Press briefing on the Tuesday, 2nd August at the Coconut grove hotel

Below is the list of the Black Star International film festival Official Selection for 2016

GIDI BLUES - NIGERIA/ FICTION

GOLD COAST - GHANA/DENMARK/FICTION

DAGGERS OF LIFE - GHANA/FICTION

DAZZLING MIRAGE - NIGERIA/FICTION

TRAIN STATION - WORLD CINEMA/FICTION

NAKOM - GHANA /FICTION

AYANDA SOUTH - AFRICA /FICTION

MISSING GOD - NIGERIA/FICTION

B’ELLA - MALAWI/FICTION

VIP - GHANA /DOCUMENTARY

JOURNEY TO JOYCE - ZAMBIA/GERMANY - DOCUMENTARY

DON’T FLUSH YOUR FREEDOM - ROME/DOCUMENTARY

FLYING STARS - SIERRA LEONE /DOCUMENTARY

MAKOKO - NIGERIA/DOCUMENTARY

HEROES WITHOUT CAPES - UGANDA

ACTING AUDITION IRAN - DOCUMENTARY

MILES TO GO BEFORE I SLEEP - CONGO/FRANCE
DOCUMENTARY

THE TRUE STORY OF VINCENT LEGRAND - U.K. /DOCUMENTARY

THE RIDDLE - MORROCO

ITERUM - NIGERIA /FICTION

THREE WORDS - CZECH REPUBLIC /FICTION

FAMILY - NIGERIA /FICTION

A JOURNEY WITH STRANGE FRIENDS - GREECE/FICTION

CAN I SPEAK -TANZANIA /FICTION

I LOVE YOU DADDY - BULGARIA /FICTION

SECOND LOVE - KHAZARSTAN

SHOOTING STAR - BULGARIA/FICTION

THREE MINUTES WARNING - U.K.

THE PURPLE HOUSE -TUNISIA /FICTION

SMELL OF BREAD - U.A.E /FICTION

DANCE WITH ME- IRAN /FICTION

LOVE - TANZANIA

SVAL & BARD (10 RULES TO SURVIVE IN THE ARTIC)
- ITALY /ANIMATION

THE BIG HEADED BOY - PORTUGAL /ANIMATION

THE PERCULIAR CASE OF THE SPIDER - GHANA
/ANIMATION

THE MIGRANT -BRAZIL /ANIMATION

IMAGINE - ANIMATION

BSIFF launches 2016 event with a cocktail party at the Fiesta Royale hotel in Accra Ghana

BSIFF launches 2016 event with a cocktail party at the Fiesta Royale hotel in Accra Ghana

March Newsletter

Press release

BLACK STAR INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL LAUNCHED IN ACCRA

28th January, 2016. Accra, Ghana – The Black Star International Film Festival, a film forum, advocacy platform and a bridge between the local and international film industry with a focus on the business of film, has been officially launched at the Best Western Hotel in Accra. Present were the honorable deputy minister for Communications and the honorable deputy minister for Tourism, Arts & Culture, Mr. Dzifa Gomashie.

The launch was attended by key stakeholders from the Ghanaian and Nigerian movie industries, government agency, and development partners; and graced by many media organizations.

According to the Executive Director, Juliet Asante: ‘We believe that the images we see and the stories we tell, are important to who we are as a people. Through the Black Star International Film Festival, we are opening the door to stories that drive the narrative of Africa and for African film makers to share their experiences with an international audience while allowing international film makers to share in the rich culture of Africa. Ghana is poised to welcome filmmakers from around the globe annually to celebrate the Art of Filmmaking.’

Femi Odugbemi an award-winning Filmmaker, Writer, Producer and a respected voice in the Nigerian movie industry and an Executive Director of the popular I-Represent International Documentary Film Festival Lagos, expressed admiration for the initiative and pledged his support to the success of the Festival.

In a meeting with executives of BSIFF, the Deputy Minister for Tourism, Hon. Dzifa Gomashie noted: ‘This is a timely platform being created to help take our movie industry to the next level. I encourage all stakeholders to make the initiative a resounding success. The need for intellectual discuss around the opportunity the festival offers cannot be over emphasized and I am very happy that this initiative is taking off. You can count on the support of my ministry to move this forward’.

The BSIFF’s overarching theme is ‘face forward’ and the goal this year is to highlight the importance of film as a cultural diplomacy tool, as a global connector, as a trade enabler and as an employment creator.

The Festival will take place in August. Submissions open in March. The international festival will welcome movies in different categories from across Africa and the world.

About the Black Star Film International Festival

The Black Star International Film Festival (BSIFF), is set up to research global industry policies, to mobilize and sensitize stakeholders and to identify partners to advocate for Industry friendly policies. The annual festival that brings together filmmakers from all over the world, will screen and celebrate films and their makers, it will work at helping to close the gaps through that the industry faces, through workshops, stakeholder engagements and advocacy. With the driving theme: ‘face forward’, the festival will advocate a progressive film policy locally, encourage the industry to proactively engage globally and bring together the elements and stakeholders to make this happen. The Festival will take place in August, 2016.

Media Contact

Project Manager, Eldee Sefadzi….. 0244539394

Upcoming Activities

* Financial training - 02/02/16

 

 

NEWS

Amedia launch takes place in Ghana

Amedia launch takes place in Ghana

Media launch of BSIFF takes place in Accra. In attendance were the honorable deputy minister of Tourism, Arts and Culture, the honorable deputy minister for Communications, Industry players, stakeholders and other interested parties

Advocacy training - 20/01/16

Officers at the training

Officers at the training

The organization welcomes the support of Busac in its advocacy work 07/01/16

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Executive Director meets with the Deputy Minister of Tourism, Culture and the Arts to discuss general film policy and ways forward 14/01/16


Industry events

The Head of Nafti, Prof. Abraham and the Executive Director, Juliet Asante

The Head of Nafti, Prof. Abraham and the Executive Director, Juliet Asante

- Executive Director speaks at the National Film and Television Institute (NAFTI)  about the business of film

The Dean of Nafti and the Executive Director

The Dean of Nafti and the Executive Director

- Executive Director meets members of the Ghana Film Producers assoc. in Kumasi - The agenda focuses on driving business in the Industry, distribution opportunities and best practices

- BlackStar international film festival takes part in MTN/industry interactions- the opportunity for distribution on the MTN platform

The BlackStar welcomes the support of the African Diaspora Nation