AFRIFF 2023 unveils jury, Henshaw, Elliot among jurors
The Africa International Film Festival has unveiled its jury members for the 12th edition, scheduled for November 5 to 11 in Lagos.
AFRIFF said it received over 2,000 films from more than 100 countries across five continents during its call for submissions.
The Head of PR & Media for AFRIFF 2023, Latasha Ngwube, in a statement made available to The PUNCH, said the jury includes Stephen ‘Dr.’ Love, producer of one of Netflix’s most-viewed movies of the year, “They Cloned Tyrone”.
Emmy-nominated Nigerian-British writer-producer Abby Ajayi joins him.
Others are Nigerian film producer Greg Otudayo; Zimbabwean award-winning author and winner of the 2023 African Peace Prize, Tsitsi Dangarembga; and Lebanese-French actress and director Wafa’a Céline Halawi.
Also on the jury are entertainment and technology expert and SVP of Scripted Development at Dentsu, Geneva Wasserman; the Japanese media juggernaut, Cuban-American film producer, Ranada Shepard; and renowned Hollywood producer and Head of Inventions Studios, Nicholas Weinstock.
Others are film acquisition expert and Head of Content at MultiChoice, Busola Tejumola; Nollywood veteran actress Kate Henshaw, and actor, filmmaker and lawmaker Desmond Elliott.