The 3rd edition of African Smartphone International Film Festival. Themed; “The Future Is Here” which held from 6-8 December 2019 at Magnificent Cinemas in Lagos, Nigeria.
The festival received entries from over 60 countries and Screened some of the best films shot with smartphone by amazing filmmakers from Africa, Europe, Asia and America.
The event was well attended by filmmakers, film lovers, Industry stakeholders, entertainers and content acquisition companies and 2019 sponsors such as Trace and Filmdows Entertainment a fast-growing production and distribution company.
The festival delegates and audience enjoy exciting, educational and entertaining film programming and Masterclass on film Directing facilitated by Stanlee Ohikhuare film director and cinematographer and a workshop on Smartphone filmmaking facilitated by Oladipo O’Fresh and another on Film Post- Production Facilitated by Yemi Jolaso. an engaging and interactive panel discussion on Film business- from Production to Distribution hosted by Michael Osheku, the festival founder and director and on the panel were Judith Audu and Sunny Okonkwo. The film market was also well attended by filmmakers, exhibitor- Magnificent cinemas and distributor- Trace.
Award was presented to some of the outstanding films and the film critics company among award recipient won three award; Best Nigerian film, Best Production Design and Audience Choice Award.
Presenting the award the festival director and Founder Michael Osheku said these are the future right here, the main aim of the festival is to empower young talent who are interested in telling story via moving pictures and a platform like this was a able to change the narrative for aspiring filmmakers who now make film with their mobile phone such as the critics company who are deeply encouraged by the festival.
He said since inception the festival has successfully taken creative talents from the point of aspiration to the point of actualization of their dream and we are excited about this innovation in storytelling.
We are growing by the year and 2020 edition will be bigger and we will be curating films whose subject centers on environment, migration, survival of mankind and success stories.
The festival encourage organizations and institutions to partner with us for the 2020 edition. And can do so by contacting the management of the festival.
The festival is currently open for entries, to submit click on the button below
Smartphone Filmmaking is the future, Be part of the future.