The festival yarns the theme “Tech in Film: Exploring the Role of Technology in Filmmaking in Africa.”
The festival will feature a broad selection of films from around the world that demonstrate the inventive use of technology in filmmaking, as well as workshops and panel discussions on the newest film technology trends.
Other events planned for BSIFF include a music concert, a film museum, and an esports tournament.
The festival will conclude with an awards banquet honoring the greatest films shown.
Philippa Bentuma Arthur, the festival’s director on August 23, 2023, stated during the occasion that the theme symbolizes BSIFF’s commitment to honoring developments in African cinema and pushing for an industry that continuously pushes its creative frontiers.
Ms. Juliet Asante, CEO of the National Film Authority and Founder of BSIFF, underlined in her lecture that filmmakers must embrace technology in order to stay relevant in the future.
The event saw attendees including the Ambassador of the European Union to Ghana, H.E. Irchad Razaaly, who emphasized the EU’s continued support for the filmmaking sector and creative industries in Ghana, aiming to create more opportunities for the youth.
The festival welcomes filmmakers, producers, distributors, and other industry stakeholders to participate. The official festival program and ticket information can be accessed on the BSIFF website at www.bsiff.org.
The 8th BSIFF is being supported by several organizations including the European Union, Mann Robinson Distribution, WiFlix, Indie Rights, Tecno Ghana, Silverbird Cinemas, Spanish Embassy, NAFTI, University of Ghana School of Performing Arts, Infocus BCW, CompuGhana, the National Film Authority, Black Market Records, Hype.Flix, Ghana Cinema Week, Goethe Institut, GHMovieFreak, and Elewa TV.