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Wednesday, February 26 • 11:15am - 1:00pm
NXTFILMS SHORTS PROGRAM 1: AFRICAN ANIMATION

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A screening of African Animation short films from Nigeria, Cameroon and Uganda with a view to enlightening the audience about the work of filmmakers of this genre, the progress made and what the future holds.

Shorts Program will be followed by a Director’s Roundtable and Q+A with Adebimpe Adebambo, Brian Wilson, Roye Okupe, Raymond Malinga and Yvan Dassie .

Film Title: Tejumade
Director: Adebimpe Adebambo
Country: Nigeria
Year: 2017
Runtime: 19 minutes, 2 seconds

Synopsis:
Apata is a beautiful and peaceful kingdom but this ethereal set up is threatened by the circumstances of the birth of princess
Tejumade—a gift to the royal family through the magical powers of the great Iroko tree and its emissary; Baba Ogbon.
She must journey to the dreaded forest to obtain the last gold leaf from great Iroko tree otherwise, Apata will be destroyed forever.
Ika, the evil water spirit stands between her and the safety of her kingdom.

Film Title: Malika
Director: Roye Okupe
Country: Nigeria/ USA
Year: 2019
Runtime: 15 minutes

Synopsis:
Set in fifteenth-century West Africa, Malika: Warrior Queen follows the exploits of Queen and military commander, Malika, who struggles to keep the peace in her ever-expanding empire. After years of civil war, Malika was able to unite all of Azzaz, expanding it into one of the largest empires in all of West Africa.

Film Title: Water Wahala
Director: Brian Wilson
Country: Nigeria
Year: 2017
Runtime: 1 minute, 39 seconds

Synopsis:
Two young girls who go to fetch water at a tap and fight over who will get to fetch water first.

Film Title: New Africa La Demo
Director: Yvan Dassie
Country: Cameroon
Year: 2019
Runtime: 4 minutes, 11 seconds

Synopsis:
KAEYTA, a young Cameroonian passionate about music leaves the house after repeatedly leaving her demo under the door of a music producer JAHED.

Film Title: A Kalabanda Ate My Homework
Director: Raymond Malinga
Country: Uganda
Year: 2017
Runtime: 6 minutes, 25 seconds

Synopsis:
A Kalabanda is a mythical creature that is said to haunt schools in Uganda. Tendo, a pupil shows up to class one day without homework -claiming that a "Kalabanda" ate it.
Who'd believe such a lame excuse? No-one! How will Tendo prove his story? The story brings a Ugandan twist to the popular excuse "a dog ate my homework".

Speakers
avatar for Tunde Oluwa

Tunde Oluwa

Creative Director, BlackIce Animation studioz
TUNDE OLUWA is the Creative Director of BLACKICE ANIMATION STUDIOZ Lagos, Nigeria.A graduate of Architecture and a self-taught 3D Animator. With over a decade of experience in architectural presentation and visualization, 3D character modeling and rigging, creation of virtual movie... Read More →
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BRIAN WILSON

Cofounder, Zero Gravity Studios
Brian is co-founder of Zero Gravity Studios, a Lagos-based digital creative agency speacializing in telling compelling brand stories through design, animation, video & digital technologies.Prior to co-founding Zero Gravity Studios, he worked with GTBank as a digital marketing consultant... Read More →
avatar for Adebimpe Adebambo

Adebimpe Adebambo

Founder/ Creative Director, Adebimpe Adebambo Productions
Adebimpe is a visual artist, fashion and costume designer, blogger and filmmaker. She is the founder and creative director of Adebimpe Adebambo Productions and is very passionate about African cinema and animation which she promotes and supports. Adebimpe is also the first Artistic... Read More →


Wednesday February 26, 2020 11:15am - 1:00pm WAT
AfricaNXT Filmhouse
  Roundtable