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48Hours Film Challenge AFRIFF Trainee wins in Nigeria

Xavier Ogheneovo Ighorodje, has won the 48hour Film Challenge in Nigeria with the movie "The truth about B.A.E."

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Xavier at the AFRIFF scriptwriting class play

Xavier at the AFRIFF scriptwriting class

An alumnus of the just concluded AFRIFF Scriptwriting Class 2015 Xavier Ogheneovo Ighorodje, has won the 48hour Film Challenge in Nigeria.

A chemical engineer turned writer, Xavier directed and wrote the winning movie titled 'The truth about B.A.E', a psychological drama about a girl who had a unique way of projecting her grief on her closest companions in order to deal with them.

play Behind the scenes of "Truth About B.A.E


"I had heard about the 48hr film challenge Lagos but I didn't think it was authentic until I got into the AFRIFF trainee program (Screenwriting) and during one of their sessions on documentary, the conveyor of the project (Mr. Ike Nnaebue) came to talk to us.

Asides the fact that this validated the authenticity of the competition, a huge chunk of the talents featured on the project were AFRIFF 2015 trainee actresses I had met one way or the other during the duration of the just concluded festival. Needless to say, without the safe haven created by AFRIFF for upcoming community of creatives to meet and interact and consequently collaborate, this project wouldn't have been possible.”  Xavier said.

play The Truth about B.A.E

The 48 Hour Film Challenge inspired by Mark Ruppert and Liz Langston, sponsored by Movie Magic Screenwriter Version 6and Pond 5 was brought to Nigeria by Ike Nnaebue, a prominent Nigerian filmmaker during The Africa International Film Festival.

It is a contest in which teams of filmmakers are required to make a movie - write, shoot, and edit - in just 48 hours.

Winners from various countries would have their screened at Filmapalooza- a filmmaking Olympic village, as they compete for the international title of Best Film.

Xavier's film won the awards for best writing, best actress, best directing and best film.

‘The truth about B.A.E’ is representing Nigeria at the filmapalooza film festival in Atlanta where other film challenge winners from around the world would gather.

The film would be screened at this year’s Cannes Film Festival, France.

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