Since its inception seven years ago, the Africa International Film Festival (AFRIFF) has offered an annual immersion into the world of filmmaking – from feature films to documentaries – with participation from brilliant local and international filmmakers.
Running from October 29 to November 4 and maintaining its inaugural theme “Africa Unites”, the vision for this year’s festival remains to raise awareness in Africa about the vast potential the entertainment industry holds and the impact it can generate in the economy.
With 20 feature films selected from all around the world – including Oscar contenders The Train of Salt and Sugar, The Wound, Félicité and The Last of Us – we’ve decided to spotlight the seven Nigerian movies that were chosen.
You can also check out the full schedule and register to attend the festival right here.
Hakkunde, directed by Asurf Oluseyi, follows Akande (played by Kunle Idowu), a young graduate who moves from the city to a small town to find work as a teacher and discover who he really is.
Roti, directed by Kunle Afolayan, follows the story of a young couple years after they lose their son. Four years after the loss they come in contact with a boy who looks exactly like their son and their lives are turned upside down.
The Lost Cafe (Nigeria/Norway)
The Lost Cafe, directed by Kenneth Nyang, follows the story of a Nigerian girl’s struggle to overcome her dark family secrets and the culture shock of moving to a new county to live her dreams.
Potato Potahto (Ghana/Nigeria/Sweden)
Potato Potahto, directed by Shirley Frimpong-Manso, follows a divorced couple (played by OC Ukeje and Joselyn Dumas) who decide to still share equal space in their home after their split.
Tatu, directed by Don Omope, is a contemporary take on the classic African epic adventure story; a fast-paced action drama centered around the conflict arising from a mother’s quest to have a child.
Idemuza, directed by Aloaye Omoake, follows the story of a vulnerable girl forced to enter an orphanage with her younger siblings, and her struggle to overcome adversity in the search of a hopeful future.
Dinner, directed by Jay Franklyn Jituboh, follows the story of a weekend get-together amongst friends that gets out of hand when secrets about their relationships are revealed.
CULLED FROM: http://www.konbini.com/ng/entertainment/7-nigerian-movies-showing-at-this-years-africa-international-film-festival/