9th Carlow African Film Festival/Short Film Competition Screening & Awards Presentation-Fri. 3rd, Sat. 4th and Sun. 5th May 2013
2013 Festival Guest-Award Winning Ghanaian Actor, Van Vicker
As CAFF enters its ninth year, it continues to provide an annual platform to celebrate the beauty and diversity of Africa through film, honour excellence in African filmmaking and promote cultural interaction in Ireland.
Last year, the Festival introduced a Short Film Competition for Secondary Schools in the South East as a stand-alone strand of the Festival. The Competition aims to increase students’ knowledge and understanding of Africa, introduce them to the art of film making, stimulate their creativity and provide a platform where their creative works could be showcased in a professional environment to film lovers and pundits.
Without any iota of doubt, the debut of this competition was a huge success.
This year, we have brought the Festival forward from October to May in order to accommodate the Short Film Competition and to make it a part of our array of Festival events.
As with previous years, our audience will have the opportunity to interact with our Festival Guests. Our Festival Guests in 2013 are renowned Ghanaian Actor, Van Vicker, Ghanaian recording artist and actor, Koby Maxwell and Dr. Clarice Ford-Kulah from the United States.
At an interaction level, the Festival Party is a must-attend event. The Party is always a rallying point for interaction and mingling.
Finally, I want to use this opportunity to register our profound gratitude to our Sponsors and Funding Organisations-Oglesby & Butler Ltd. Carlow, Delmec Engineering Ltd, Graiguecullen, Talbot Hotel Carlow, Arts Council of Ireland, Carlow Local Authorities and individuals who harkened to our call by supporting the Short Film Competition financially.
I invite you to join us as we record another resounding success in 2013.
Winner of Excellence in Embracing Diversity-Carlow Chamber of Commerce Awards 2008