iREP, ITPAN To Host Documentary Film Pitch Forum

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By Vanessa Obioha

iREP in partnership with the Independent Television Producers Association of Nigeria will host a pitch for documentary filmmakers at this year’s iREP Documentary Film Festival. In a statement by the organisers, young and old documentary filmmakers “will be given opportunity to present their non-fictional film project ideas with special focus on social/cultural developments in and around Africa before a selection panel.

The proposed pitching forum seeks to grow and encourage a spirited generation of factual filmmakers.”

Tagged ‘Storylines’, this year’s event will focus on how documentary filmmakers can use technology to tell their stories effectively.

“Technology is constantly redefining the impact of human experiences and challenging us to tell our story as a means of engaging the world with our identity, individuality and personal experiences,’ reads the statement.

Scheduled for March 21-24 at Freedom Park, Broad Street, and Nigerian Film Corporation, Ikoyi, Lagos, the festival will also feature screening of over 30 carefully selected international films, presentations and panel discussions, trainings and workshops from highly renowned personalities such as Prof. Jonathan Haynes, Prof. Niyi Coker, Theo Lawson among others