Looking at The African Film Festival 2017

On Day 2 of the last TAFF edition, filmmakers took part in a workshop led by Director, Screenwriter, and Inspirational Speaker: Ike Nnaebue. He did a great job with his classical "Breaking into Nollywood" seminar where participants discussed, networked and shared ideas. It was a time of great discussion and many budding filmmakers said they were glad they came because they learned a lot.


Team Work

As we tread on the road to TAFF 2017, one thing that we would like to do for filmmakers workshop is to actually shoot a short film of 4 to 8 minutes. If you have any good story, you may pitch the synopsis – not the entire script. Our judges will decide which story to pursue and will contact you for the script.



Veteran filmmakers will oversee the project and will guide whichever role you want to undertake – as a director, producer, cinematographer, editor, etc. With all hands on deck, they will help with techniques for translating your script into motion pictures as well as the creative and physical requirements for making a film. The practical exercise will include production scheduling; casting actors and educing the best performance; creating shots list; collaborating with the crew; recording sound; and editing. Interested practitioners in attendance will be part of the collaborative team. The short film will be played during the awards night. This exercise will not take away from the many films that we anticipate to screen. Let us know how you want to be involved as we work together to elevate our films. Email: info@TheAfricanFilmFestival.org




TAFF welcomes sponsors. An effort such as this is not without strong collaborators and supporters who share our vision. Please contact us if you would like to be a sponsor. TAFF welcomes volunteers. Volunteers are a vital part of The Festival and volunteering comes with many privileges, including ALL ACCESS PASS to all our events. Volunteers have opportunities to help shape the event, making it a memorable experience for our filmmakers and attendees. In exchange for your time, you are given the opportunity to attend ALL Festival events, including After Parties and Behind the Scene activities.


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