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AFRIFF 2016 Organizers call for entries

The 6th Africa International Film Festival will kick off on November 13, 2016.

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Lala Akindoju, Rita Dominic, Funke Aofiyebi at AFRIFF 2015 play

Lala Akindoju, Rita Dominic, Funke Aofiyebi at AFRIFF 2015

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The Africa International Film Festival (AFRIFF), a platform that recognizes and rewards excellence in the industry, will hold its 6th edition between the November 13 and November 19, 2016 in Nigeria.
 

OC Ukeje and Wife at AFRIFF 2015 play

OC Ukeje and Wife at AFRIFF 2015

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Organizers of the film festival have called for entries, with July 24 set as the submission deadline.

Eligible films must have been produced after January 1, 2015 and preference will be given to films which are yet to be screened globally or in Africa. Categories for entry include Feature, Short, Documentary and Animation with monetary award prizes.

The fifth edition of the Film Festival kicked off with a star studded opening nighton Sunday, November 8, 2015, at the Genesis Deluxe Cinemas, The Palms Shopping Mall, Lekki, Lagos, with the premiere of the movie "Mediterranea," a film by Jonas Carpignano.

It closed on Friday 13, 2014, with Genevieve Nnaji's much anticipated movie "Road to Yesterday."

OC Ukeje and Uru Eke at AFRIFF night party - Day 4 play

OC Ukeje and Uru Eke at AFRIFF night party - Day 4

 

The awards and closing gala night of the 2015 edition of the film festival held at Eko Atlantic on Saturday, November 14, 2015.

The first edition of the film festival took place in 2010, in Port Harcourt. The 2011 edition held in Lagos, while the 2013 and 2014 edition held in Calabar.

Watch founder of AFRIFF discuss festival below.

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