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Call for Entries & Invitation To the 2013 Irepresent International Documentary Festival


CALL FOR ENTRIES & INVITATION TO THE 2013 IREPRESENT INTERNATIONAL
DOCUMENTARY FESTIVAL 21ST-24TH MARCH, 2013 IN LAGOS.


The I-REPRESENT INTERNATIONAL DOCUMENTARY FILM FORUM cordially invites you to its the 2013 documentary fiesta holding on March 21st-March 24th 2012 at Terra Kulture, Victoria Island and Freedom Park, Broad Street, Lagos, Nigeria.

FESTIVAL THEME
The THEME of the IREPRESENT INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL 2013 is conceptualized on the framework: AFRICA IN SELF CONVERSATION and it would explore the theme: “RECONNECTIONS”

Rationale:
In its years of existence, Africa has worn many faces and has assumed many identities most of them imposed by outsiders looking in. What then is the true definition of an African, what parameters can be used to define the African? Is it our values, cultures or our religion?

How do Africans at home and in the Diaspora see or think about themselves and their identity? What impact does western education, religious and economic value systems have on African socio-cultural life — for instance in creating in the African a conflict of identity?

The Festival will feature over 30 screenings of films addressing different aspects of its core theme from filmmakers from across the diapora. It will also feature panel discussions, a session on Project Pitching and a Producers Round-table.

KEYNOTE SPEAKER
PROFESSOR AWAM AKPAM, Dean of African Studies New York University has graciously accepted our invitation to be the KEY NOTE SPEAKER at iREP 2013.

CALL FOR FILM ENTRIES
Entries for the 2013 edition of iREPRESENT International Documentary Film Festival is now OPEN. Please find attached to this email a NOTICE for film entries. We’ll be grateful if you would circulate same in your sphere of influence and amongst your colleagues who may wish to submit their films for entries into the screening schedule of the festival.

CRITERIA FOR DOCUMENTARY FILM ENTRIES:
• Films must reflect the African story or experience.
• Films not shot in Standard English language must be subtitled in English.
• There is no age limit for filmmakers.
• Copyright of films must belong to entrants.
• Entries can be submitted in miniDV, DVD, and Blu-ray disc format.
• Entries should be accompanied with synopsis, duration, and the filmmaker’s profile.

• Deadline for submission is March 5, 2013.
• Films submitted after the deadline will not be accepted.

*Please note that the selection of films would be done by a body of jury, and iREPRESENT International Documentary Film Forum reserves the right to show a film or not based on the recommendation of the jury.

Entries should be submitted in a sealed envelope to:
iREPRESENT International Documentary Film Forum,
13, Oguntona Crescent, Gbagada Phase1, Lagos.
Tel: +234.8051702004, +234.8092927502, +234.8034251963,

We hope you will kindly save the dates of the Festival in your diary and that you make plans to participate. I look forward to an engaging and exciting celebration of African Documentaries and to your presence.

Kind regards,
Femi Odugbemi
Executive Director/Co-Founder
IREPRESENT INTERNATIONAL DOCUMENTARY FILM FORUM LAGOS.
Twitter: @femiodugbemi
+234.8034251963, +234.7043281253







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