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Entries open for iREP Docu-Film Festival 2015

By EDITOR   |   29 January 2015   |   11:00 pm  

ORGANISERS of the annual iREP Documentary Film Festival have announced call for entries for the fifth edition of the festival, which is scheduled to hold from the 19th to 22nd March 2015, in Lagos.

  Executive Director of the festival Mr. Femi Odugbemi disclosed that this edition ‘’promises to be four days of over 40 documentary film screenings, insightful panel discussions, training and workshops, and networking’’.  He disclosed that the iREPRESENT Documentary Film Festival 2015 is planned to take full advantage of online connectivity and interaction through live stream broadcast and feedback.

  According to him, “‎iREP 2015 is premised on the reality that Digital media technology is expanding narrative possibilities and shaping audiences’ experiences of how realities are articulated. Documentary filmmaking is coming to terms with these new realities and continuously finding hybrid strategies to navigate the blurred lines and satisfying the ever changing temperament of the digital world that is hip, fun-seeking, chaotic, multi-tasking, and attention sapping”. 

  Odugbemi also said ‘’for documentary filmmaking, digital technology presents a challenge and an opportunity that would either remarkably transform and redefine what passes as a documentary film or bury the art in its past’’. This is why for Odugbemi, more than ever before there is a need to reinvent the art of documentary filmmaking within the space of the new elements that are dictating the trend of media consumption and experience globally.  Information on submission and the festival can be sourced at info@irepfilmfestival.com or at http://irepfilmfestival.com.

 



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