For the first time, the EU Film Festival will run in 4 cities of Sierra Leone: Freetown, Makeni, Bo and Kenema and will be an amazing opportunity to watch film talent not only from Europe but also several local movies on diverse topics related to the rights of the child.
Indeed, the Festival will celebrate 30 years of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child and therefore be a major cultural channel to raise awareness on issues and commitments around the rights of the child in Sierra Leone and across the world.
The EU is proudly partnering with UNICEF to showcase artworks made by children from all over Sierra Leone on the theme "The Sierra Leone that We want", which will be on display in the screening venues throughout the week of the festival, including in several schools and universities.
The British film Jellyfish will open the Festival on the 15th of November at the British Council and the film maker James Gardner will be in attendance as a special guest.
James will also deliver a masterclass on 22 November at Limkokwing University Library Hall. Two other film producers will also deliver a masterclass: Ama Ampadu, the producer from Lamb and John Solo, the film director and producer of Kid Miners.
The master class programme will be followed by guests from the Sierra Leone Producers Guild, Directors Guild, Actors Guild, Screen Writers, Guild Cinematographers Guild and students.