The management of Accra Indie Filmfest (AiF) held a press conference on 18th March to launch the 4th edition of the festival. The 4th edition of the annual international short film festival is slated for 2nd to 6th August, 2022. The much-anticipated short film festival solidified its relevance as one of the biggest film festivals in the world with its maiden edition in 2019, the sophomore edition, Virtual Access Edition in 2020 and a hybrid edition in 2021. AiF has gradually registered itself as one of the highly competitive and innovative international film festivals on the African continent.
The 5-day event would consist of exhibitions, film screenings, masterclasses, industry conversations, an award ceremony and so much more to experience.
As part of the festival comes AiF FilmArt 2022, a flagship film incubation program for young and emerging filmmakers in partnership with a UK-based production company, Mediathirsty Production and supported by the British Council. This is to give underrepresented emerging screenwriters in the UK for an opportunity to collaborate with young filmmaking teams in Ghana. This program is designed to foster cultural and experiential exchanges between Ghana and the UK and to birth new narratives
The 4th edition of AiF will be the first time it has resumed as a full in-person festival after the emergence of the global pandemic Covid 19 in 2020. There will still be some virtual elements to help widen the audience scope for the festival. Working under the theme “Expand Your Creative Horizon” the festival has already closed submissions and have received over 700 short films from 98 countries waiting for official selections to be announced in couple of weeks.
Accra Indie Filmfest is a not-for-profit organization established as a hub for the emerging and independent filmmakers searching for their voices in storytelling. As part of the new phase of the Ghana film industry, there is the essential need to contribute to the solution by tackling the problem from its core foundation.
We are super proud to continuously stay in our core mandate of addressing some of the major challenges faced by young and independent filmmakers all around the world which is the lack of conducive atmosphere for short film productions and exhibitions. Being able to organize the festival in 2020 and 2021, a year that the whole world was thrown into a state of total disarray, has so far been one of our greatest achievements and a humbling learning experience. This offers us enough energy to curate this year’s edition of the festival to meet the current global need of film experience.
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