EXPLORE THE BUSINESS OF FILM WITH THE DURBAN FILMMART

Explore the business of film with The Durban FilmMart Institute at the Durban FilmMart

The business of film is not just a cultural pursuit for artists and auteurs – it is big business. In 2021, the National Film and Video Foundation projected that the film industry would contribute R7,18 billion to the local economy.

It is not an industry to be entered into lightly. Traditional models of film financing, producing, marketing and distributing, and revenue collection have been radically redefined with the emergence of streaming services and social media content creators. This has lowered the barriers to entry, opened the market to new players and spurned a second growth cycle through increased innovation. As traditional production studios compete against content creators for audience attention, the market is open for innovative approaches to film financing, production and distribution.

Fuelling this opportunity is a global demand for African content. As Africans in the diaspora become both more economically stable, and more homesick, there is an increasing call for authentic African stories from an audience able and willing to pay.

This creates lucrative opportunities for businesses outside the traditional film industry to explore ways to enter the sector. The Durban FilmMart (DFM) is the perfect entry point to those who are considering opportunities in film finance and production. As the economic heartbeat of the African film industry, it is where the business of film is explored and evolved.

For fifteen years, DFM has created substantial opportunities for financiers and producers to connect, converse – and ultimately contract. The market showcases African filmmaking talent and provides opportunities for the development and global integration of African film professionals.

In 2023, DFM attracted participants from 43 countries, with an audience of 4,092 over 4 days – the largest gathering of film professionals on the African continent. 2024 is well positioned to exceed this.

DFM’s 2024 edition, “African Visions Unleashed: From Disruption to Accountability,” takes place in Durban from 19 – 22 July 2024. A range of high-powered panellists will explore vital issues like social accountability, intellectual property rights, equality in the workplace, and environmental concerns related to film production.

Early Bird registration for participation is now open until 31 May. For more information and to register, visit: https://durbanfilmmart.co.za/    

About the Durban FilmMart Institute:

The Durban FilmMart Institute receives principal funding from the Durban Film Office and the eThekwini Municipality. For further inquiries, contact: info@durbanfilmmart.com  

Durban FilmMart Institute is the business hub of the African film industry in a world where film professionals and content are globally competitive and celebrated. The mission of the Durban FilmMart Institute is to provide appropriate and effective programmes and services to promote, support and facilitate investment in the African film industry.

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WEDLOCK OF THE GODS” BY ZULU SOFOLA

“Wedlock of the Gods” by Zulu Sofola is a compelling Nigerian play that delves deep into the cultural and societal intricacies of traditional African communities. Written by one of Nigeria’s most prolific female playwrights, the play is an exploration of love, duty, and the tragic consequences of defying societal norms.

Set in a traditional Nigerian village, the story centers around Ogwoma, a young widow who wishes to marry her true love, Uloko, against the customs that dictate she must marry her deceased husband’s brother. Sofola masterfully portrays the tension between individual desires and societal obligations, highlighting the struggles faced by women in a patriarchal society.

One of the strengths of the play is its rich depiction of African culture and traditions. Sofola’s background as a scholar of African drama is evident in her authentic representation of ritual practices and community dynamics. The use of indigenous language and proverbs enriches the narrative, providing a deep sense of place and authenticity.

The characters are well-developed, each representing different facets of the conflict between tradition and change. Ogwoma is portrayed with a blend of vulnerability and strength, making her plight deeply moving. Uloko’s passion and defiance contrast sharply with the rigid adherence to customs embodied by other characters like Adigun, Ogwoma’s brother-in-law.

Sofola’s use of dramatic tension keeps the audience engaged, building to a climax that is both inevitable and heart-wrenching. The themes of love, sacrifice, and the clash between modernity and tradition are universally resonant, making the play relevant to audiences beyond its African setting.

However, some readers may find the play’s resolution bleak and its commentary on societal change somewhat pessimistic. The tragic ending underscores the harsh realities faced by those who challenge entrenched systems, but it also raises questions about the possibility of progress within such frameworks.

In conclusion, “Wedlock of the Gods” is a powerful and evocative work that offers a poignant look at the complexities of love and duty within the context of traditional African society. Zulu Sofola’s insightful writing and deep cultural knowledge make this play a significant contribution to African literature and a must-read for those interested in understanding the interplay between tradition and change. Just my own view oh .

Tolulope

Reviewed by Tolulope Damilola Odebunmi. Actor at Nollywood Movies

CANON ANNOUNCES EOS R1 DEVELOPMENT

Canon develops Electro-Optical System (EOS) R1 as first flagship model for EOS R SYSTEM New image processing system further improves Auto Focus (AF) and image quality

The EOS R1 is a mirrorless camera geared toward professionals that brings together Canon’s cutting-edge technology and combines top-class performance with the strong durability and high reliability sought in a flagship model

The EOS R1 is a mirrorless camera geared toward professionals that brings together Canon’s cutting-edge technology and combines top-class performance with the strong durability and high reliability sought in a flagship model. This camera will dramatically improve the performance of both still images and video (in comparison to the EOS R3) and meet the high requirements of professionals on the frontlines of a wide range of fields including sports, news reporting, and video production.

This camera employs the newly developed image processor DIGIC Accelerator in addition to the pre-existing processor DIGIC X. The new image processing system, composed of these processors and a new CMOS sensor, enables a large volume of data to be processed at high speeds and delivers never-before-seen advancements in Auto Focus (AF) and other functions

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By combining the new image processing system and deep learning technology to an advanced degree, Canon has achieved high-speed and high-accuracy subject recognition. For example, subject tracking accuracy has been improved so that in team sporting events where multiple subjects intersect, the target subject can continually be tracked even if another player passes directly in front of them. In addition, the AF “Action Priority” function recognises subject movement by rapidly analysing the subject’s status. In moments during a sports game when it is difficult to predict what will happen next, this function automatically determines the player performing a certain action, such as shooting a ball, as the main subject and instantly shifts the AF frame, thereby helping to capture decisive moments of gameplay.

The combination of the new image processing system and deep learning technology will help to improve image quality. Canon implements the image noise reduction function, which has been previously developed and improved as part of the software for PCs, as a camera function to further improve image quality and contribute to user creativity.

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Canon is working on field tests for this camera and will support capturing definitive and impactful moments at international sporting events to be held in the future.

Going forward, Canon will continue to expand the EOS R SYSTEM lineup of cameras and RF lenses, thereby continuing to meet the demands of a wide range of users and contribute to the development of photography and video culture.

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PREMIERE OF THE MOVIE “MONKEY BUSINESS”

Synopsis

Title: Monkey Business In this captivating tale set in vibrant Nigeria, Dr. Amaka Allen and Dr. Bernard Wallace find themselves in a mysterious monkey village. As they navigate personal challenges and a puzzling mystery involving revolutionary technology and animal behavior, they uncover a web of corporate intrigue that threatens both wildlife and human society.

“Monkey Business” seamlessly blends humor, suspense, and romance, while addressing thought-provoking themes of ethical innovation and the interconnectedness of all living beings. With its rich cultural tapestry, intricate characters, and emotionally resonant storyline, this film promises a mesmerizing and introspective experience that will leave audiences contemplating the essence of life, love, and the ties that bind us all.

THE KEY CAST

Prof Alex Osifo
Ngozi Ezeonu
Peter Armand Boyo
Grace Obi
J Leo Uche
Patrick Ifeanyi
Obi Okoli

ABOUT THE PRODUCER / DIRECTOR

J Leo Uche is a renowned Nigerian movie director, filmmaker, and five-time mixed martial arts champion who has made a significant impact on the Nigerian film industry with his unique approach to action movies. Born and raised in Lagos Nigeria, Uche developed a passion for martial arts at a young age and went on to become a kung fu expert, earning multiple championships in mixed martial arts competitions across the country.

J Leo background in martial arts has heavily influenced his filmmaking style, as he is known for creating action-packed movies that showcase intense fight scenes and stunning choreography. What sets J Leo apart from other filmmakers in Nigeria is his ability to incorporate authentic kung fu techniques and high-octane action sequences into his movies, creating a cinematic experience that is unparalleled in the industry.

One of J Leo most notable works is the film “The Dangerous men , Unges war, ,” which tells the story of a young kung fu master who must defend his village from a ruthless gang of criminals. The movie features breathtaking fight scenes that showcase J Leo expertise in martial arts and his ability to translate his skills onto the big screen. The film was a massive success in Nigeria and garnered international attention for its innovative approach to action filmmaking.

Uche’s dedication to his craft and his willingness to push the boundaries of what is possible in Nigerian cinema have earned him a reputation as a visionary filmmaker. He often performs his own stunts and works closely with his actors to ensure that the fight scenes are authentic and believable. His movies are known for their high production value, intricate storylines, and intense action sequences that keep audiences on the edge of their seats.

In addition to his work in film, J Leo is also a respected figure in the Nigerian martial arts community. He continues to train and compete in mixed martial arts tournaments, and he uses his platform to promote the benefits of martial arts training for young people in Nigeria.

J Leo Uche’s contributions to Nigerian cinema and martial arts have made him a true icon in the country. His unique vision and dedication to his craft have inspired a new generation of filmmakers and martial artists, and his legacy is sure to continue for years to come.

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The 77th Festival de Cannes is open!

“You may not be aware of this, but you are about to enter a parallel universe called the Cannes Vortex.” Camille Cottin was already on stage at the Grand Théâtre Lumière when lights went on for this 77th edition of the Festival de Cannes. Driven by the energy of the Worakls Orchestra, the French actress placed the twelve days of the Festival under the signs of emotion, commitment and, of course, love of cinema.

“We watch films all day long and we discuss them all night long. Nobody speaks the same language, yet we all understand each other. (…) Here, when you plunge into darkness, it’s to find light. It sounds insane, but the craziest of this is that it’s true. It is not a parallel universe. This world exists. This is where film aficionados from all over the world meet. A place for encounters, dialogs, debate, reflexion, culture, and enchantment. This is here and now. At a time of troubling and even chilling events in the world, when deep fractures divide peoples, when our planet is burning, when our collective intelligence is threatened with becoming artificial, this gathering venue is a stroke of luck. Every year, we come to Cannes to take a photograph of our humanity; we come to fill up on hope. It is infinitely beautiful.”

The Mistress of Ceremonies invited Ebru Ceylan, Lily Gladstone, Eva Green, Nadine Labaki, Juan Antonio Bayona, Pierfrancesco Favino, Kore-eda Hirokazu and Omar Sy to join her. They are the members of the Feature Film jury chaired by American actress and director Greta Gerwig.

The filmmaker who “conquered the world in three films” appeared extremely moved by the dazzling performance of singer Zaho de Sagazan, who came to sing Modern Love, the worldwide hit and the soundtrack to her film, Frances Ha.

And as we never tire of welcoming exceptional women to the stage for this opening ceremony, a long standing ovation greeted the entrance of Meryl Streep, who was in Cannes to receive an honorary Palme d’Or from the hands of French actress Juliette Binoche. The latter expressed her greatest respect: “Your face and your voice are part of our lives. You made us feel emotions. You made us grow. When I see you on screen, it’s not you I see, it is a flow that goes through you. And that is what being an actor is all about. But in reality, it is much more. It is a link created by your presence, letting beauty come to you. What flows through you in an instant is intent, thought, energy, love, truth. Where does all this come from? Is it from love? Were you born this way? What was your dream?”

Reacting to the film tribute to her career, the great American actress said: “For me, watching this clip is like looking out of the window of a high-speed train. Rushing like a flash from my youth to my fifties, right up to the present day. So many faces, so many places that I remember so well. When I was in Cannes 35 years ago, for the first time, I was already a mother of three. I was approaching 40 and I thought my career was over. At the time, for an actress, that was a reasonable prediction. The only reason I’m here tonight is because of the wonderful artists I’ve worked with, including Madame President.”

Finally, the two actresses joined voices to declare the 77th Festival de Cannes officially open!

The Opening Ceremony was broadcast live on France 2 and internationally on Brut. It was followed by a screening of Le Deuxième Acte (The Second Act) by Quentin Dupieux, released today in French theaters.

Thousands of spectators were also able to experience this exceptional evening in numerous cinemas, where the ceremony and the opening film were broadcast live thanks to the collaboration of the Cannes Festival, France Télévisions, Brut., and FNCF.

Throughout this 77th edition, the Festival Television, co-produced by France Télévisions, Brut. and the Festival de Cannes, will be covering the red carpet ascendings, press conferences, photocalls, and official events. It will also be available on France.tv, Brut. Cannes, YouTube and the Festival de Cannes official website.

The Opening and Closing Ceremonies will be broadcast live internationally in English and French by Brut., without geographical restrictions, via the following links: Brut. Africa – Brut. America – Brut. Spain – Brut. India – Brut. Mexico

THE WINNERS OF THE 14TH EDITION EKO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL 2024

BEST  FEATURE  FILM

NGANU Feature Film by Kang Quintus (Cameroon)

BEST NIGERIAN FEATURE FILM

IN THE COLD  Feature Film by Jeff MCcore, Emmanuel Jeff Okhuelegbe (Nigeria)

BEST FEATURE DOCUMENTARY FILM (JOINT WINNERS)

THE COLOR OF SLAVERY Feature Documentary Film by Patrick Baucelin (Martinique)
AFRICA, CRADLE OF HUMANKIND AND MODERN CIVILISATIONS Feature Documentary Film by Benita Jacques (Canada)

BEST SHORT DOCUMENTARY FILM

MOTHER EARTH EDUCATORS  Documentary Film by Endre Kvia (Australia)

BEST SHORT FILM

U=ME  Short Film by Umesh Vinayak Kulkarni (India)

BEST NIGERIA SHORT FILM

ECHOES OF WAR  Short Film by fisayo John ogunmodede (Nigeria )

BEST ACTOR

KANG QUINTUS- Movie Nganu (Cameroon)

BEST ACTRESS

CHIOMA OKAFOR – Movie The Rising Sun (Nigeria)

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR MALE

JOHNSON IBE- Movie In The Cold (Nigeria)

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR FEMALE

KAYDEN TOKARSKI – Movie Roswell Delirium (USA)

BEST INDIGENOUS FILM

IWO (TOXIN) Indigenous Film by Muyiwa Ademola (Nigeria)

BEST ANIMATION FILM

WHO IS GOD? Animation Film by Oscar Adan Lopez Parres (Mexico)

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A CAMEROONIAN THRILLER ‘NGANU’ OPENS 14TH EDITION EKO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL 2024

The Movie NGANU Directed by Kang Quintus (Cameroon)opens the 14th edition Eko International Film Festival 2024

NGANU Directed by Kang Quintus (Cameroon)

SYNOPSIS

Nganù (Kang Quintus) a violent and withdrawn man who, due to several traumas suffered in his childhood, constantly abuses and beats his wife Meukena (Azah Melvine) under the overwhelming gaze of their son Kum (Ayuk Gareth). In an attempt to come to terms with his past, he joins the army but returns to face the monster he created.

KANG QUINTOS

EKOIFF MOVIE TO WATCH “AFRICA, CRADLE OF HUMANKIND AND MODERN CIVILISATIONS”

This movie will be screened during the 14th edition of the annual Eko International Film Festival Venue VIVA Cinemas Jara Mall Ikeja Lagos Time 2pm prompt Date April 22,2024. Attendance Free.

SYNOPSIS:

For a long time, Benita Jacques has always had questions about her origins to which she never got any answers from her parents. Today, the young mother from Montreal wants to bring answers to her children who ask her the same questions that she herself could not have. So, she decided to leave for Africa, in search of her origins. Her journey took her to West Africa and began at the Museum of Black Civilizations in Dakar, Senegal, which hosts the exhibition : « Africa, Cradle of Humanity and Modern Civilizations » . She tries to find out what was the lifestyles of her ancestors who lived on the continent before the deportation. In order to reconstruct history, she meets with resource persons who have researched and written reference books on Africa. In their company, she travels through time and space through spiritual, historical and scientific testimonies of what remains of the golden age of the continent.


BENITA JACQUES

Director Biography – Benita Jacques

At a very young age, Benita Jacques realised that she and theatre were born for each other. When she decided to make the stage her natural habitat, she understood that this habitat was a place of pleasure, artistic expression and also a way to share her state of mind. The trained actress who holds a DEC in Arts and Literature from Marie Victorin College and a Bachelor in dramatic arts from the University of Quebec in Montréal (UQAM), she continues to be active in various theatrica and film productions including: Storylive, L’Auberge du chien noir, 30 Vies, Rupture, Mémoires Vives, Gason Makoklen, l’Innocence, Une démocratie assassée. Having several arrows in her bow, she serves on the board of directors of the Alliance Socioculturelle et Aides Pédagogiques (ASAP), which has allowed her to be versatile and put on the shoes of an assistant director alongside her mentor Evins Valcin. This passionate about stage and theatre, with a background in arts and letters and drama, loves to share her skills and transmit her knowledge through teaching to all those who have received the call of the stage. The best way to excel in this field is to use her own platforms and set up her own productions from which she acts as director, scriptwriter, director and producer. Business woman and philanthropist, Benita Jacques is at the head of the companies: Zen Queen Media Production, JB Solutions Immobilières, Benita and Jetro Fondation as well as Impact des arts, which is involved in socio-cultural and educational productions aimed at democratising theatre and producing plays in which members of cultural communities can find themselves and make themselves known.

OFFICIAL SELECTION – EKO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL 2024

DATE OF EVENT APRIL 22 – 27 .2024

FEATURE FILMS

  1. EVOR Feature Film by Sitsofe Tsikor, Kalumbu Kapisa (Ghana) 1hr 49 mins: 44 seconds
  2. RETURNING HOME  Feature Film by Don Hoe (Malaysia) 1hr 41 mins: 42 seconds
  3. THE GLASS OF FRIENDSHIP  Feature Film by Naoufel BerraouI (Morocco) 1hr 04 mins: 04 seconds
  4. LUKAS Feature Film by Philippe Robert Jean Talavera (Namibia) 1hr 43 mins: 06 seconds
  5. SILVER LINING  Feature Film by Emmanuel Mwape (Zambia) 1hr 38 mins : 46 seconds
  6. WHITE BERRY Feature Film by Sia Hermanides (Netherlands) 1hr 29  mins : 11 seconds
  7. NGANU Feature Film by Kang Quintus (Cameroon) 1hr 42  mins : 07 seconds
  8. THE DRY FABLE  Feature Film by Zhengchao Xu (China) 1hr 24  mins : 43 seconds
  9. ALCOHOL Feature Film by Carlo Fusco (Italy) 1hr 20  mins
  10. THE RISING SUN Feature Film by Bakia Thomas (Nigeria) 1hr 52  mins  09 seconds
  11. COLD DISH Feature Film by Hollie Saint Edge (Nigeria) 1hr 23  mins  08 seconds
  12. FAITHLESS Feature Film by Jeffrey Amaechi Atuegwu (Nigeria) 58  mins  22 seconds
  13. IN THE COLD  Feature Film by Jeff MCcore, Emmanuel Jeff Okhuelegbe (Nigeria) 1hr 54  mins  50 seconds
  14. FACE TO FACE Feature Film by Robert Peters (Nigeria) 1hr 30  mins
  15. ROSWELL DELIRIUM  Feature Film by Richard Bakewell (United States) 1hr 50  mins 

SHORT FILMS

  1. JOURNEY OF NOWHERE Short Film by Eric Marie Afer (Burkina Faso) 23 mins: 35 seconds
  2. SPACE EYE Short Film by Kevin Mainenti (Croatia) 32 mins: 38 seconds
  3. OUR MALES AND FEMALES Short Film by Ahmad Alyaseer (Jordan) 11 mins
  4. BUILDING 62  Short Film by Hakim Zziwa (Uganda) 30  mins
  5. GOURA Short Film by Ismaëli Nzoba (Central African Republc) 20  mins : 01 second
  6. PENDIRA (ENG) Short Film by Mike williams De Djike Kan (France) 13  mins : 07 seconds
  7. U=ME  Short Film by Umesh Vinayak Kulkarni (India) 27  mins : 47 seconds
  8. A POEM FOR GISELLE, A POEM FOR A PEASANT Short Film by Diana Mora, Camilo Correa Costa (Germany) 8  mins : 42 seconds
  9. LUCINDA´S PANDORA Short Film by Sylvia Piechocki Gonzalez (Germany) 36 mins : 40 seconds
  10. TRACES Short Film by Eric Myers, Liam O’Sullivan (United Kingdom) 4 mins : 14 seconds
  11. ON YOUR OWN  Short Film by Daniel Omokhagbo Itegboje (United Kingdom) 40 mins :  40 seconds
  12. EGO Short Film by Daniel Modupe Fakorede (Nigeria) 9 mins :  54 seconds
  13. SA’ANA Short Film by Bola Mustapha Adebisi (Nigeria) 40 mins
  14. ECHOES OF WAR  Short Film by fisayo John ogunmodede (Nigeria) 7 mins 30 secs
  15. A HOME FOR CHRISTMAS Short Film by Kevin Ruiz  (USA ) 5 mins 26 secs
  16. FIRST REFUSAL Short Film by Courtney Sanello (USA ) 5 mins 26 secs
  17. SOMETHING I CAN TEACH Short Film by Natasha C. Smith (USA) 4 mins 04  secs
  18. WAHALA BE LIKE BICYCLE – DISASTER DATE Short Film by Imole Ladipo (USA ) 19 mins
  19. ONCE UPON A MURDER Short Film by Tumushimishe Yves (Rwanda ) 15 mins
  20. MUG  Short Film by Yegor Bugayenko (Ukraine ) 6 mins 34 secs
  21. CINDERS  Short Film by Oskar Luko (Spain ) 7 mins
  22. MENOPAUSE Short Film by Fernando Derpo-Ofrasio Dalayoan, Cindy Myskiw (Canada) 4mins
  23. THE EXECUTION  Short Film by Alex Ramírez Noreña (Mexico )  17 mins
  24. ASTERISK Short Film by Xavier Herrera (Spain )  15 mins

FEATURE DOCUMENTARY FILMS

  1. THE COLOR OF SLAVERY Feature Documentary Film by Patrick Baucelin (Martinique) 1hr 32 mins: 55 seconds
  2. WÄNDARI Feature Documentary Film by Daniel Lagares, Mariano Agudo (Peru) 1hr 06 mins:
  3. THE GREEN VEIN  Feature Documentary Film by Sara De Sousa Correia (Portugal) 1hr 30 mins:
  4. MENTAWAi – Souls of the Forest Feature Documentary Film by Joachim Peter (Indonesia) 1hr 15 mins:
  5. TO SEE THE SNOW LEOPARD Feature Documentary Film by Anna Ganshina (Russian Federation) 1hr 18 mins:
  6. AFRICA, CRADLE OF HUMANKIND AND MODERN CIVILISATIONS Feature Documentary Film by Benita Jacques (Canada) 1hr 48 mins: 47 seconds
  7. COLONIALISM AND YORUBA TRADITIONAL RELIGION: The Osun Deity Feature Documentary Film by Badewa Adeseye Ajibade (Nigeria) 1hr 16 mins: 11 seconds
  8. TRACE Tracing Rare African Canadian Extraordinaire Feature Documentary Film by Sonia Oduwa Aimiumu (Canada) 1hr  

SHORT DOCUMENTARY FILMS

  1. GEORGE OLE SANANGA Short Documentary Film by Bryan Ngugi (Kenya) 4 mins: 16 seconds
  2. ORMOILAA OGOL (The Strong One) Short Documentary Film by Shamit Patel (Kenya) 5 mins:: 02 seconds
  3. FINDING UBUNTU Short Documentary Film by Annette King, Ishmael Azeli  (Kenya) 22 mins
  4. Dr. Mark: PANGOLIN HERO Short Documentary Film by Garth Kingwill (Nigeria) 7 mins:: 52 seconds
  5. OUR AFRICAN HAIRITAGE Short Documentary Film by Adanna Madueke (Canada) 30 mins
  6. AKIM Animation Film by Yulia Khvan (Argentina)14 mins: 55 seconds
  7. MOTHER EARTH EDUCATORS  Animation Film by Endre Kvia (Australia) 22 mins: 17 seconds
  8. SIPPING WORDS Short Documentary Film by Ian Gituku Ngene (Kenya) 7 mins 5 secs

INDIGENOUS FILMS

  1. YAN- UWA Indigenous Film by Hollie Saint Edge (Nigeria) 1hr 24  mins  08 seconds
  2. IWO (VENOM) Indigenous Film by Muyiwa Ademola (Nigeria) 1hr 48  mins  02 seconds

ANIMATION FILMS

  1. DANCE  YOU ARE ALIVE Animation Film by Mythravarun Vepakomma (Ireland) 3 mins: 31 seconds
  2. 1 2 3 RED LIGHT, GREEN LIGHT Animation Film by Liangyu Chen (Taiwan) 5 mins: 07 seconds
  3. WHO IS GOD? Animation Film by Oscar Adan Lopez Parres (Mexico) 2 mins: 57 seconds
  4. THE GRAND BOOK Animation Film by Arjan Brentjes (Netherlands) 19 mins: 59 seconds
  5. ADA ANI (the awakening) Animation Film by Andrea R. Ciobanu (United Kingdom) 15 mins: 33 seconds
  6. HEKIMA YA USAWA Animation Film by Telly Gary Jeannot (Caneroon ) 1 mins: 47 seconds
  7. A TREE ONCE GREW HERE  Animation Film by Johnnie Semerad (USA ) 1 mins: 47 seconds
  8. THE BODY OF THE WORLD Animation Film by Simone Massi (Italy ) 4 mins

HAPPY SAINT PATRICK’S DAY

It’s Saint Patrick’s Day and
Everyone is Irish today
And we’ll have some fun along the way
 
Green shamrocks and a colourful rainbow
In the clear blue sky 
And the shiny pots of gold are in sight
And we’ll sing and dance
All through Saint Patrick’s night
 
From Nigeria to New York to
Old Wicklow town and on to Tokyo bay

 

With classical Irish
Music fills the air
And all the little leprechauns
Are dancing and jumping
Up in the air and the little children
Are having so much fun
 
And I love Saint Patrick’s Day and
I’m playing the fiddle on
This special Irish day and
The people are matching through the
Streets celebrating Saint Patrick’s Day
 
And the little children
Are running up and down
And chanting Saint Patrick
 
And we’ll drink guinness
And whiskey
All through the night
 
So may the love and luck
Of the Irish be
With you all today on this very
special and loving
And peaceful happy Saint Patrick’s Day.

David P Carroll.