Ghana To Host African Women In Film Forum

Ghana To Host African Women In Film Forum

Akosua Adoma Owusu

Akosua Adoma Owusu- Director of “Kwaku Ananse”

From the 23rd to the 25th of September 2013, some of Africa’s most exciting filmmakers, cultural producers and scriptwriters will be participating in the 2nd African Women in Film Forum (AWIFF) here in Accra, Ghana.

The African Women’s Development Fund (AWDF) is organizing this event with support from Alliance Française Accra, Brand Woman Africa, National Film and Television Institute (NAFTI), Institut Francais and the Lufodo Academy of Performing Arts in Nigeria.

Speakers at this year’s AWIFF include Dr Yaba Blay, Assistant Teaching Professor of Africana Studies at Drexel University and Consulting Producer for CNN’s Black in America 5 – Who is Black in America? ; Sefi Atta, playwright and author of Everything Good Will Come; Yaba Badoe, Director and Co-Producer of The Witches of Gambaga; Ade Solanke, who wrote the screenplay for Nigerian director Tunde Kelani’s forthcoming film, Dazzling Mirage; Kwaw Ansah, Director of Love Brewed in the African Pot; Veronica Q-Nai, writer and director behind A Call at Midnight; Prof.

Others include;

Linus Abraham, Rector of NAFTI; Tsitsi Dangarembga, author of Nervous Conditions; Sarah Bouyain, Director of Notre Etrangere/The Place in Between; Anita Erskine, Host of Making of a Mogul; Akosua Adoma Owusu, Director of KWAKU ANANSE; François d’Artemare, Founder of Les Films de l’Après-Midi; Sarah Mukasa, Director of Programmes, AWDF; Korkor Amarteifio, Associate Director of the Institute for Music and Development; Stéphanie Soleansky, Cultural Affairs Attaché at Institut Français du Ghana; Lodi Matsetela, script writer and producer of Society, originally flighted on South African Broadcasting Corporation; Dr Beti Ellerson, Assistant Professor at Denison University; Anita Afonu, Director of Perished Diamonds ; Amaka Igwe who has to her credit production of over 400 hours of TV programming and movies; and Dr Sionne Neely, Knowledge Management Specialist at AWDF.

The best part of this year’s AWIFF is arguably the fact that the general public in Accra, Ghana get to participate in a free 2-day film festival sponsored by Brand Woman Africa followed by a question and answer session between Anita Erskine and the filmmakers.

Film festival schedule
Date: Monday 23rd September 2013
Film screenings: The Witches of Gambaga by Yaba Badoe and On the Border by Tsitsi Dangarembga
Venue: Alliance Francaise (Accra),
Time: 6pm

Date: Tuesday 24th September 2013
Film screenings: Perished Diamonds by Anita Afonu and Notre Etrangere/The Place in Between with Sarah Bouyain
Venue: NAFTI
Time: 6pm

Filmmakers based in Ghana who wish to participate in the AWIFF can email specialprograms@awdf.org for more information

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