Ibadan International Film Festival (IIFF): Embrace The ‘Think Local, Shoot Global’ Theme For Its Second Edition In 2023

Get ready for an exhilarating cinematic experience as the Ibadan International Film Festival proudly unveils its second edition, scheduled to enthral audiences from September 21st to September 23rd, 2023, at the BUNKer, situated in Ibadan – the second largest city in Africa.

This year’s festival is brimming with excitement, embracing the captivating theme “Think Local, Shoot Global,” which exalts the abundant diversity of local tales while embracing the universal language of cinema.

We are excited to extend a warm invitation to filmmakers, executives, actors, marketers, students, and film lovers from across the globe to join us in this exceptional cinematic celebration. “Think Local, Shoot Global” reflects our dedication to spotlighting the distinctive cultural narratives from various regions while recognizing the influential ability of film to transcend boundaries and unite audiences worldwide.

The Ibadan Film Festival Is a Three-Day Event Showcasing Different Short and Featured Films across the globe. Filmmakers submit their works from various regions, and these films will be thoughtfully reviewed and discussed by Directors, Distributors, Actors, Movie Producers, And The Participating Audience.

The Ibadan International Film Festival is a prestigious cinematic event committed to elevating the art of cinema and nurturing cultural exchange. Since its inception in 2022, the festival has offered filmmakers an esteemed platform to exhibit their creations to a global audience, while also providing invaluable opportunities for learning and networking.

Embracing diverse storytelling and creative expression, the Ibadan International Film Festival has evolved into a thriving hub that attracts cinephile and industry professionals alike.

Highlights of the Ibadan International Film Festival 2023 include:

Global Perspectives in Local Stories: Filmmakers are encouraged to explore their communities, drawing inspiration from local customs, traditions, and experiences. Our goal is to present authentic local stories on the global platform, fostering cross-cultural understanding and appreciation.

Bridging Borders through Film making: This year’s festival seeks to break down barriers and build bridges between cultures. By embracing the universal language of cinema, filmmakers have the opportunity to create narratives that resonate with audiences worldwide, fostering a sense of shared humanity.

Spotlight on Indigenous Voices: As part of the “Think Local, Shoot Global” theme, we are dedicated to amplifying the voices of Indigenous filmmakers and shedding light on their unique perspectives and narratives. Their stories enrich the fabric of global cinema and deserve to be heard and celebrated.

Diversity in Film making: Ibadan International Film Festival has always been committed to promoting diversity and inclusivity in film making. This year, we eagerly anticipate a vibrant array of films representing various genres, languages, and cultural backgrounds.

Workshops and Masterclasses: The festival will feature educational workshops and masterclasses led by industry experts, providing filmmakers with invaluable insights and skills to further enhance their craft.

Sustainable Film making: In line with our commitment to sustainability, Ibadan International Film Festival will explore ways filmmakers can contribute to a more environmentally c威而鋼 onscious film industry. The festival aims to inspire eco-friendly practices without compromising creativity.

Be a part of this remarkable celebration of cinematic storytelling and cultural exchange. Together, as we think local and shoot global, we have the power to create an impact that reaches far beyond the silver screen.

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Femi Davies Alagbala

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Ibadan International Film Festival


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