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The Second Edition Of TAFM Opens Up Entry For African Films

In March 2022, the festival began to highlight daring storytellers.

The Annual Film Mischief festival’s second edition, scheduled for 2023, has been confirmed by its organizers.

The festival’s 2023 edition, with the theme “ShootTheCulture,” will continue its mission to bring passionate short film fans and creators from all over Africa to the city of Lagos, Nigeria.Similar to the inaugural festival, which primarily featured films of Nigerian descent, this one will also feature films from across Africa.

Chukwu Martin, founder of TAFM confirmed the festival’s new edition in a statement. “In March 2022, we launched The Annual Film Mischief to shine the spotlight on filmmakers daring to tell stories with unique narratives and styles. The average African filmmaker comes from humble beginnings and though there will be limited resources, there will never be limits to creativity, hence our theme – ‘Less is More’. It was a call to action to reach beyond financial limitations and dig into the abundant well of creativity.”

The press release states that domestic and international feature and short films will be selected for the festival.Filmmakers are encouraged to submit entries early enough through TAFM’s filmfreeway page at no cost for the 2023 edition of The Annual Film Mischief, which will officially open on November 1, 2022.

Martin mentioned the successes of the past movie that screened at the festival and went on to represent the industry internationally. “We had some successes to celebrate. ‘Yahoo+’, one of the films screened at TAFM ’22, went on to get nationwide theatrical distribution with moderate success at the Nigerian box office.”

Other directors whose films were shown at the previous event went on to win awards at local and international film festivals.Olabode Izy, whose film “The Samaritan” won the Audience Cheese Pick at the festival the year before, went on to win awards at Realtime International Film Festival and Cuckoo International Film Awards.
Owen Olowu’s “Songs of Ubong,” which won the TAFM Grand Cheese Prize, Reflections Winner, and Best Screenplay, award-winning “Eyimofe” by Chuko & Ari Esiri, which opened the festival, and Paul Utomi’s “Country Hard,” which provided an excellent conclusion, are two additional notable titles from the inaugural TAFM.
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