For Immediate release

The Black Star International Film Institute is excited to announce the 2019 Official Selection for the Black International Film Festival.

We take this opportunity to thank all filmmakers who submitted to the festival and to congratulate those who made the difficult cut this year. Many great films were submitted from all over the world, however, as expected, only few could be selected for the festival.

We also take the opportunity to thank our hardworking Jury for successfully completing this tedious process.

In total, twenty-seven (27) films were selected into competition in seven categories namely; Documentary, Short Film, Feature Film, Women in Film, Student Film, Africa Rising and Animation. Two (2) more films were selected into a non-competitive category for special screening.

Kindly see full selection list attached.

All films will be premiering for the first time in Ghana during the festival.

Special congratulations to our opening films; ‘Nirvana’ by William Kojo Agbeti (Ghana) and ‘Life In My Shoe’ by Wimana Beatrice (Uganda) and closing film; The Game Changers, the highly anticipated movie from producer Louie Psihoyos (and Executive Producers including James Cameron, Jackie Chan and Arnold Schwarzenegger)

Black Star International Film Festival (BSIFF) 2019 is scheduled to take off from 20th to 26th August 2019.

This year, the festival runs as an official Year of Return 2019 event and offers a wide range of activities including workshops, panel sessions, a content market, a music concert, awards night and daily film screenings all happening in the city of Accra-Ghana.


Lukman B.L. Issah

Head, P.R and Communications

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