10 September 2018, News

Four AFDA 2017 graduate films have been nominated for six awards at the Lake International PanAfrican Film Festival in Kenya. The 3rd year films ‘Umsolwa’ and ‘Junior’ are up against each other for the Best Short Film. The 4th year honours film ‘Mallemeulle’ is nominated for the Best Scriptwriter award and Best Editor award while the 3rd year film, ‘The Righteous Few’, picks up the Best Score and Best Production Design award nominations.  

The annual Lake International PanAfrican Film Festival (LIPFF) is a rotational film festival that is hosted in different regions in Kenya and it aims at bringing youth together and opening up the region to reap the benefits of tourism, intellectual and cultural exchange, while increasing the cinematic experience by taking African language films to the people.

Lake International PanAfrican Film Festival 2018 opened up for youth and experts to submit films in any African Languages with English Subtitles made in Africa. The festival only accepts feature films, short films, documentaries and animation films. It does not accept TV/web Series. LIPFF 2018 has received 1983 films with 392 films from Africa and 46 films from Kenya. This is a great increase from 2017 which had 1580 entries, with over 280 films from Africa and 64 from Kenya. 

 The films have gone through a 2-step selection process, to check eligibility into festival, quality of the films and to select the nominees. The LIPFF 2018 Jury consists of filmmakers of repute whose works have mentored and changed the film sphere in Africa (More info on the jury on the website (www.theatrefilmlabkenya.com/lippfestival).

This year, the festival will take place in Nakuru-Kenya on the dates of November 7th -10th 2018. The Festival activities include film screenings, workshop lab, panel discussions, exhibition and Festival Gala Awards Ceremony. The festival screening is free and open to the public. The screening schedule will be on the festival website by 30th September 2018.

AFDA is the South African School of Motion Picture Medium and Live Performance, and is registered with the Department of Higher Education and Training as a private higher education institution under the Higher Education Act, 1997. Registration certificate no. 2001/HE07/012.

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