Very happy to announce that BFFF will return to the Open Design Afrika Festival for the third year.
The Black Filmmakers Film Festival (BFFF) connects and showcases artists of colour from across the African continent and black diaspora through a series of events and workshops in the field of film and media. Through its various events, it seeks to establish itself as a principal port of call for aspiring black creatives, empowering them to realise their ideas in a supportive environment marked by mutual assistance and purposeful collaboration.
PROGRAMME FOR THE DAY:
Starting at 11:00: ‘Warm-up’ with a music intervention by Mapumba & Zane Mbizo
1. Gulf : Directed by Walt Mzengi (Duration: 10mins)
2. Seed: Directed by Jo-Ann Esther Mbulawa (Duration: 12mins)
3. What would Sarah do?: Directed by Tarania Naidoo (Duration: 2mins)
4. Nomvula: Directed by Advik Beni and Jason Maselle (Duration: 14mins)
5. Forever: by Lindo Langa (10mins)
Thanks to Electric South We’ll be conducting VR On Every break and the film will be ‘LE LAC’ Director / Camera / Writer Nyasha Kadandara (Duration 00:09:34:00).
SEE MORE DETAILS ABOUT THIS DOCUMENTARY AND ELECTRIC SOUTH FURTHER BELOW
1. Skaap (Sheep): Directed by Mzonke Maloney (Duration: 5mins)
2. The Jaguars Daughter: Directed by Puleng Lange Stewart (Duration: 4mins)
3. Fatima: Directed by Imran Hamdulay (Duration: 18 mins)
4. Me: Directed by Gale Maimane (Duration: 2 mins)
5. 2 Grams and a Sunrise: Directed by Malusi S. Bengu (Duration: 15 mins)
6. Power of Power: Directed by Semaka sa ga Mogoboa (Duration: 1:54)
7. Is This Art or Fashion ( Vol.1 & 2): Directed by Simbi Seam Nkula (Duration: 10min)
8. The Aftermath: Directed by Que. Ntuli (Duration: 6mins)
The Tipping Point DRC: Directed by Fanon Kabwe and Tim (Duration: 30mins)
INTRODUCING VIRTUAL REALITY DOCUMENTARY – “Le Lac”
Filmmaker Biography: Nyasha Kadandara (above) is a Zimbabwean-born visual storyteller based in East Africa. She focuses on a broad spectrum of subjects including breaking news, climate change, education, migration, health, and conflict in various parts of Africa. Nyasha holds a master’s degree in journalism and documentary filmmaking from Columbia Journalism School. In 2015, she directed the award-winning documentary “Through the Fire” and her short documentary “Queens & Knights” won first prize at the 2016 NBC Sports film contest. Recent works include “Sex and the Sugar Daddy” an extensive multimedia piece on transactional sex relationships in Kenya which was shortlisted for the One World Media Awards in the Popular Feature and Digital Media categories. And, her virtual reality documentary, “Le Lac”, which looks at the effects of climate change and the Boko Haram insurgency around Lake Chad and premiered at the 2019 Sheffield Doc/Fest receiving the Best Digital Narrative Award.
ABOUT ELECTRIC SOUTH #immersiveafrica
Over the past 4 years, Electric South’s VR films have been screened at over 60 film festivals and exhibited across over 34 countries. In partnership with the Black Filmmakers Film Festival and Open Design Afrika we are honoured to bring “Le Lac” to our Cape Town audiences. WINNER OF THE BEST DIGITAL NARRATIVE AT SHEFFIELD DOC/FEST 2019 “Le Lac” is a dreamscape where liquid gives way to dust. The oasis of the Sahel, Lake Chad, is not who she used to be. Ninety percent of her water is gone, leaving her feeling depleted, wary, scared and insecure.
Climate change has made the millions of people who depend on her vulnerable, and induced the threat of Boko Haram insurgency. In this immersive documentary, step into the lives of Mahamat, a once-wealthy pastoralist, and Nassuri, a refugee-turned-fisherman. Electric South is a non-profit incubator based in Cape Town, South Africa which believes that new technologies must open up spaces for original voices and underrepresented narratives. Electric South collaborates with artists across Africa in emerging storytelling, through labs, production and distribution: providing mentorship, production services, funding and exhibition for a network of artists across Africa to explore their worlds in immersive, interactive content including virtual and augmented reality, web, mobile and digital media. Electric South aims to connect the dots between training artists in creative technology; producing stories, and sharing these stories with their audiences – all in service of developing a robust ecosystem for African storytelling in emerging media.
TICKETS: R50 AT THE DOOR / R65 ONLINE
How to purchase your ticket:
Tickets will be sold at the door. Snapscan and card machine will be available. If you want to purchase your ticket before hand then please use this QR code.