All is set for the 14 th Abuja International Film Festival ( AIFF ), which will run from October 9 through 13 at Silverbird Galleria , Abuja . This year , the festival will train young Nigerians in the basics of Canon DSLR filmmaking techniques and photography . It is in conjunction with Canon Central and North Africa office . The training workshop will see 60 shortlisted Nigerians honing their skills on filmmaking in the fundamentals of cinematography and photography . Sixty successful applicants will benefit from the training , organizers have said . The training will start from October 5 through 10 in Abuja .
Founder of Abuja International Film Festival ( AIFF ) , Mr. Fidelis Duker , informs that the objective of the festival is to offer a contemporary and liberal platform for world filmmakers to exhibit the excellence of filmmaking , noting , “ The vision of AIFF is to build capacity within the filmic genre and also act as a catalysing platform for economic empowerment of those working in the creative sector .
“ There is no way majority of this applicants will ever remain the same after completing this training workshop , as we are simply teaching them how to fish rather than giving them fish to eat . They will ultimately garner skills and also become self -sustaining creative entrepreneurs . Also returning for the second year running is the American Film Showcase , which opens in Nigeria , as part of the 14 th Abuja International Film Festival ; it is open to the public . The U . S . Embassy in Abuja will be partnering us for the second year running to showcase contemporary American documentaries , offering a view of American society and culture as seen by independent filmmakers. ”
Executive Director of 14 th Abuja International Film Festival, Temitope Duker, said this year ’s edition promises to be a bumper package as there are several master- classes and workshops for the industry stakeholders .