AFRIFF at 10, set to train 1,000 youths in filmmaking
With talent development at its core, Africa International Film Festival (AFRIFF) has committed to training 1,000 youths across Africa on filmmaking and content creation. Executive Director, AFRIFF, Chioma Ude, noted that the festival, for the past 10 years, has worked on developing an indigenous film industry whose products can compete favourably in the international space.
Rwandan filmmaker Fisca Jean Paul Habimana is eyeing an international award after his movie ‘Mugisha’ was nominated among the 97 finalists vying for prizes at the 2021 Focus On Ability (FOA) Short Film Awards. Organised in Sydney, Australia, the annual film festival, in its 13th edition, is designed to encourage filmmakers to focus on the ability of people with disability.
After its cancellation in March 2020, Rwanda’s largest film festival, Mashariki is returning in August 2021. According to the statement released, it will be staged live from 21 to 27 of the same month, hand in hand with DISCOP, an international movie exhibition that will run from August 24 to 26 at the Kigali Convention Center.