The Life House, Lagos through its Film programme and in partnership with The African Film Festival, Inc (AFF) are proud to host the 2nd Lights, Camera, Africa!!! Film Festival in September 2012.
Our inaugural festival in 2011 brought to Nigeria some of the most exciting and original pieces of African cinema from within the continent and the Diaspora that explored independence through an African lens.
This year, Lights, Camera, Africa!!! Film Festival 2012 is scheduled to hold over the Independence Day holidays from Friday, 28 September to Monday, 1 October with the theme, ‘Shine your Eye’.
Against a background of political movements, seismic and even incremental shifts across the African continent in the past year, we have witnessed a spreading spirit of community mobilisation, with the growth of ‘Occupy’ movements each one emboldening the ones that come after it. This growing sense of urgency has fuelled the courage of ordinary citizens to actively participate in the change that proves to be inevitable. Shine Your Eye – a Nigerian pidgin English phrase means to encourage awareness — embodies the resolve of the active citizen asking questions, seeking answers and possessing their space.
This year, LCA2012 once again brings you the very best of the brightest ideas in African cinema and includes a special prize for Festival Favourite.
We are also pleased to showcase the work of local filmmakers in Nigeria who responded to a call for entries to the Festival.
For almost twenty years, AFF has bridged the divide between post-colonial Africa and the American public through the medium of film. AFF’s unique place in the international arts community is distinguished not only by leadership in festival management but a comprehensive approach to the advocacy of African film and culture.
The Life House, through its film programme curated by our resident Reel Life Film Club aims to support the work of the AFF in ensuring that stories by African filmmakers are also enjoyed by an African audience. These audiences don’t often have the opportunity to view quality African films that portray their lives in multi-dimensional ways.
The Lights, Camera, AFRICA!!! Film Festival aims to stimulate discourse on issues and experiences that are rooted in the African experience. In this way, African stories will also be consumed by those who live them.
For information contact:
The Life House Lagos
Tel: +234 703 403 0683, +234 703 417 0400