THEME: CONTEXTUALIZING AFRICAN INDIGENOUS LANGUAGES’ FILMS: THE PAST, THE PRESENT AND THE FUTURE.
Wow! The premiere edition of the Kano Indigenous Languages of Africa Film Market and Festival (KILAF) has come and gone. But the fond memories linger on for all those who participated. The new festival is poised to celebrate and promote films of African indigenous languages. It would foster the growth and development of the African media and entertainment landscape within an African context; and being primarily driven by Africans. Most importantly, it is hinged on the philosophy of ‘Africa First.’ Consequently, the festival intends to promote, celebrate, reward and market African content within the global entertainment ecosystem.
The testimonies of attendees, hereby aptly captured, provide a vintage view of the maiden occasion:
Abdulkareem Mohammed (The Founder/Team Member)
“It is a remarkable beginning for a journey that holds great promise for media and entertainment growth and development in Africa. We were really encouraged by the success of the event and will strive to make KILAF flourish and serve the interests of the film ecosystem from an African perspective.”
The event was held at the prestigious hotels of Bristol Palace and Babale Suites in the ancient city of Kano from the 13th to 17th of November, 2018. It featured competition on African Indigenous languages’ films while rewarding their excellence and professionalism; their screenings and marketing exhibitions; as well as a workshop with the theme – CONTEXTUALIZING AFRICAN LANGUAGE FILMS: THE PAST, THE PRESENT AND THE FUTURE. The lead paper, of the same title, was presented by an erudite scholar and the Vice Chancellor, National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN), Professor Abdallah Uba Adamu. All the papers presented are now being edited for publishing before the ’19 KILAF event. The premier edition attracted about 500 filmmaking stakeholders from across Nigeria and the Republic of Chad.
The only way you can know about whether your film is eligible for this contest is when your movie has been assessed by the Preview Team of the festival you will be notified accordingly..
The major stakeholders of this festival are African indigenous language filmmakers, exhibitors, distributors, academics, broadcasters, public and private sector..
You can register by visiting entry submission link on the menu bar; Click the link below the description and submit your movie via film free way..