BSIFF launches 7th edition
The Black Star International Film Festival (BSIFF) has launched the 7th edition of the event dedicated to the development of the business of film, independent filmmaking, and film artists in Ghana, Africa, and the world.
The event which is themed, “Inspiring the Business of Film in Africa,” is scheduled to take place from September 20–25, 2022 in Accra.
The festival is celebrated for a week with several activities such as workshops, panel sessions, an African film market, a music concert, awards night, and daily film screenings. During these activities, participants or industry players network to do business and also celebrate Africans for their work over the years.
It aims to bring together industry professionals from France, Sudan, Kenya, Ghana, USA, Uganda, and 10 other countries, film students, film distributors, and media partners – as well as the creative community – to have relevant industry conversation, inspiring and developing strategies for a thriving film business landscape in Africa.
Activities for this year’s event include Film Screenings in partnership with the Silverbird Cinema, Masterclasses, Workshops in collaboration with GH Media School, Film Clinics, Industry Panels, Shorts on Shots (A Film Networking Party), Launch of the Africa Film Market, After-parties, the BlackStar Music Concert (BMC) partnered by the Black Market Records (BMR) in the United States, a Cultural Trip, and the Blackstar Awards & Closing Night.
Philippa Ama Bentuma Arthur, Director of the BSIFF, said: “BSIFF in its 7th year, is proud to be the pacesetter, championing the business of film and using our platform to inspire and change narratives, celebrate independent filmmaking and film artists, educate and provide skill training for aspiring filmmakers and offer distribution opportunities to several filmmakers in Ghana, Africa and globally.
We invite Ghana, Africa, diaspora, and international film and creative arts community to join us celebrate film, independent filmmaking, and creative artists, from September 20-25.”