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
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
THE MIGRANT -BRAZIL /ANIMATION
IMAGINE - ANIMATION
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.
Project Manager, Eldee Sefadzi….. 0244539394
* Financial training - 02/02/16
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
The organization welcomes the support of Busac in its advocacy work 07/01/16
Executive Director meets with the Deputy Minister of Tourism, Culture and the Arts to discuss general film policy and ways forward 14/01/16
- Executive Director speaks at the National Film and Television Institute (NAFTI) about the business of film
- 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