Nigerian-Scottish Film Odyssey hits Glasgow as part of the tenth edition of Africa in Motion Film Festival

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Africa in Motion is Scotland’s major annual celebration of African cinema, and is delighted to return this year to celebrate ten years of bringing you inspiring, thought-provoking and creative cinema from the African continent. During this year’s programme they will be hosting a Nigerian-Scottish Film Odyssey as part of UK/NG: UK - Nigeria Season 2015/2016, supported by the British Council.
 
The Nigerian-Scottish Film Odyssey will explore the similarities and differences between independent filmmaking in both countries, looking at funding opportunities, production, distribution and storytelling practices.

Glamourous, red carpet premieres will showcase the latest films from two of the brightest young Nollywood filmmakers, C.J. Obasi who will present his zombie horror film, Ojuju, and Stephanie Linus, with her new film Dry. During their time in Scotland these filmmakers will also have the opportunity to meet and engage with young filmmakers from Scotland and key industry stakeholders in discussions around the state of independent filmmaking, including production, funding and distribution. These discussions will then feed into an industry day held at the Lighthouse, Glasgow, where leading professionals from both industries will engage on storytelling practices, audience development and production.

Audiences can get involved in the discussions and share their views in the lead-up to the industry day in a ‘Tweet-a-long’ using the designated hashtag #NollywoodOdyssey. As part of the project Africa in Motion are working with the African Movie Channel, a TV platform with a focus on Nollywood cinema, to broadcast the industry day in over 14 countries in Africa and Europe in late November.

Nigerian-Scottish Film Odyssey: Industry Day, Orange Box Gallery, The Lighthouse, Mitchell Lane, Glasgow, Thurs 29 Oct, 2.30pm-5.30pm, for more information see here:

Red carpet premiere screenings of Ojuju and Dry in the Mercer and Langley suites at the Corinthian Club, Ingram Street, Glasgow, Sun 1 Nov, 5pm-11pm, for more information see here: