The Film Rats Club will kick off the inaugural edition of The Annual Film Mischief (TAFM), a film festival poised to bring to audiences a selection of quality low-budget independent films. This year’s theme ‘Less is More’ will celebrate low budget films with unique narratives and styles. The four-day festival from March 17th to March 20th 2022 will be held (physically) simultaneously in Ibadan and Lagos as well as virtually. The festival will open physically in Lagos at ‘Viva Cinemas, Ikeja’ and in Ibadan at ‘Thursday Film Series Club, University of Ibadan’, whilst it will close on 20 March 2022 in Lagos at ‘Impact Hub Lagos’ and ‘Viva Cinemas’ in Ibadan. 

TAFM is delighted to showcase the innovative minds of the next generation of Nigerian filmmakers with film screenings, Q&A sessions with creators, Roundtable conversations, panel sessions and seminars to encourage discourse and document the industry’s journey and future. 

 Meet the Jury

TAFM is excited to announce 24 films in official selection.

Please see the link to information about the screening schedule here

TAFM is also delighted to announce that award-winning Chuko & Ari Esiri’s “Eyimofe” will open the film festival and Paul Utomi’s “Country Hard”  will close the festival. The Award-winning short film “Appreciation” by Tomisin Adepeju will also be screened. 

“Film Rats Club is dedicated to promoting film education towards improving film making in Africa. We decided to host a festival to showcase the talents within the club and also shine a light on brilliant filmmakers within the continent. The theme “Less is More” was chosen as our maiden theme because we want to inspire young filmmakers to have the audacity to make unique films under the challenges of meagre resources and also offer our members the platform to showcase and promote their works. We are immensely proud of the diversity of our submissions. We not only celebrate the filmmakers amongst us but the different crop of talents who contribute to cinema. I am grateful to our festival project team who have worked round the clock to make this festival a reality. We are excited to draw the curtains on our first ever film mischief and we invite you to come witness and share this experience with us” said Film Rats Founder, Chukwu Martin

TAFM is a program of The Film Rats Club. TAFM is proudly sponsored by Impact Hub Lagos, Thursday Film Series, Viva Cinemas and Albantsho. With PulseNG, Zikoko, WhatKeptmeUp, Shockng, FilmKaku, OpenCountrymag,  Phoenix Tribe, DMC photography, Macwatson photography, Masquerade media, Seventh dimension, Movie Road Show with Irabor Okosun and Games Hut as official media partners.

The festival is free for all to attend. Register here



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