The Film Festival was created in 2011 to stimulate discourse on issues and experiences rooted in the African experience.
By this, the African stories will also be consumed by those who live them. The film festival grew out of the film programme of The Life House Lagos, a virtual cultural centre.
The eighth edition of Lights Camera Africa Film Festival themed ‘Who Do You Think You Are’ held between the 28th of September and the 30th of September, 2018 at the Agip hall, Muson Centre, Onikan, Lagos.
Lala Akindoju hosted the event which featured 19 films. Among the films showcased were, Kenneth Gyang’s Ignorance of Blood, The lost Cafe, The delivery Boy, Kasala, Baby Mamas amongst many others.
The festival had a customary showcase of exciting films, visual arts and music (home and abroad).
Most of the films picked on important issues, ranging from sexual abuse against men and women, hustling in Nigeria, feminism, outdated African beliefs and so on.
Among the movies showed was Tunde Kilani’s interpretation of Wole Soyinka’s “The Lion and the Jewel”– Sidi Ilujinle a movie that was shot in Ibadan and had the entire dialogue in the Native Yoruba language.
See photos from the festival below: