As the countdown to Africa Film For Impact Festival (AFFIF) 2020 begins, the African Women in Film and TV Empowerment Program (AWIFTEP), a program supporting the development of African women entrepreneurs within the film and TV industry has indicated interest in partnering with AFFIF 2020.
The program that is scheduled to hold from November 3-7, 2020, at the Africa Film For Impact Festival (AFFIF) 2020 -virtual access, and broadcast globally via Youtube live on the festival channel FFIF TV, is in collaboration with Ascend Studios Foundation (ASF).
AWIFTEP’s reach that extends across Africa were promoting women’s economic empowerment is a principal priority and will be a great asset to aspiring filmmakers. The body among others will be holding virtually facilitated sessions with industry experts covering all relevant topics on film for impact. They will also help African Women in Film and TV become key industry players through networking, capacity building, mentorship and access to funding.
The program is targeted at Upcoming Female producers, directors, writers of Africa descent, between the ages of 18 to 45, and who are passionate about impactful films.
Film For Impact Foundation which is in partnership with High Definition Film Studio will hold the maiden edition of the “Africa Film For Impact Festival (AFFIF)”, the theme “Break The Cycle” via Virtual Access from November 3-7, 2020.
Bright Wonder Obasi, who is the Founder and Executive Director of Film For Impact Foundation & Fellowship, and Festival Director of Africa Film For Impact Festival (AFFIF), said; “Africa Film For Impact Festival is dedicated to showcasing, celebrating, and empowering films and filmmakers committed to social change themes in movie production across the continent of Africa and the world.”
He said, “The hybrid Film Festival, which will screen short and feature narrative and documentary films with purpose over a 5-day period, will also host film premieres, master classes, panel discussions, workshops, and climax with an Impact Award ceremony, which will honor extraordinary achievements in filmmaking and driving social change through films.”
Bright Obasi said, themes to be explored at the festival include Building Accountable Systems & Leaders for a Corruption free Society, Women Empowerment & Gender-Based Violence, Women in film, Human Trafficking, Human Right & Criminal Justice, Climate Change, Security, Peace & Conflict Resolution, The future of Film Distribution & social change contents, Reflections on the COVID 19 pandemic & Opportunities, Technology as a tool for social change.
“Application closes on Friday, October 23, 2020, by 11:59 pm wat and viewers can subscribe to the festival Youtube channel @FFIF TV so they can get notified of upcoming events. They can also follow Africa Film For Impact Festival on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter @affif.ng and @filmforimpactng.