A new generation of Nigerian filmmakers are revolutionising the industry.

A 3-day programme of international Nigerian Cinema showcasing a new crop of filmmaker who are revolutionising the industry – beyond Nollywood. From arthouse to documentary, animation and experimental films; Beyond Nollywood takes inspiration from my book The Nigerian Filmmaker’s Guide to Success: Beyond Nollywood

Gala Opening Screening

Green White Green: And All the Beautiful Colours in My Mosaic of Madness + Director Q&A + Afrobeats Night, BFI Riverside Bar

Friday 18th Nov, 20:45

Uzoma, Segun and Baba have just graduated from secondary school and are on summer break before going to university. Intrigued by a radical professor who is writing a book about the history of Nigeria they decide to make a movie and in the process embark on rollercoaster ride of self-discovery. With plenty of wit and satire, Green White Green sits at the vanguard of Nigerian arthouse cinema.

Faaji Agba + Director Q&A

Sunday 20th Nov, 15:20

A group of elderly Yoruba master musicians in Lagos, Nigeria were forgotten until Kunle Tejuoso, owner of Jazzhole Records created the Faaji Agba Collective. Kunle’s journey starts with Fatai Rolling Dollar, which leads him to others such as Alaba Pedro, SF Olowookere, Ayinde Bakare and more. From highlife to juju and afrobeat; Faaji Agba interweaves the history of the music scene of Lagos from the 1940’s to the present day.

Dir. Remi Vaughan-Richards            90min/Nigeria/2015/ Pidgin English with Subtitles

The Nollywood Star – Nse Ikpe-Etim in Conversation

Sunday 20th Nov, 18:00

Nigerian screen queen Nse Ikpe-Etim is one of Nigeria’s most sought-after actresses. Known for her roles in popular Nigerian films such as Mr. And Mrs., Phone Swap and Fifty Nse has acted in over 18 films in nearly a decade in the industry. In 2014 she was voted Best Actress at the Africa Magic Viewer’s Choice Awards. Taking inspiration from actors such as Joke Silva, Sophia Loren and Daniel Day Lewis; she describes herself as an ardent student of Stanislavski. Nse reflects on her career and the Nollywood star system in conversation with Nadia Denton.

Beyond Nollywood is part of the BFI Southbank nationwide BLACK STAR programme. A season of film championing the achievements of black stars from the earliest years of cinema through to the present day. BLACK STAR will be available to audiences everywhere in the UK; in cinemas including BFI Southbank, on BBC Television, on DVD/Blu-ray and online via BFI Player from 17 October – 31 December.

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Event Date: 18/11/2016 – 20/11/2016

Venue details: BFI Southbank | South Block, Belvedere Rd, London SE1 8XT

Organisers: BFI and Nadia Denton

Event website: Black Star / Beyond Nollywood

Event cost: Check BFI Southbank website for more.

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