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Lights Camera Africa Filmmaker Consultation Nadia Denton Consultation

2019 Consultation with Nadia Denton

Announcing an opportunity for filmmakers to seek one-on-one advice with a film industry specialist, Nadia Denton

Lights Camera Africa Filmmaker Consultation Nadia Denton

Nadia has worked in the film industry for 15 years primarily as a Curator and Author. She specializes in Nigerian Cinema and coined the term BEYOND NOLLYWOOD to refer to art house, experimental, animation, documentary, shorts and music videos from Nigeria and its diaspora. She has presented BEYOND NOLLYWOOD at Berlinale Africa Hub (2019), the British Film Institute (2014, 2016), International Film Festival of Rotterdam (2018) and ENCOUNTERS Film Festival (2018).

She has curated programmes at leading film venues including the British Film Institute, Institute of Contemporary Arts and Rich Mix. She has written two books which include The Black British Filmmakers Guide to Success (2011) and The Nigerian Filmmaker’s Guide to Success: Beyond Nollywood (2014).

In 2017, Nadia co-produced SHOOTING IT LIKE A WOMAN a BBC World Service radio documentary about women in the Nigerian film industry. She was also the Lead curator for the British Council UK/Nigeria Film Connections Programme (2017/2018). She’s critiqued the work of notable World Cinema luminaries Ousmane Sembene and Jafar Panahi on BBC Radio 4. She has additionally acted as a judge for the BBC Arabic Film Festival (2019) and worked closely with the June Givanni Pan-African Cinema Archive (2018/2019). Most recently she has acted as an academic supervisor with London Film School.

Nadia studied Modern History at St. Hilda’s College, Oxford and is a member of BAFTA. Other interests include art history – she is an official African Heritage Tour Guide for the Victoria & Albert Museum.

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