Film Selection Committee ends on the three main film Competitions for the Seventh Edition

Film Selection Committee ends on the three main film Competitions for the Seventh Edition

March 16 – 22

The selection committees finish their task with selecting the films that will screen in LAFF’s three main competitions, the Long Narrative, the Long Documentary and the Freedom & Human Rights. 

Following are the selected of films up to date: 

Long Narratives Competition (2017)

Keteke by Peter Sedufia (Ghana)

Wallay by Berni Goldblat (Burkina Faso & France)

Iperita by Mohamed Buzaku (Morocco)

Five Fingers for Marseilles by Michael Matthews (South Africa)

Hakkunde by Asurf Oluseyi (Nigeria)

The Runaway by Mwangi Eric Maina (Kenya)

T-Junction by Amil Shivji (Tanzania)

A Seed of Memories by Alexandre SIBOMANA & Richard MUGWANEZA (Rwanda)

Benzine by Sarra Abidi (Tunisia)

Long Documentaries Competition (2017)

New Moon by Philippa Ndisi-Herrmann (Kenya)

Seour Courage by Latifa Doghri & Mr. Salem Trabelsi (Tunisia) 

Mama Colonel by Dieudo Hamadi (Congo)

Silent Cells by Mohamed Nabil (Morocco/ Germany)

Waithira by Eva Munyiri (Kenya)

Not in my Neighborhood by Kurt Orderson (South Africa)

Iron Ladies of Liberia by Siatta Scott Johnson & Daniel Junge (Liberia/ USA)

Silas by Hawa Essuman, Anjali Nayar (Kenya)

Freedom & Human Rights International Competition (2017)

Liyana by Aaron Kopp & Ms. Amanda Kopp (USA, Switzerland & Qatar)

Punishment Island by Ombre Elettriche (Italy/ Uganda)

Between 2 Shores: from Santo Domingo to Guadeloupe by Mariette Monpierre (France)

Burkinabè Rising by Lara Lee Brazil/ Burkina Faso/ USA/ Bulgaria

500 Years by Pamela Yates (Guatemala/ USA)

Border by Apollin (Senegal)

Tu Pug Imatuy by Arnel Barbarona (Philippines)

La vie de Château by Modi Barry & Cédric Ido (France)

Beauty and the Dogs by Kaouther Ben Hania & Khaled Walid Barsaoui (France)

The Violet by Baqer Al Rubaie (Iraq)

Le Cri Du Lambi by Vincent Toi (Canada)

Off Path by Julie Jouve & Rida Belghiat (Algeria, France, & Reunion Island)

The Bread and Smoke by Ibrahim Ramadhan (Iraq)

Akarwa by Yuhi Amuli (Rwanda & Germany)

In addition to the above film selections, we will announce the Short Films Competition, the National Student Film Competition and the Out of Competition film selections which include the Egyptian Panorama, Tribute Films, Spotlight on Rwanda and a few others, as well as other details on the parallel events taking place in our seventh edition of LAFF 2018.