The shortlisted films include two feature films and five short films: Michelle Bello’s Flower Girl, 30 Days in Atlanta, Henna by Ishaya Bako, The Dutiful Wife by Soji Ogunaike, Once by Jay-Franklyn Jituboh, Timothy by Ejiro Onabrakpor and Aissa’s Story by Iquo Essien.
The Durban International Film Festival (DIFF) is an annual film festival that takes place in Durban, KwaZulu-Natal province, South Africa. It is one of the oldest and largest film festivals in Africa, presenting over 200 screenings celebrating the best in South African, African and international cinema yearly.
You might remember that about two weeks ago, we brought you news that six Nigerians were selected as part of the 40 participants at the 2015 South Africa Talents Durban initiative. The aim of the initiative is to boost international awareness and interest in filmmaking of the African continent, and to encourage young African filmmakers to pursue filmmaking, and tell their own stories, through their own individual lenses..
Update: An earlier version of this post said there were six Nigerian films been screened at DIFF. This is incorrect, as we did not include Aissa’s Story by Iquo Essien. The film was listed as having originated in the United States on the DIFF website.
You can check out the trailers for Flower Girl and 30 Days In Atlanta below.