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Amazon’s Original “Nanny” Set To Open Affrif 2022 + Full Line Up Program Unveiled

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This 2022 Affrif opening night film goes to “Nanny”

The title, an Amazon studios Original is a modern-day re-invention of horror and emotionally haunting evocative, culturally relevant and cinematic feature which will screen on November 6, 2022, at 4.30 PM at Filmhouse Landmark Centre.

Nanny selected as Affrif 2022 opening film - Amazon’s Original “Nanny” Set To Open Affrif 2022 + Full Line Up Program Unveiled

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The Africa International Film Festival (AFRIFF) is an international film showcase in Nigeria’s biggest city, Lagos. It presents a complete immersion into the world of filmmaking with participation from all over Africa and the Diaspora.

Founded in 2010 by Ms Chioma Ude, an ardent film lover and entrepreneur, the festival is positioned to be the biggest annual appointment for African filmmakers in the region, celebrating the best African films and stories.

The festival is to be held between the 6th and 12th of November 2022.

The founder and festival director, Chioma Ude announced “indigenous for global” as the theme for 2022.

“filmmaking has evolved rapidly in Africa over the last two decades and this year’s edition is designed to influence global perspectives of African films and story-telling.

We intend to continue to empower our storytellers to explore ideologies and techniques that appeal to a larger global audience”.
Furthermore, she explained that the keynote conversations for the 11th edition feature high-profile speakers and facilitators from all over the world.

As part of the foremost activities at this year’s Festival, Chioma Ude announced continuing with prime video and amazon stories while introducing “Nanny” as the opening night film of this year’s festival.

Nanny is a psychological horror film, the first of its kind to be showcased on the opening night. It was written and directed by Nikyatu Jusu and produced by Nikkia Mouitene and Daniela Taplin.

The past five years featured;

2016

Titles: Birth of a nation, ’76
Directors: Nate Parker, Izu Ojukwu
Genre: Drama

2017
Title: I am not a witch
Director: Kungano Nyoni
Genre: Drama

2018
Title: Sew the winter to my skin
Director: Jahmil Quebeka
Genre: Drama, Adventure

2019
Title: For Sama
Director: Waad Al-Kataeb
Genre: Drama

2021
Title: Encounter
Director: Michael Pearce
Genre: Sci-fi thriller

2022
Title: Nanny
Dircetor: Nikyatu Jusu
Genre: Horror

Masterclass Sessions

Ryan Coogler, Nikyatu Jusu Confirmed For 2022 Affrif Panel Session

Fireside Chat at Affrif 2022

Scheduled chat from November 7, 2022

  • Wakanda Forever: The  Journey

  • Breaking the Boundaries of Global Storytelling

  • The African Storytelling perspective

  • The Concept of Costuming for Films

  • Music Curation for Film

Panel Session at Affrif 2022

Scheduled Panels from November 7, 2022

  • The Making of Nollywood Blockbuster

  • The Making of a Hollywood Blockbuster

  • Music in Films

  • Film Financing: Equity Investors In Conversation with Filmmakers

  • Story Telling: Indigenous for Global | The African Narrative

  • Understanding Representation: Agency vs Management

  • Understanding Content Profit Maximization (NFT etc)

  • Building stronger bridges: The Imperatives of forging a common front

  • Film Presentation: How to pitch your Film

  • How to start your Animation Journey

  • The Jewel Within: Showmax in Conversation with Africa

  • How Sound Scoring enhances storytelling

Affrif 2022 - Amazon’s Original “Nanny” Set To Open Affrif 2022 + Full Line Up Program Unveiled

In Summary

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