EVENTS Greater Accra

Announcing the first festival for young filmmakers in Ghana!

Firebead Media in partnership with the Department of Archaeology &  Heritage Studies (School of Arts, University of Ghana),NAFTI and the U.S. Embassy present bɛnpaali young filmmakers festival. This unique partnership brings together arts and the academy to harness our heritage through storytelling.

bɛnpaali (connoting a new dawn in the Bulsa language) is a platform for filmmakers between the ages of 15-30 from diver ethnic, gender, sexual, class, and religious backgrounds to bring to light issues that matter to them, whilst connecting emerging artists with those that are more seasoned from both Ghana and the United States.  The 3-day festival from 4-6 June 2015 will comprise interactive workshops, keynote presentations, screenings and awards.

              What matters to you? Shoot and Share!

        The theme for this year’s festival is Stories that Matter.

          The deadline for submission of films is 1 May,2015.

bɛnpaali features some of Ghana’s accomplished and rising artists and scholars including: Ivan Quashigah (The Things We Do For Love),Kofi Asamoah (Boys Kasa), Jim Awindoor (NAFTI  lecturer, documentarian),Esther Armah (radio host The Spin, journalist, playwright). And the list is growing.



bɛnpaali offers a platform for sponsors who recognize the importance of heritage and showcasing young artists.

For more Information

To sponsor the Festival

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