide an avenue for these young and
vibrant filmmakers to find the need to explore and create beyond limits.
Connect with amazing film creatives from across the globe, share ideas, network and secure possible co-production deals
Mpho Ramathuthu is a Scriptwriter and Producer from South Africa. She has over ten year experience in the film and television industry. She has worked in training institutions such as The Scriptwriting Institute and Script-to-Screen in Indigenous Languages. She continues to provide training in Scriptwriting and motion picture in different cinema workshops.
Mpho is the founder and Creative Producer of the “Breaking Borders Project” (African Women in Film Project), a cross border film slate by African women. She has Co-Produced a Zulu Musical Feature Film called “She is King” in 2017, which also screened in different film festivals across the globe. Her recent works also include an award-winning Short Film “Ibala”. She is currently producing a South Africa/Nigeria Co-Production Feature Film called Inhlawulo (Damages).
Mpho has been a jury member and participated in a number of International Film Festivals including the “Africa Film Festival New York” (America), “Durban International film Festival (South Africa), Accra Indie Filmfest (Ghana), “International Images Film Festival for Women” (Zimbabwe) and the Berlin Co-Production Market 2021 (virtual Edition).
Tony Asankomah is a rotten tomatoes accredited film critic, creative writer and Founder of GhMoviefreak.com (www.ghmoviefreak.com), Ghana's premier film review and promo website. He's a film aficionado and an astute believer in the prospects of Ghana's film industry. GhMoviefreak.com was founded on the premise of providing a digital platform that encourages the patronage and growth of film, cinema and theater culture in Ghana. By contributing reviews and film-related write ups for several online platforms, he's firmly positioned himself as one of Ghana's foremost film critics and a contributor to film discussions.
With an educational background in computing and marketing, he is also the CEO of a startup, Xscape Digital Consult, a bespoke digital content creation and development network. GhMoviefreak.com was nominated for the BEST NEW BLOG and the BEST EMERGING NICHE BLOG in the 2016 edition of the prestigious Ghana Blogging & Social Media Blogging Awards. And also the ultimate winner of the BEST BLOG category of the 2018 edition of the awards.
Kizito Samuel Saviour born as Kizito Samuel is a multi-award-winning Ugandan filmmaker who majors in Producing, Writing and Directing, he possesses other skills like Cinematography and Film Editing among others, he is also a Film & Video Production Tutor at ESOM School Of Music in Uganda and a Film & Television Studies Mentor at the University of Limpopo in South Africa and to a number of upcoming filmmakers and actors in Uganda and Africa at large.
He has worked as a Director, Writer, Producer, Cinematographer and Editor on films like; Catch Out (2021), KEMI (2020), Judas Kiss (2019), The Forbidden (2018), Extra Time (2017) and Bunjako (2016) among others that have earned over 120 international nominations and over 25 international awards from film festivals and film awarding platforms from all-over the world.
He is the founder of the Uganda Academy Selection Committee (UASC) approved by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' International Feature Film Award Executive Board (The Oscars).
He is also the founder of Kyooto (Kyooto Media Group), a registered multifaceted full-service entertainment and media production company based in Kampala, Uganda that specializes in producing audio-visual content in various dimensions for Film, TV, Online and other platforms as well as using film to rehabilitate and promote talent development.
In December 2021, he was selected to be among the Evaluators/Judges of the 2022 Netflix - UNESCO African Folktales Reimagined Short Film Competition.
By November 2021, he was appointed and invited to speak as a panelist of the discussion "The Conversation: Monetizing Digital Content" at the second Intra-African Trade Fair organized by RX Africa on behalf of African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank) in collaboration with the African Union and the AfCFTA Secretariat from 15-21 November 2021 at the Durban International Convention Centre (ICC) in Kwazulu-Natal, South Africa.
Judith Audu is a Multiple award winning Filmmaker / Actress, She is the CEO of Judith Audu Productions, UNHCR, High Profile Supporter, Listed among the YNAIJA 100 most Influential Nigerians in Film in 2019. She started out as an actress and has grown to become a Filmmaker of international reckon.
She holds a Certificate in Directing from the London Film Academy, London. Judith Audu's name is synonymous with efficiency, her attention to details, dedication to her craft, discipline and professionalism are some of the qualities that makes her and her productions stand out.
Masoud Soheili is a filmmaker, Festival director and programmer.. He has won more than 40 awards from over 300 film festivals with his movies "Blue-eyed boy" (2014) and "Elephantbird"(2019).
He was a member of 9 film festivals, including the Yogya Netpac Asian Film Festival (2015) , Avanca International Film Festival in Portugal (2016 and 2018) , SAARC Film Festival in Sri Lanka (2017) , International Documentary and Short Film Festival of Kerala in India (2018), Malatya International Film Festival in Turkey(2018) and Dhaka International Youth Film Festival in Bagladesh (2020).
Masoud is co-founder and creative director of the "Asia Peace Film Festival" in Islamabad, Pakistan, and programmer of the "Changing Perspective Intentional Film Festival'' in Istanbul, Turkey. He also worked as a festival director of the Inaugural "Safe Community" International Film Festival in Mashhad, Iran (2017).
Joy William has been a professional in the creative industry for 12 years. Joy Williams has made a name for himself in the Western and African film market as a prolific Director of Photography and director whose work has been recognised in the corporate and music video category.
Having a Masters degree in Broadcasting and Production, Joy has gained the skills and experience to create remarkable content. Having worked with directors like Meji Alabi, Andy Lambert, Joy has managed to capture the audience's attention through outstanding cinematography.
He has shot music videos, commercials and documentaries in several countries including Los Angeles, Miami, South Africa, Nigeria and Malawi to name a few. Joy has also shot videos for brands such as MTN, British Airways and Dyson and artists including David Quetta, Akon, Stonebwoy and many more.
Mercy Mangwana Mubayiwa is a digital storyteller, film academic and practitioner from Zimbabwe. She enjoys telling Stories4Change. She holds a bachelor's degree in Media and Society Studies and is currently finishing off her Mphil in Media Studies with a focus on film distribution.
Mercy has written for TV shows, directed & conceptualized documentaries. She is a founding member of the Internet 4 Good Africa Initiative, a regional coordinator for the Bosch Alumni Southern Africa Region and an Alumni of the African Filmmaking Fellowship.
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