The African International Film Festival 2023 began on November 5 and lasts till November 11. The week-long event has, since its opening event, made an incredible impact on the Nollywood industry.
Founded by Chioma Ude, the African International Film Festival (AFRIFF) kickstarted its 12th edition of the annual week-long event, marking a significant impact on the film industry as it opens up Nigerian filmmaking to a global audience.
Giving a speech at the opening night, Chioma Ude said, “We are inspired by the passion and dedication of filmmakers and film enthusiasts in Africa, and we are committed to providing a platform for their voices to be heard.”
The Governor of Lagos State, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, was seen attending the opening night in which the film “ORAH” premiered.
The 2023 AFRIFF holds more than just filming, as there are schedules made for the entire duration of the event.
Filmmakers from over 150 countries have marked attendance in experiencing the wonders and evolution of African films.
It is an entertaining event for anyone interested in film and media as the panel of the African International Film Festival (AFRIFF) decides on what movies to award.
As expected, the event boasts of the attendance of celebrities and dignitaries, foreign and local. The festival is from November 5 to 10, while the awards begin and end on the last day, November 11.
The AFRIFF panel includes dignitaries from different countries and cultures led by Stephen Dr. Love.
The AFRIFF 2023 Globe Awards Honorees
For the African International Film Festival (AFRIFF) 2.0 event, there have been selected actors and actresses who are up for receiving awards, and they are:
- Richard Mofe-Damijo – (The Black Book)
- Nse Ikpe-Etim – (4-4-44)
- Adedimeji Lateef – (Jagun Jagun)
- Ini Edo – (Shanty Town)
- Tobi Bakre – (Gangs of Lagos)
- Kunle Remi – (Anikulapo)
- Chioma Chukwuka – (Gangs of Lagos)
- Blossom Chukwujekwu – (The Trade)
- Funke Akindele – (Battle on Buka Street)
- Chidi Mokeme – (Shanty Town)
- Femi Adebayo Salami – (Jagun Jagun)
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