FRANCOPHONIE FESTIVAL 2015 – Short Films in Competition at the Accra Francophone Film Festival, 20th – 28th March 2015

The Annual Accra Francophone Film Festival is a 10 day celebration of Ghanaian, African and International Film Makers from the French Speaking World. This film festival was created in 2013, as part of the Francophonie Festival which takes place every March across the globe.

The 3rd edition of this film festival will take place from 20th – 28th March, 2015 with films being screened at the National Film and Television Institute (NAFTI), the Executive Theatre at TV3, the School of Performing Arts at the University of Ghana, Legon, the Nubuke Foundation, Alliance Française (Accra), and Alliance Française (Kumasi).The Accra Francophone Film Festival is hosted by Institut Français du Ghana.

As part of the festival’s goals of fostering a strong film industry in Ghana, film makers in Ghana were invited to submit their films for a short film contest in the categories of fiction, animation and documentary. The following films have been shortlisted for competition, and the winner will be announced on the 28th of March at an event to be held at Alliance Française, Accra.

FICTION  
Director Film Title
Joseph AKWASI Ermm
Asantewaa PREMPEH A Sweet Song
Gene ADU #Guilty
Michael ARMOO Thorns
William Kodjo AGBETI Gaxorzorzor
Peter SEDUFIA After Party
Peter SEDUFIA The Traveller
Pascal AKA The Banku Chronicles
Fiona Worlanyo ANSAH Dear Valentine
ANIMATION
Bismack ARYEE Across The Bridge
Delanyo SABBLAH Okpo Hunter
Louis APPIAH Nazir Meets Ebola
Mark KWATENG Panga
Abel SALOMON Kasemor (Study)
Rachel ANKRAH H.O.P.E Animation
Francis BROWN Agorkoli Animation (Historical)
DOCUMENTARY
Samuel BOATENG Eti Koro ntu agyina (One Head does not take counsel)
Lawrence AGBETISSE Kadi (Lantern)
David A. MASTERWILLE Trying To Live
William KODJO AGBETI Komabu­Za
Emmanuel MENSAH AGYAPONG Waffle

The Cultural Attachée for Institut Français du Ghana at the French Embassy, Mrs Stéphanie Soléansky says, “I am delighted that for this 3rd edition of the Accra Francophone Film Festival we have had such a wide and diverse selection of films for the judges to choose from. This points to the growth in the Ghanaian film industry, and I am delighted that Institut Francais is in a position to showcase these burgeoning film makers.”

The winners of the short film competition will win a variety of prizes including tickets and accommodation to participate in internationally renowned film festivals. All the short films selected for competition will also be screened at the Accra Francophone Film Festival.

ABOUT INSTITUT FRANCAIS

Institut Français is the new French cultural agency responsible for promoting France’s external cultural actiivities, whether this is in the form of artistic exchanges or promoting the French language, knowledge and ideas. It is inclusive of a network of nearly 100 local offices or Institutes throughout the world.

Institut Français du Ghana, together with the network of Alliance Française in Ghana, develops and supports projects to promote French culture and foster Ghanaian contemporary artistic creation and artistic exchanges with French artists.  Its missions are also to help the professionalization of the different artistic sectors and to promote Ghanaian artists in France and in pan-African artistic events.

FRENCH EMBASSY / INSTITUT FRANÇAIS DU GHANA CONTACT:

STÉPHANIE SOLÉANSKY

stephanie.soleansky@diplomatie.gouv.fr / 0302 21 45 74 / 0245 715 194

PR CONTACT:

Nana Darkoa Sekyiamah/ Anguah Sarpong

accrafrancophonefilmfestival@gmail.com

 +233 26 188 619

+233 26 984 1864

 

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