BEYOND NOLLYWOOD is a term I coined to describe new wave cinema coming out of Nigeria and its diaspora.
It refers to indie, animation, experimental, documentary films and music videos; work that subverts Nollywood both in content and style.
BEYOND NOLLYWOOD is also the subtitle my book The Nigerian Filmmaker’s Guide to Success: Beyond Nollywood. BEYOND NOLLYWOOD and refers to a series of events I have curated.
I Just Dey Observe + Q&A
2pm, Saturday 18 August 2018, BFI Southbank
A selection of shorts by Nigeria’s youngest and most dynamic filmmakers.
Screening will be followed by a Q&A
BFI African Odysseys & SOUL in partnership with the British Council presents an afternoon of Nigerian shorts curated and introduced by Nadia Denton.
Brood + Q&A
A guy can’t get a difficult conversation out of his head.
Dir: Michael Omonua, 5min Nigeria/2017 Narrative UK Premier
Born + Q&A
A young woman attempts to terminate the life growing within her.
Dir: Michael Omonua, 8min Nigeria/2016 Narrative UK Premier
Las Gidi Vice + Q&A
TJ meets a girl at a party unaware that he is about to have a night he will never forget.
Dir: Udoka Oyeka, 17min Nigeria/2017 Narrative UK Premier
Dear Father + Q&A
A young woman addresses her absent father.
Dir: Wana Udobang 3min Nigeria/2017 Alternative/Experimental
NYLON + Q&A
A matriarch recounts the tragic loss of her daughter.
Dir: Wana Udobang 8min Nigeria/2017 Documentary
A Little Mischief
Obinze’s ghost revisits the place where his life was cut short.
Dir: Art Anekwe 7min Nigeria/2017 Alternative/Experimental UK Premier
Got Flowers Today
‘Even though he beat me, I got flowers today’. A touching animation based on the poem by Paulette Kelly.
Dir: Jibril Mailafia 4min Nigeria/ 2017 Animation UK Premier
It seems that everyone wants to benefit from the cost of the school photo.
Dir: Jibril Mailafia 10min Nigeria/2017 Animation UK Premier
Freak The Fxxk Out
Creepy figures in human shapes do strange things.
Dir: Kanso Ogbolu, 8min Nigeria/2017 Animation
A group of young people accidentally knock down a mysterious figure on the motorway. Can they escape the hex that now hangs over their destiny?
Dir: Clarence Peters 29min Nigeria/2015 Psychological Thriller/Horror UK Premier
Film contains nudity and scenes of an adult nature.
Screening will be followed by a Q&A with Michael Omonua, Baba Agba, Wana Udobang and Udoka Oyeka.