Movie lovers in Lagos, Nigeria are soaking themselves in film screenings and quality discussions as the Real Time Film Festival gets underway.
In its seventh edition this year, the well-acclaimed festival opened on Saturday August 20 with Obi Emelobye’s Black Mail.
The opening ceremony and screening held at Spece Hub At Wep in Lekki, Lagos.
With the theme ‘Moments in Time, one of the key attractions of this year’s RTF is the revisit of Nollywood Foundation segment where classic Nollywood films are screened daily at the Freedom Park on Broad Street, under the curatorial direction of the influential journalist and culture communicator, Jahman Anikulapo.
A Productioons’ Vigilante kick-started the screening of the classics, with others like Hostages, Across The Niger and Campus Queen listed for screening.
Founded and organised by writer and filmmaker, Stanley Ohikhuare, the RTF had on Friday had a huge pre-festival workshop-party in collaboration with SONY, with almost 50 young filmmakers in attendance.
Several screenings across multiple venues, including short film corner, industry discussions, visits to tourism and culture sites as well as after-parties stand RTF out this year as a must-attend event.
The festival will end on Saturday August 27 with Ohikhuare’s ‘A Tune Away.’