The Black Star Film Festival kicked off yesterday in grand style under the theme, “Connecting Cultures Through Film”
The opening ceremony which was held at Alliance Francaise was a beautifully rich experience.
The dancers were amazing, telling the story of the Ghanaian movie industry in the most beautiful way!
Juliet Yaa Asantewaa Asante, an actress and the Director of the Black Star International Film Festival (BSIFF) gave an extraordinary opening speech leaving us with a phrase that we will always remember…
“Content is the new Oil”
The Deputy Minister for Tourists, Art and Culture gave us hope of the plans the Ghanaian Government has in paying more attention to the Movie Industry and channelling resources to make sure that the industry is revived in a way that will mean no turning back!!
Other dignitaries including a representative from the French Embassy and a representative from the Rockefeller Foundation who showed us an interesting short film that showed us how agriculture in Ethiopia first started as a form of subsistence farming and now families are getting to export their produce to make enough to build better lives for themselves.
The Opening movie for the night, Nirvana, directed by Richard Governor Owusu was an aptly chosen film that was so appealing and thought-provoking, it sparked off lively debates from the audience, obviously giving us a hint of how engaging and interesting the rest of the Festival is going to be for the next few days.
Many industry players including the well-known faces of actors and actresses we have seen on our screens over the years till now, all came to show their support for this innovative and very relevant initiative to spark more interest and learn more about the film industry!
This is the movie screening schedule for the next few days!
Visit their website: Black Star Film Festival to register for the various sessions now!