Thursday, May 19, 2016

GIDI in cinemas 24th June. Produced and Directed by Femi Odugbemi





SYNOPSIS: “Akin is an indulged playboy from an affluent family who accidentally meets an interesting beauty in an unpredictable place. Nkem is a beautiful, confident but unusual young lady who devotes herself to her work as a community volunteer in the belly of the city’s worst slum. Their romantic encounter drags them both into a whirlwind experience that questions everything they know and unravels their world.”





GIDI BLUES is a feature film project by CUT24 Productions, Produced and Directed by award-winning filmmaker Femi Odugbemi, featuring a stellar cast and crew of the best and brightest of Nollywood. It is an unusual love story in a Lagos-state-of-mind!  It is high-quality entertainment with humour, music, drama and suspense. Filmed in iconic Lagos locations like Idumota market, Makoko, Victoria Island, Isale Eko, Lekki and Freedom Park, Broad Street. GIDI BLUES showcases Lagos city and the unique energy of its people. “Las GIDI” is the affectionate swag name of this unpredictable city where anything can happen…and it often does.
•GIDI BLUES also seeks to inspire young people to give back through community volunteer work. Makoko, the fishing slum under the 3rd Mainland bridge, is where our lead characters find meaning in their lives as they volunteer as teachers and also start a book club for the disadvantaged children of the community.

•GIDI BLUES is high-quality entertainment featuring award-winning superstars including: BANKY W., GIDEON OKEKE, HAUWA ALLAHBURA, LEPACIOUS BOSE, DANIEL LLOYD, TINA MBA and BUKI WRIGHT and singer/songwriter ADUKE!



Femi Odugbemi -Director/Producer

Monday, May 16, 2016

The Movie MEN in TROUBLE by Paul Omoruyi


Synopsis
Men in Trouble is a Romantic Drama that exposes the common issues that affect marriages. In this movie, an intruder is bent on causing havoc in every home leaving every man he comes across in serious trouble. Obinna a well behaved and very responsible man is faced with series of seductive acts with  his wife's younger sister Pat, who is secretly bent on putting every man under her control for the love of money and power as she must get what she want. This result is to a frame up and hell is let loose.  The  movie starts Kelechi Udegbe, Seun Akindele, Mary Uche, Damilola Awosemo, Gregory Ojeifua, Prisca Iwuoha and Eric Obinna. The movie is a PSI Multimedia production, Produced and Directed by Paul Omoruyi with support from Kehinde Clement films (co- Producer).




About The Director.
Paul Omoruyi is a Trained Artist and a Multimedia professional born in the 70s, He attended Federal Polytechnic, Auchi was he majored in Painting from the school of Art & Design. He went on to study Multimedia in NIIT Benin after which he moved to Lagos to work in Lagos as a Graphic Artist in some Print media Houses and Advertising Agencies before finally starting his own media company PSI Multimedia Ltd in 2009.
He ventured into filmmaking in 2011 and since then he has Produced and Directed five movies which include Jambitos Bag (short)2011, Love is not Enough (feature)2012, The Mind Game (short)2013, An indecent Past (feature)2013, Aisha(short)2014. His recent attempt which is his 6th movie titled MEN IN TROUBLEis set to be released in cinema nation-wide soon

Pau Omoruyi is the CEO of PSI Multimedia Ltd, He is happily married to his wife Precious  with two beautiful daughters Michelle and Victory.

Paul Omoruyi

Africa Movie Academy announces full list of 2016 Nominations

The president of this year’s AMAA jury, Shaibu Husseini, announced the nominations in 26 categories at a media event in Lagos.
According to Husseini, AMAA received over 420 films from filmmakers across 25 African countries of which 250 feature films and eight short films were nominated by the jury.
However, competing for the best film slot are Dry (Nigeria), Ayanda (South Africa), Tell Me Sweet Something (South Africa), The Cursed One (Ghana), Fifty (Nigeria), Eye of the Storm (Burkina Faso), La Pagne (Niger) and Behind Closed Doors (Morocco).
On 14 May, 2016 Mr Shaibu Hussein announced the AMAA 2016 Nominations in Ikeja Lagos. The Board of Jurors will meet in June 2016 to decide winners of each category.
1. EFERE OZAKO AMAA 2016 AWARD FOR BEST SHORT FILM
1. Encounter – Nigeria
2. Le Chemin – Cote De Voire
3. Blood Taxi - Nigeria
4. Meet The Parents – Nigeria/Canada
5. Nourah The Holy Light – Burkina Faso
6. Ireti – Nigeria
7. Life of a Nigerian Couple – Nigeria
2. AMAA 2016 AWARD FOR BEST ANIMATION
1. The Pencil – Burkina Faso
2. The Peculiar Life of a Spider – Ghana
3. Funsie Fast Fingers – Nigeria
4. Lazare Sie Pale – Burkina Faso
3. AMAA 2016 AWARD FOR BEST DOCUMENTARY
1, My Fathers Funeral – Cameroon
2. Nollywood – Nigeria
3. Tchindas- Cape Verde
4. The Fruitless Tree – Niger
5. Runs ‘I too Seek The Horizon’ – Nigeria/UK
6. Camera/Woman – Morocco
4. OUSMANE SEMBENE AMAA 2016 AWARD FOR BEST FILM IN AN AFRICAN LANGUAGE
1. Brotherhood Eye – Mali
2. Bala Bala Sese – Uganda
3. Missing God – Nigeria
4. Cursed Treasure – Ghana
5. Wako – Uganda
6. Daggers of Life (Agbe Fe Akumehewo) - Ghana
5. MICHAEL ANYIAM OSIGWE AMAA 2016 AWARD FOR BEST FILM BY AN AFRICAN LIVING ABROAD:
1. Lambadina – Ethiopia/USA
2. Skinned – Liberia/USA
3. LAPD African Cop – USA/Nigeria
4. Boxing Day – USA/Nigeria
5. MONA – Nigeria/UK
6. AMAA 2016 AWARD FOR BEST DIASPORA SHORT
1. Lines - USA
2. Raptors - USA
3. Across The Track - USA
7. AMAA 2016 AWARD FOR BEST DIASPORA DOCUMENTARY
1. Can You Dig This- USA
2. America’s Blues - USA
3. Spirits of Rebellion - USA
8. AMAA 2016 AWARD FOR BEST DIASPORA FEATURE
1. America Is Still the Place - USA
2. Ben & Ara - USA
3. Luv Don’t Live Here - USA
9. AMAA 2016 AWARD FOR ACHIEVEMENT IN PRODUCTION DESIGN
1. The Cursed One - Ghana
2. Soldiers Story - Nigeria
3. Ayanda- South Africa
4. Missing God - Nigeria
5. Out of Luck- Nigeria
10. AMAA 2016 ACHIEVEMENT IN COSTUME DESIGN
1. Eye of the storm
2. Oshimiri
3. The Cursed One
4. Ayanda
5. Soldiers Story
11. AMAA 2016 AWARD FOR ACHIEVEMENT IN MAKE-UP
1. Oshimiri
2. The Cursed One
3. Missing God
4. Soldiers Story
12. AMAA 2016 AWARD FOR ACHIEVEMENT IN SOUNDTRACK
1. O-Town - Nigeria
2. Tell Me Sweet Something – South Africa
3. The Cursed One - Ghana
4. Hear me Move – South Africa
5. Le Pagne- Niger
13. AMAA 2016 AWARD FOR ACHIEVEMENT IN VISUAL EFFECT
1. Hear me Move - South Africa
2. Oshimiri - Nigeria
3. Stupid Movie – Nigeria
4. House Arrest – Uganda
5. Soldiers Story – Nigeria
14. AMAA 2016 AWARD FOR ACHIEVEMENT IN SOUND
1. Eye of the Storm- Burkina Faso
2. Fifty - Nigeria
3. The Cursed One - Ghana
4. Behind Closed Doors - Morocco
5. Falling - Nigeria
6. Rebecca- Ghana
15. AMAA 2016 AWARD FOR ACHIEVEMENT IN CINEMATOGRAPHY
1. The Cursed one
2. Eye of the Storm
3. Ayanda
4. Tell me Sweet Something
5. Fifty
16. AMAA 2016 AWARD FOR ACHIEVEMENT IN EDITING
1. Behind Closed Doors
2. Rebecca
3. The Cursed One
4. Eye of the Storm
5. Hear me Move
17. AMAA 2016 AWARD FOR ACHIEVEMENT IN SCREEN PLAY
1. The Cursed One
2. Tell me Sweet Something
3. The Visit
4. Eye of the Storm
5. Beyond Blood
18. AMAA 2016- RIVERS STATE GOVERNMENT ENDOWED AWARD FOR BEST NIGERIAN FILM
1. Beyond Blood
2. Dry
3. Fifty
4. Missing God
5. Falling
6. O’Town
19. AMAA 2016 AWARD FOR BEST YOUNG/ PROMISING ACTOR
1. Nyanso Dzedze – Hear Me Move
2. Ophelia Klenam Dzidzornu – The Cursed One
3. Zubaidat Ibrahim Fagge – Dry
4. Ifu Ennada – O’Town
5. Eve Esin – Oshimiri
20. AMAA 2016 AWARD FOR BEST ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE
1. Joseph Otsiman – The Cursed One
2. Uti Nwachukwu – Breathless
3. Abidine Dioari – Eye of the Storm
4. Odunlade Adekola – Taxi Driver
5. Kenneth Nkosi – Ayanda
6. Thomas Gumede- Tell Me Sweet Something
21. AMAA 2016 AWARD FOR BEST ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE
1. Thishiwe Ziqubu – Tell me Sweet Something
2. Maureen Okpoko – Missing God
3. Ijeoma Grace Agu – Jimi Bendel/ Taxi Driver
4. Bontte Modiselle – Hear Me Move
5. Nthati Moshesh – Ayanda
6. Linda Ejiofor– Out of Luck
22. AMAA 2016 AWARD FOR BEST ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE
1. Oris Erhuero – The Cursed One
2. OC Ukeje – Ayanda
3. Fragass Assande – Eye of the Storm
4. Masego ‘Maps’ Maponyane – Tell me Sweet Something
5. Daniel k. Daniel – Soldiers Story
6. Biuferi Yakoubi – La Pagne
23. AMAA 2016 AWARD FOR BEST ACTRESS IN A LEADING ROLE
1. Zineb Odeib – Behind Closed Doors
2. Adesua Etomi- Falling
3. Fulu Mugovhani – Ayanda
4. Maimouna N’Daiye – Eye of the Storm
5. Iretiola Doyle, Dakore Egbuson, Nse Ikpe Etim, Omoni Oboli – Fifty
6. Nomzamo Mbatha – Tell me Sweet Something
24. AMAA 2016 AWARD FOR BEST FIRST FEATURE FILM BY A DIRECTOR
1. MONA - Anthony Abuah
2. Beyond Blood – Greg Odutayo
3. 8 Bars and A Clef- Chioma Onyenwe
25. AMAA 2016 AWARD FOR BEST DIRECTOR
1. Nana Obiri-Yeboah- The Cursed One
2. Biyi Bandele- Fifty
3. Sekou Toure- Eye of the Storm
4. Sara Blecher- Ayanda
5. Moussa Hamadou Djingarey- La Pagne
6. Stephanie Linus - Dry
7. Akin Omotoso - Tell me Sweet Something
8. Mohammed Ahed Bensouda – Behind Closed Doors
26. AMAA 2016 AWARD FOR BEST FILM
1. The Cursed One - Ghana
2. Fifty – Nigeria
3. Eye of the Storm - Burkina Faso
4. Ayanda – South Africa
5. La Pagne- Niger
6. Dry – Nigeria
7. Tell me Sweet Something- South Africa
8. Behind Closed Doors- Morocco

Thursday, May 5, 2016

The film ATM set to premiere : Produced by Lancelot Oduwa Imasuen



The Movie ATM is set to premiere on the 6th of May,2016 at Silverbird Cinemas Victoria Island Lagos,Red Carpet starts 5.00pm. 

THE SYNOPSIS

ATM is a romantic comedy that tells the story of a greedy young man, played by Alexx, whose search for greener pastures involves getting himself in a love scam with a white woman. He plans with his girlfriend to get married to the white lady in other to get a chance to travel abroad. Things however get out of hand when the white bride refuses to return to the UK claiming she likes it better in Nigeria.





Oyibo Princes,Yvoune Jegede,Francis Odega ,Alex Ekubo



Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Cannes to pay a tribute to Robert De Niro- With special screening ‘Hands of Stone’


Monday, May, 16th, the Festival de Cannes will welcome Robert De Niro in the Grand Theatre Lumière of the Palais des Festivals for a unique and special screening in Official Selection of Hands of Stone  by Venezuelan director Jonathan Jakubowicz.
The movie is about the common history of Panamanian boxer Roberto Duràn (Edgar Ramírez) and manager and coach Ray Arcel (Robert De Niro) who is going to take him to the highest worldwide successes of the ring in the '70s and '80s, including legendary fights against Sugar Ray Leonard.

“I’m excited to be coming back to Cannes especially with this movie Hands of Stone  that I’m so proud of, said Robert De Niro. This movie is uplifting, triumphant and a good time for audiences, so I’m looking forward to seeing my friends from across the world of cinema in joining us for this fun event.”




Hands of Stone  is produced and distributed by the Weinstein Company. Harvey Weinstein declared: “Hands of Stone  is vintage De Niro. Anyone wh‎o knows Bob, knows what a passion he has for boxing and his huge input into this movie made it very realistic and smart. On behalf of the company, we are thrilled that the Festival de Cannes chose to honor Bob this year with a special screening. It promises to be a fun time and a fantastic night to pay tribute to one of the great men of our industry.”

At nearly 50, Janet Jackson 'expecting first child'



Pop star Janet Jackson is pregnant with her first child at the age of 49.
Janet, who is 50 on May 16, is now expecting a child with her husband Wissam Al Mana.


Sunday, May 1, 2016

SHORT FILM COMPETITION CANNES FILM FESTIVAL 2016



THE 2016 SHORT FILMS COMPETITION 
 

This year, the selection committee received 5,008 short films – 458 more than in 2015.
The 2016 Short Films Competition comprises ten films, mostly from Europe and Latin America, with one representative from Asia and one from Africa.

These films are all in the running for the 2016 Short Film Palme d’or, to be awarded by Naomi Kawase, President of the Jury, at the official award ceremony of the 69th Festival de Cannes on 22th May.


THE SHORT FILMS COMPETITION



Lotfi ACHOUR
LA LAINE SUR LE DOS
(Law of Lamb) 
Tunisia, France
15’




Sara DUNLOP
DREAMLANDS
United-Kingdom
14’




Juanjo GIMENEZ
TIMECODE
Spain
15’




Raymund RIBAY
GUTIERREZ
IMAGO
Philippines
15’




Simón MESA SOTO
MADRE
(Mother)
Sweden, Colombia
14’




João Paulo MIRANDA MARIA
A MOÇA QUE DANÇOU COM O DIABO
(The Girl who Danced with the Devil)
Brazil
14’




Félix MOATI
APRÈS SUZANNE
France
15’




Catalin ROTARU,
Gabi Virginia SARGA
4:15 P.M. SFARSITUL LUMII
(4:15 P.M. The End of the World)
Romania
15’




Farnoosh SAMADI,
Ali ASGARI
IL SILENZIO
(The Silence)
Italy
15’




Simon VAHLNE
FIGHT ON A SWEDISH BEACH!!
Sweden
14’












THE 2016 CINÉFONDATION SELECTION 
 

To mark its 19th year, the Cinéfondation Selection has chosen 18 films (14 works of fiction and 4 animations), from among the 2,300 works submitted this year by film schools from all over the world. Fifteen countries from three continents are represented.

Seven of the films selected come from schools taking part for the first time, and it is also the first time that a film school from Venezuela has reached the selection stage. More than half of this edition's movies are directed by women, with 10 out of the 18 films selected.

The three Cinéfondation prizes will be awarded at a ceremony preceding the screening of the prize-winning films on Friday 20th May in the Buñuel Theatre.


 
THE CINÉFONDATION SELECTION







Hamid AHMADI 
IN THE HILLS
The London Film School
UK
21'




Mounia AKL 
SUBMARINE 
Columbia University School of the Arts
USA
21'




Nadja ANDRASEV
A NYALINTÁS NESZE 
(The Noise of Licking)
Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design
Hungary
09'




Alexandru BADEA
TOATE FLUVIILE CURG ÎN MARE
(All Rivers Run to the Sea)
UNATC "I. L. Caragiale"
Romania
24'




Mélody
BOULISSIÈRE
AILLEURS 
(Somewhere)
École nationale supérieure des Arts Décoratifs
France 
06'




Anna CAZENAVE CAMBET
GABBER LOVER
La Fémis
France
13'




Jac CLINCH
THE ALAN DIMENSION
NFTS
UK
08'




Alexandre GILMET
 
POUBELLE
(Trash)
INSAS
Belgium
19'




Marta HERNAIZ PIDAL
DOBRO
(Fine)
Sarajevo Film Academy - film.factory programme 
Bosnia and Herzegovina
15'




Michael LABARCA
LA CULPA, PROBABLEMENTE
(The Guilt, Probably)
Universidad de Los Andes 
Venezuela
14'




Ernesto MARTÍNEZ BUCIO
LAS RAZONES DEL MUNDO
(The Reasons in the World)
Centro de Capacitación Cinematográfica
Mexico
37'




PARK Young-ju
1 KILOGRAM
Korea National University of Arts
Republic of Korea
29'




Fereshteh PARNIAN
 ARAM
Université Lumière Lyon 2
France
17'




Saurav RAI
GUDH
(Nest)
Satyajit Ray Film & Television Institute
India
28'




Laura SAMANI
LA SANTA CHE DORME
(The Sleeping Saint)
Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia
Italy
19'




Remo SCHERRER
BEI WIND UND WETTER
(Whatever the Weather)
Hochschule Luzern - Design & Kunst
Switzerland
11'




Or SINAI
ANNA
The Sam Spiegel Film & TV School
Israel
24'




Malena VAIN
BUSINESS
Universidad del Cine
Argentina
20'