Gambian filmmakers invited for 14th edition of Clap Ivoire
On the invitation extended to The Gambia by the National Office of Film, under the Ministry of Tourism and Culture of the Republic of Ivory Coast to participate in the forthcoming Clap Ivoire Film Festival 2014, scheduled to take place later in September this year in Ivory Coast, the National Centre for Arts and Culture has once again implored filmmakers in The Gambia to participate and showcase their creativity talents.
Addressing reporters last Thursday afternoon at the NCAC’s office in Banjul, Sheik Omar Jallow, director of Performing Arts and Literature explained the importance of the festival to the Gambian filmmakers and the industry in general.
He noted that this year is the 14th edition of the festival, which aims among other things, to develop creativity and identify talents of young filmmakers, who have the passion to promote and further the career of filmmaking, as well as encourage new techniques of broadcasting, by creating a framework for exchange and meeting professionals.
Hence this is the second edition for The Gambia to participate in the event, Jallow therefore called on all filmmakers to come out and participate in the NCAC organised orientation, scheduled for midday Wednesday, June 18th, at the National Centre for Arts and Culture.
He further stated that the orientation is meant to give first hand information to all filmmakers that would like their works to be censored and selected for the final of the festival, later this year in Ivory Coast.
According to him, there is no exception in terms of participation, hence it is open for all aspiring and amateur filmmakers residing in The Gambia. “The required films for the festival include fictions and documentaries films and should not be more than 13 minutes,” he disclosed.
Jallow added that selected films would be a commercial product and subtitled in French language.