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Nigerian-Scottish Film Odyssey: Industry Day


Africa in Motion Film Festival’s Nigerian-Scottish Film Odyssey: Industry Day will look at connections between film industries in both countries.

Africa in Motion (AIM) is an annual African film festival taking place in Edinburgh and Glasgow, now in its 10th year, comprised of film screenings and events. 

As part of the festival this year AIM is holding a Nigerian-Scottish Film Odyssey which will explore the similarities and differences between independent filmmaking in both countries. This industry day will bring together industry professionals from Scotland and Nigeria to engage in discussions comparing filmmaking practices, storytelling, production, funding and audience development. It is a great opportunity for students, filmmakers, and people working in the Scottish or the wider independent film industry to connect, learn and forge future collaborations. 

You can get involved in the discussions and share your views in the lead-up to the industry day in a ‘Tweet-a-long’ using the designated hashtag #NollywoodOdyssey. As part of the project AIM is working with the African Movie Channel, a TV platform with a focus on Nollywood cinema, to broadcast this industry event in over 14 countries in Africa and Europe on 5 December. 

The programme:

14.45-15.45: Working local, thinking global: Strategies for developing, engaging and sustaining local and international audiences 

Speakers: Olumide Fadeyibi (Scottish- Nigerian Filmmaker), Chinedu Omorie (Nollywood filmmaker), Kyle Barrett (Phd Student, with a focus on independent films), Mykel Parish (Chair of the African Film Consortium).

15.45-16.10: Coffee break

16.10-17.10: Culture through the lens: storytelling practices, popular genres and the value of independent filmmaking 

Speakers: Duncan Cowell (Scottish filmmaker), C.J. Obasi (Nollywood filmmaker), Olumide Fadeyibi (Scottish-Nigerian Filmmaker), Tim Barrow (Scottish Screenwriter) Andrea Gibb (Scottish Screenwriter). Chair: Lizelle Bisschoff 

17.10-17.30: Final remarks and close 

This event is held as part of the UK/NG: UK - Nigeria Season 2015/2016, supported by the British Council, and held in collaboration with Film Hub Scotland.

This is a free, non-ticketed event. For more information please visit Africa in Motion’s website.


29 October 2015


Free, unticketed

  • The Lighthouse
  • 11 Mitchell Lane
  • Glasgow
  • G1 3NU

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