BFI Black Star Presents Beyond Nollywood | Events



BFI Black Star presents Beyond Nollywood, a 3-day programme of international Nigerian cinema showcasing a new generation of filmmakers who are revolutionising the industry beyond Nollywood. This programme is set to take place from Friday, November 18 to Sunday, November 20, curated by Nadia Denton in association with African Odessys and part of BFI Black Star.


Below are the shortlisted films due to showcased throughout the duration of the programme:


Green White Green: And All the Beautiful Colours In My Mosaic Of Madness + Director Q&A + Afrobeats Night with DJ Cuppy
Friday, November 18


Uzoma, Segun and Baba have just graduated from secondary school and are on summer break before going to university. They decide to make a movie and in the process embark on rollercoaster ride of self-discovery.
Director: Abba T Makama


The Nollywood Star – Nse Ikpe-Etim In Conversation
Sunday, November 20


Nigerian screen queen, Nse Ikpe-Etim, is one of Nigeria’s most sought-after actresses. Nse reflects on her career and the Nollywood star system in conversation with Nadia Denton.


Waiting For An Angel* Documentary Shorts + Q&A
Saturday, November 19

I Believe In Pink
Director: Victoria Thomas

Silent Tears
Director: Ishaya Bako


The Women Of Nollywood: Amaka’s Kin
Director: Tope Oshin


The Story Within
Director. Andy Mundy-Castle


A Man Called Dad
Director: Cherish Oteka
*Novel by Helon Habila


The Gods Are Not to Blame* Narrative Shorts + Q&A
Saturday, November 19

The Golden Chain
Director: Buki Bodunrin
Mrs Bolanle Benson
Director: Sade Adeniran


Director: Olu Yomi Ososanya

Director: Comfort Arthur

No Good Turn
Director: Udoka Oyeka

Director: Ishaya Bako

Director: Tope Oshin

A Mother’s Journey
Director: Sade Adeniran

Meet The Parents
Director: Lonzo Nzekwe
*Novel by Ola Rotimi


Faaji Agba + Director Q&A
Sunday, November 2o
From highlife to juju and afrobeat; Faaji Agba interweaves the history of the music scene of Lagos from the 1940s to the present day.
Director: Remi Vaughan-Richards


BFI Blackstar champion the achievements of black rising stars from the earliest years of cinema through to the present day, while exploring why the opportunities to shine on screen have been historically limited for black actors.


Black star exists to celebrate films that feature black actors in lead roles, bringing their work to a new generation of UK audiences, and helping to reposition them and their performances in our collective memory.


Black Star Films will be available everywhere in the UK, in cinemas including BFI Southbank, on BBC Television, on DVD/Blu-ray, and online via BFI Player from Monday, October 17 to Saturday, December 31, with further projects scheduled to celebrate the contribution of black practitioners working across the film and TV sector in forthcoming years.


View the Beyond Nollywood trailer here.


Tickets go on sale Tuesday, October 4.



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