Nollywood Stars: Desmond Elliot and Kate Henshaw join global cast on AFRIFF 2023 Jury.
Desmond Elliot and Kate Henshaw, two Nollywood actresses, have joined the AFRIFF 2023 jury.
The 12th edition of The Africa International Film Festival (AFRIFF), which is highly awaited, has announced Kate Henshaw and Desmond Elliot, two. Nollywood actors, as judge members.
However the Chief of PR & Media, Latasha Ngwube, signed a statement announcing this.
From November 5 to November 11, 2023, the event is planned to take place at Lagos, Nigeria’s Landmark Center Victoria Island.
14 worldwide awards will be given out by the international jury to the best films.
During its call for submissions, they received over 2,000 videos from over 100 nations on five continents.
It is currently in charge of announcing their selection of AFRIFF Global Awards finalists after having chosen more than 100 films.
“Orah,” a criminal thriller, is the film that will be shown on opening night.
However the film “Orah,” which was made by well-known Nigerian-Canadian director Lonzo Nzekwe, is a daring decision that goes hand in hand with the festival’s current subject. “Indigenous 2.0 Global.”
The film, which was filmed in late 2022 in Canada and Nigeria, gave the festival a very global flavor.
An impressive group of professionals and industry leaders comprise the AFRIFF 2023 jury. It features Emmy-nominated Nigerian-British. Writer-producer Abby Ajayi and Stephen “Dr.” Love, the producer of “They Cloned Tyrone,” one of Netflix’s most-watched movies. Of the year.
Renowned individuals such as award-winning writer Tsitsi Dangarembga, Nigerian cinema producer Greg Otudayo, and Lebanese-French actress and director. Wafa’a Céline Halawi are also on the jury.
The other members of the jury are the renowned Hollywood producer Nicholas Weinstock; the Nollywood actress Kate Henshaw; the multifaceted actor, filmmaker, and politician. Desmond Elliott; Braun Wasserman, an entertainment and technology expert from Dentsu; and Ranada Shepard, a. Cuban-American film producer.
14 Global Awards will be given out by the international jury throughout the festival to recognize outstanding accomplishments in visual storytelling.
Since its founding, Chioma Ude’s AFRIFF has provided a vibrant stage for African and diaspora film and filmmakers. It’s more than just a movie festival; it’s a hub for creative exchange, business partnerships, and production opportunities.
AFRIFF takes great pleasure in its commitment to elevating the African film industry’s profile worldwide and giving professionals. A platform to present their work to an international audience.
Following the success of the 2022 edition, which started the festival with Disney’s Black Panther: Wakanda Forever and Amazon’s Nanny, which won the. Sundance Grand Jury Prize, this year’s edition is expected to be particularly noteworthy.
In earlier AFRIFF editions, attendees included the African Union, Canal Plus, Afreximbank, Showmax, Mediawan, DStv, Disney, Paramount, Amazon, and a plethora of. International industry players.