The iRepresent International Documentary Film Forum is an organisation dedicated to promoting awareness about the power of documentary films to serve as a means of deepening and sharing social and cultural education as well as encouraging participatory democracy in our societies. It is conceived on the frame-work theme " AFRICA IN SELF-CONVERSATION." iREP has had over 2,000 participants from different parts of the World in 3years. Since the inaugural festival in 2011, iREP has hosted a pool of renowned filmmakers, scholars, critics, Arts enthusiasts, and students. Our guests have included Professor Manthia Diawara (Mali/USA), Prof Jean Colleyn (France), Prof Awam Amkpa (Nigeria/USA) Prof Niyi Coker (Nigeria/USA), Prof Femi Shaka (Nigeria) and Jihan El-Tahri (Egypt/USA).. A feature of the Forums is a training programme specifically targeted at young filmmakers. The training exposes aspiring filmmakers to the basics of documentary. About 250 students have been part of this training which has also attracted participation from notable institutions like University of Lagos, Lagos State Polytechnic, University of Ibadan, PEFTI Film School, and a lot more. Our trainings cover courses such Producing for Documentary, Scriptwriting for Documentary, Producing Radio documentaries, Content Development for Documentary, Research and Legal Frameworks, Advanced Documentary Filmmaking, and Master Class in Cinematography. Our classes are taught by international filmmakers who have a firsthand experience in documentary filmmaking such as David Brown, Jihan El-Tahri, Oliver Hardt, Tunji Akinsehinwa, Niyi Coker, Femi Odugbemi, Anouk Bertard, Babel Mauch, and many more. iREP trainings are extended beyond the festivals to provide for broader participation and extensive training in specific areas of filmmaking. iREP in partnership with Goethe Institute and Freedom Park also holds monthly documentary film screenings to keep the conversation going through the course of the year. The Festival this year will be held at the Prestigious Freedom Park Ikoyi form the 20th-23rd of March,Lagos Nigeria. For further information Visit www.irepfilmfestival.com
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