This is a FIRST for the growing metropolis of Accra, Ghana. Usually a film festival of this calibre takes place in Nairobi, Johannesburg, Ouagadougou and even Lagos on the African continent. It's amazing that this is taking place without major corporate sponsorship. Tell a friend. Tell a future film maker. If you are in Abidjan, Lomé or Lagos, then take a road trip this weekend. Much props to the organizer!
On May 17-19, 2013 RWUL (Reel Worldwide Underground Link) a non- profit organization based in the US that promotes independent film and cinema in partnership with the Attukwei Art Foundation and the Goethe-Institut of Ghana will present: The 1st Annual “I Luv Africa” Film Festival in Ghana (ILAFF 2013)! This new annual presentation will celebrate the work of independent filmmakers from Africa and throughout the Diaspora. The “I Luv Africa” Film Festival in Ghana (ILAFF 2013) will be a three day event FREE to the public that will feature film screenings, workshops, a community art project, filmmaker appearances, and a special opening night Afterparty hosted by YAV Magazine. The ILAFF 2013 will feature films from Mohamed Dione, Aimiende Negbenebor Sela, Nikyatu Jusu, Akousua Adoma Owusu, Terence Nance/Blitz the Ambassador, Edward Osei-Gyimah , Esosa Edosomwan, Kwesi Hutchful, Nana Yaw Yeboah, Ali Biko Sulaiman Kamanda, Nina Nordstromm, and Nana Oforiatta Ayim. This year’s ILAFF 2013 in Ghana will also present a special feature film premiere of the critically acclaimed "Soul Food Junkies" from filmmaker Byron Hurt for our Pan-African selection.
RWUL Presents: “I Luv Africa” Film Festival in Ghana (ILAFF 2013)
ALL EVENTS FREE TO THE PUBLIC
Day One: May 17, 2013 7pm-9pm Location: Goethe-Institut in Accra Ghana
Opening Night: Short Film Screening Series Q&A with Filmmakers
*Opening Night Afterparty @ Reggie Rockstone’s Office-Grand Pappaz Free Entry with ILAFF 2013 Pass
Day Two: May 18, 2013 (Two Parts 1-8pm)
Part One: 1-4pm Location: AUCC in Accra Film Workshops & Special Screening of "Soul Food Junkies "
Part Two: 6pm-8pm Location: Goethe-Institut in Accra Encore Screening of “Soul Food Junkies” & Special Music Video Selection by MixerPot LLC and Awards Announcement
Day Three: May 19, 2013
Community Art Project with Attukwei Art Foundation 4-6pm Accra
Google+ Hangout Online Chat with Filmmakers 7pm
**JUST ANNOUNCED ILAFF Coming to New York
Follow-up Awards Ceremony and Special ILAFF New York Film Series on August 29, 2013; will be a night featuring some of the films featured in ILAFF 2013 in Ghana hand selected by our film committee, Q&A with filmmakers, and a special reception. More details on this event will be posted soon.
SPONSORED BY RWUL--GOETHE-INSTITUT GHANA --ATTUKWEI ART FOUNDATION-- AUCC-- BLEU* --BLACK SOULENT AFREECAN --YAV MAGAZINE --BGNB PRODUCTIONS --KUSI CONSULTING--MIXERPOT
RWUL’s mission is to promote independent film culture and to support positive creative film ventures that involve independent film community and promote global awareness. RWUL wants to shed a positive light on the people often ignored by mainstream media and institutions. RWUL puts on film events and festivals that promote this philosophy. RWUL also pushes for a media platform to express the views of emerging filmmakers.