Every year, for the past eight years, the Lights Camera Africa!!! film festival has gathered the cream of Lagos’ discerning cultural consumers on a three-day film binge. And in those years they have been exposed to , critically acclaimed and genre-bending films like Green White Green, Kasala, The Delivery boy, Café of Dreams, Baby Mamas, Confusion na Wa, B for Boy, Finding Fela, Sobukwe, The Amazing Nina Simone, La Piroque, An Opera of the world, Timbuktu, White Wedding, The Steward Hall Project etc.
2019 will not be different as the Lights Camera Africa!!! Film Festival returns for its 9th iteration. The festival will hold at the MUSON center from September 27th to 29th with over 10 films for our viewing pleasure.
We bring you 6 good reasons why you must not miss this year’s LCA 2019
- There will be lots of really cool, smart and culturally aware people offering you an immersive networking opportunity over 3 days.
- You will catch the award-winning VR film, Daughters of Chibok by the immensely talented Kachi Benson who won in the best virtual reality story category at the 76th Venice International Film Festival this September. The film tells the story of the April 2014 abduction of 276 female students from Government Secondary School, Chibok in Borno State, Nigeria. 107 of them were eventually released following government negotiations with the terrorists, but 112 remain missing.
- Watch Ogbu-Oja Eze, veteran photographer, and filmmaker, Tam Fiofori’s poignant and nuanced take on the dying art of the Igbo flautist, Ogbu Oja-Eze.
- Walk the streets of Lagos in the shoes of the Area Boys, grizzled and wizened hard-living denizens of Lagos’ streets captured in all their glory in Tolulope Itegboje’s Awon Boyz described by thelagosreview.ng as a film which “does not exploit their situation for cheap gain and neither does he judge. His directorial approach is to observe and present leaving the viewers to make their own value judgments.”
- There will be a surprise performance by a critically acclaimed jazz and afrobeat musician whose album released almost 20 years ago, remains a classic of the genre. Who? Attend and find out.
- Abba Makama who delighted festival audiences in 2016 with his genre-bending “Green White Green” which Toni Kan described as “a rambling hot Mess of pure genius” returns with his critically acclaimed “The Lost Okoroshi” which has gained a feature in the Hollywood Reporter where the film has been described as “semi-comic tale of spiritual possession. Set in Lagos, it imagines the man transforming into a spirit…” Don’t miss this one.
Article by Toni Kan