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The film productions of Nollywood veterans Desmond Elliot, Emem Isong, Ishaya Bako and Clarence Peters have been shortlisted for the 2015  Africa International Film Festival (AFRIFF) Awards. The festival is currently holding– from 8th to 15th November – in Lagos, Nigeria. Desmond Elliot’s films While You Slept, One Fine Day and Reflections  have been placed in the AFRIFF Best Feature Film category, along with Emem Isong’s Champagne and Ishaya Bako’s Road to Yesterday. Categories include Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Director, Best Screenplay, Best Documentary, Best Feature Film, Jury Special Prize for Outstanding Film, Audience Choice among others. Read also: #CNWriters: 5 Things to Know About the Business of Screenwriting AFRIFF is a world class showcase of the best in the filmmaking industry globally. A meeting of like minds, it is set on connecting local and international filmmakers and professionals, celebrities, actors, directors, film critics, buyers, distributors, visual artists, film students, amateurs, equipment manufacturers, and international press According to the organisers, several submissions from across the world were made this year, as “more filmmakers are beginning to embrace digital technology to deliver content that entertains, engages and delights”. You can view the full final selection list on the AFRIFF official website. Read also: Top 10 Unforgettable Nollywood Movies  

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This article was first published on 10th November 2015


Ify Halim is a Writer and media enthusiast based in Lagos. She enjoys writing self-help/inspirational articles with published work in UYD Magazine, Edufrica, Our Stories Inc. and The Keele Concourse. She currently works at, Nigeria’s Information Portal. Follow her on Twitter @MissHalim or visit her online space at

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