LAGOS – SHINE YOUR EYE. Lights, Camera, AFRICA!!! Film Festival is back this month

The Life House, Lagos in partnership with The African Film Festival, Inc (AFF) are proud to host the 2nd Lights, Camera, Africa!!! Film Festival in September 2012.

Our inaugural festival in 2011 brought to Nigeria some of the most exciting and original pieces of African cinema from within the continent and the Diaspora that explored independence through an African lens.

This year, Lights, Camera, Africa!!! Film Festival 2012 will hold over the Independence Day holidays from Friday, 28 September to Monday, 1 October with the theme, Shine your Eye’.

Check out the website and other links for more news on the festival and its highlights:
Stadium Hotel makes its World début at Lights Camera AFRICA!!! 2012 at 4pm on 1/10/2012
at Freedom Park
FEMI ODUGBEMI will moderate what we know will be a lively dynamic conversation with MAHEN BONETTI in the festival’sIn Conversation Series on Sunday 30th September 2012 at the British Council at 1.25pm
Acclaimed short film, Big Man, by award-winning director, JULIUS ONAH, shall continue its strong run on the global film festival circuit.

It shows at the Lights, Camera, AFRICA!!! 2012 Film Festival. on 30th September 2012 at 7pm.
Nigeria’s foremost cinematographer, TUNDE KELANI, will teach a Cinematography Masterclass as part of LCA!!! 2012’s arts education initiative. The workshop is FREE and holds on Sunday 30th September 2012 at the British Council at 3.45pm.

“WE WANT YOUR FILM!”: Announcing LCA 2012


Wherever you are in the world, and whether you are reading this at film school, in your basement, secret laboratory or elsewhere: WE WANT YOUR FILM!

The second Lights, Camera, AFRICA!!! (LCA) Film Festival takes place in the vibrant city of Lagos, Nigeria, from 28th September to 1st October 2012, with the theme “Shine Your Eye”.

Against a background of political movements, seismic and even incremental shifts across the African continent in the past year, we have witnessed a spreading spirit of community mobilisation with the growth of ‘Occupy’ movements, each one emboldening the ones that come after. This growing sense of urgency has fuelled the courage of ordinary citizens to actively participate in change that proves to be inevitable. ‘Shine Your Eye’ – a Nigerian pidgin English phrase used to encourage awareness – embodies the resolve of the active citizen asking questions, seeking answers and possessing their space.

LCA 2012 brings you the very best of the brightest ideas in African cinema, and this year we introduce a prize for Festival Favourite.

The start date for entries is 16th  July 2012, and you can send us your films via post to LCA 2012 Film Festival, Block A1 – A10, Suite 306, Sura Shopping Complex, Simpson Street, Lagos. You can find the online form for entries and all necessary information at

Please note that films need to have been made after January 2011, and must be received by us on or before 30th August 2012.

We look forward to watching your films.

This message is brought to you by the Life House Team. For more information, email or call +234 703 403 0683.