iREP international Documentary Film Festival 2015
5ème édition. Thème : « Reinventing Documentary Filmmaking in a digital space » (« Réinventer la réalisation documentaire dans un espace numérique »).


50 Films to Screen at 5th iREP Film Festival.

This landmark 5th anniversary festival will explore the theme: REINVENTING DOCUMENTARY FILMMAKING IN A DIGITAL SPACE, and it would form the overriding concern that the keynote speeches will concentrate on. Though conceived on the traditional iREP thematic framework of Africa in Self-conversation, the theme 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 crisscrossing verite and satisfying the ever changing temperament of the digital world that is hip, fun-seeking, chaotic, multi-tasking, and attention sapping. 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.

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. We are also conscious of the inevitable movement of Television broadcasting and services into full digital era as envisaged by the Nigeria Broadcasting Commission and that quite a lot of African nations have set same 2015 as deadline for their full embrace of digital broadcasting on the continent.

iREPRESENT International Documentary Film Festival 2015 promises to improve on the achievements of past festivals.

Highlights of the festival will include will include films screenings, keynote speeches, panel discussions, producers’ roundtable, awards presentation, and training/workshops.
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