The second edition of the African Smartphone International film festivals will hold from the 21th-23rd of December 2018. Venue: Pathfield Mall, 4th Avenue Gwarimpa Abuja Theme: Shut Up and Show Your Reel.
Time: 9am-7pm Daily.
The annual African Smartphone International Film Festival (ASIFF) is Africa’s first ever and most prestigious Smartphone film festival, the inaugural edition was held in the city of Lagos in the winter of December 9-10 2017 at the Magnificent Cinemas, Palm Groove, Lagos with Filmmakers such from Nigeria and the international community in attendance.
The geography of film entries for the festival goes beyond Nigeria, it includes all African Countries and the Diaspora. We want to showcase and promote the rich diversity of film making traditions i.e. filmmaking via the usage of mobile devices and the impact it can create in the society.
Talking about the event the festival Director / CEO Michael Osheku an international film curator said, the festival is aimed at changing the way people experience content made with mobile devices. The festival will screens short films, Documentaries, animations, music videos shot using mobile devices such as smartphones, Tablets and PCs. Thereby encouraging professional, amateur, and aspiring filmmakers to share their stories to the world using inexpensive, high quality technological creations that are at their fingertips.
It is an endeavor to successfully take aspiring filmmakers from the stage of aspiration to the stage of actualization of their dreams without having barriers such as inability to access adequate funding, expensive cameras, etc. It’s also aimed at aiding professional and amateur filmmakers in diversifying to using smartphones to shoot films.
The festival, is equally aiming to attract a wider and more diverse filmmaking audience both in the country and internationally, while at the same time bringing together industry representatives, film societies, upcoming and established filmmakers as well as technical experts.
We strongly believe smartphone filmmaking is the future. Be part of the future.