iREPRESENT International Documentary Film Festival is the only documentary genre-specific film festival in Nigeria. The festival has grown in popularity since its inception in 2011 and has been widely attended by filmmakers from different parts of the World.
ABOUT iREPRESENT DOCUMENTARY FILM FESTIVAL
The Conceptual framework of iREPRESENT Documentary Film Forum is AFRICA IN SELF-CONVERSATION, and it is designed to promote awareness about the power of documentary format to serve as a means of deepening and sharing social and cultural education as well as encouraging participatory democracy in our societies.
iREP is conceptualized to create a platform of awareness and expression for aspiring and practising filmmakers who are creating socially relevant documentary films to positively impact our world. To fully engage an array of trans-cultural creativity, iREP will provide a forum for everyone’s ingenuity to be showcased without prejudice to style or subject. iREP celebrates the ever-expanding world of documentary films by inviting talents from across the globe to share ideas on trends and technological advancements in the format.
AFRICA WORLD DOCUMENTARY FILM FESTIVAL (AWDFF)
Through the art of documentary filmmaking, the AWDFF is committed to the promotion of knowledge, life and culture, of the people of Africa worldwide. Annually, the organization receives submissions totalling over 300 documentary films, out of which a selection committee recommends a maximum of 50 to 60 films submitted by filmmakers from all over the Africa world. The Africa World Documentary Film Festival is sponsored by the E. Desmond Lee Professorship in African/African American Studies, and the University of Missouri-St. Louis.
DOK.fest Munich has developed into one of Europe's largest documentary film festivals. Every year in May the festival presents the most interesting and relevant international documentaries on a big screen. DOK.fest accompanies the filmographies of outstanding filmmakers, supports directors from so-called „low production countries“, works on a widespread impact of artistic documentary films and initiates sustainable relationships between established filmmakers and newcomers.
AgDok is Germany's largest film association! with about 900 members, filmmakers of all professions and genres such as directors, producers, authors, editors, sound and cameramen are organized and enjoy a professional network with rapid mutual support and efficient foreign distribution of German documentary films, presentations of German documentary films at foreign festivals and trade fair participation.
WEST AFRICA DOCUMENTARY FILM FORUM (WADFF)
The West African Documentary Film forum is an outfit dedicated to the production, post-production, archiving and distribution of documentary films. The forum seeks to encourage the emergence of new voices in documentary filmmaking and new scholarships on the medium.
DOCUMENTARY NETWORK AFRICA (DNA)
About 150 documentary filmmakers from across Africa came together in October 2001 at the People-2-People Documentary Conference held in Johannesburg, South Africa, and decided it was “time for African filmmakers to do things for themselves”.
A joint resolution that emerged after the three-day conference created a new organization, Documentary Network Africa (DNA), and the participating filmmakers agreed “to work together to create a network and process to empower both our own storytelling and each other”.
The vision of Documentary Network Africa is “to promote the importance of African documentary in the genre, and to use this to promote our view of Africa”
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