Wednesday, 13 December 2017

African SmartPhone International Film Festival 2017 (ASIFF) holds 1st Edition

Micheal Osheku, Nigerian Filmmaker, Serial Entrepreneur and CEO, Oshmil House Company, the Founder and Creative Director of African SmartPhone International Film Festival, successfully held its maiden edition last weekend the 9th and 10th of December at Magnificent Cinemas, Lagos Nigeria. Where over 100 films were screened, masterclasses and an award ceremony.
Micheal says the Festival received a total of 1200 films from all over the world, he says the idea of the festival is to encourage professional, amateur, and aspiring filmmakers to share their stories shot on smartphones, tablets and PC's. All over the world, Smartphones, tablets and PC's are now considered one of the least expensive film equipment to be experimented by amateur and professional filmmakers and this style of filmmaking often requires minimum training and / filed experience to shoot, but its existence opens up a new way of making films with limitless potentials. As there premier smartphone film festival in Africa, ASIFF provides new emerging filmmakers an international platform to showcase ideas, talents and creativity irrespective of the budget or quality of the production.
It had a group of award winning filmmakers as its jury panel; Ehizojie Ojesebholo, Stanlee Ohikhuare, Judith Audu and Solomon Essang.
The Festival was made possible with partnership with Magnificent Cinemas, Lagos Nigeria, Realtime International Film Festival (RTF), Mightyjos Studio, Judith Audu Productions (JAP), Wefrica TV and Cerom Media.
Smartphone Filmmaking is the future. Be in touch with tomorrow. Keep telling your stories.
See you in ASIFF 2018!!!

Michael Osheku, Founder and Creative Director, ASIFF
  • Best Nigerian Film - Broken
  • Best African Film - Wafula
  • Best International Film - CE
  • Best Documentary - The Farthest Place in the World
  • Best Editing - Strike
  • Best Animation Film - Just Want Home
  • Best Sound Design - Mind the Phone
  • Best Original Sound - Just Want Home
  • Best Cinematography - Lost Dream
  • Best Comedy - Breath
  • Best Female Leading Role - Diamond Okoh - Arima
  • Best Male Leading Role - Carlos Fajardo Gonzalez de Leon - Batafobia
  • Best Producer - Giocchino D'Amico E Alessia Capuccini - CE
  • Best Director - Jung Wukha - Dance with me
  • Best Screenplay - Arima
  • Grand jury Price - CE
  • Audience Choice Award - Remu
  • Best Innovative Filmmaking - Eja Aro

1 comment:

  1. Thanks a million for promoting the film industry, more pOwer to your elbow... Respect