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Sierra Leone
International
Film Festival

April 13-18, 2013

The SIERRA LEONE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL is growing quickly and the filmmaking community needs your support!

Please contribute by coming out to view the films and watching some fantastic international and local films! All tickets include raffle for festival drawings held throughout the festival.

Want to volunteer? We need you: SLIFFestival@gmail.com

Festival Schedule:

TICKETS: Prices listed are for individual events. You may buy a pass for the entire festival for le 80,000. Tickets and passes available at BLISS and 12 White St. For tickets only you may also buy in the east at Visual Arts Studio.

Opening Night
Peace Memorial Park at Cotton Tree
le 15,000

7:30pm

Say Grace Before Drowning

International Short film

Dir- Nikiyatu Jusu (diaspora SL)

A beautiful short receiving many accolades. After meeting her SL refugee mother for the first time in six years, 8 year old Hawa is forced to coexist with a woman teetering on the brink of sanity.

Celluloid Man

International Feature Film

A brand new documentary that has played this years most prestigious film festivals. We are honored to present it as this years opening film. P.K. Nair, the founder of India’s National Film Archive has collected film not only from India but around the world. Through this epic documentary we can watch the history of film unfold as we reflect on what it means to remember and preserve history.

TICKETS: Prices listed are for individual events. You may buy a pass for the entire festival for le 80,000. Tickets and passes available at BLISS and 12 White St. For tickets only you may also buy in the east at Visual Arts Studio.

Maitta Conference Center at the Yuyi building
le 1,000 per showing

11pm

Marriage Vows

Sierra Leonean City Film

Follows a women through marriage to a man with some mental health issues and various marriage problems. Will it be a happy match?

1:30pm

Blazer

Sierra Leonean Horror Film

An adopted girl (from space) has some interesting habits. When her new family goes on a camping trip something goes very wrong.

4pm

Wrong Sacrifice

Sierra Leonean Village Film

Set in Timne land, two elders battle over the ownership of land and who must sacrifice to keep it.

6pm

Secret Murderer

Sierra Leonean City Film

A Supdee production. After a girl is hit by a car and taken in by the man responsible several lives are ended. Are these deaths as straightforward as they seem or is there more to the story?

8pm

Deep in the Game

Sierra Leonean Action Film

In true Hollywood style deep in the game features drugs, guns, boat chases and action action action!

BLISS
le 20,000

7:30pm

Support We En We Go Be

International Short Film

Produced by Purple Field Productions and Street Invest. This short documentary shows the lives of several.

Beasts of the Southern Wild

International Feature Film

One of the most nominated films last year around the world. This independent feature began as a low budget independent film but its heart and story quickly caught on and became the must see film of the year. Don’t miss this chance to see the heart warming tale of six year old Hushpuppie, who lives with her dad in ‘the bathtub’. An epic gorgeous tale about growing up, living and our time on the planet.

TICKETS: Prices listed are for individual events. You may buy a pass for the entire festival for le 80,000. Tickets and passes available at BLISS and 12 White St. For tickets only you may also buy in the east at Visual Arts Studio.

American Embassy

Opening of the Festival Archives and Filmmakers Public Library and Resource Center

A collaboration between the American Embassy with Ambassador Michael Owen and SLIFF

Let us know if you would like to donate additional materials. We are always happy to add to filmmaking knowledge!

Starco
le 6,000 for the entire evening

6pm

M'Pora

Sierra Leonean Village Film

In the 1800s this was the crime of the century. A woman gives birth. The evil women of the village convince her she gave birth to a dog. The consequences are serious, are they reversible?

8pm

Deadly Misfortune 2

Sierra Leonean Comedy

A follow up to last years comedy winner! A fun SL comedy featuring some top Salone comedians.

10pm

Kei

International

Copper Pot Pictures

Kei Kamara, a celebrated footballer returns to SL to play with his home team Leone Stars and help elevate the team to another level. Will they win their qualifying match? Kei is currently on loan to Norwich and has just scored his first goal!!
Screening is followed by festival highlights hype and hoopla!!

12am

Return of Gina

Sierra Leonean Horror Film

A women half demon, half human now has a daughter with similar powers. Together they must fight the underworld to save the present time.

TICKETS: Prices listed are for individual events. You may buy a pass for the entire festival for le 80,000. Tickets and passes available at BLISS and 12 White St. For tickets only you may also buy in the east at Visual Arts Studio.

Ark Community Center at Robert St
le 1,000

11am

Secret Courage

Sierra Leonean City Film

A man is hit by a bike and doesn't want to see his wife. Life in the city plays out for some couples and friends around Freetown.

1:30pm

Sara Lee

Sierra Leonean Comedy

Famous comedian Sara the great stars in this zany comedic romp.

4pm

State Crime 2

Sierra Leonean Action Film

A follow up of last years awards winning State Crime. Part 2 uses even more military action and effects to take you on a war journey. Interwoven with some personal tales this action film provides.

6pm

Dagadi

Sierra Leonean City Film

The police are investigating a case of murder. The case uncovers much more than expected! Secret clubs at the college, drug trafficking, murder and premonitions all play a part!

8pm

Refugee

Sierra Leonean Action Film

Refugee features a cast of 'thousands' and retells the story of the civil was from the perspective of some refugees forced to live in Guinea.

British Council
Free

6pm

Diamond Wahala

Sierra Leonean Comedy

A fisherman finds a treasure in a fish. The find sparks mayhem village wide and hilarity ensues. Desmond Finee in his first comedy feature!

8pm

Police Check Point

Sierra Leonean Comedy

Salone comedians take on the role of police and enforce the law. The land may never be the same again!

Bliss
le 20,000

7:30pm

Shadeism

International Short film

Q&A after the film featuring Fatou Wurie and the filmmaker in person!

Calypso Rose

International Feature Film

Second prize winner at this years FESPACO and a festival favorite! Calypso Rose is an uplifting musical documentary focusing on the world's #1 female Calypso singer. Full of music and the joy of performing along with a fierce female spirit Calypso Rose is not to be missed!

TICKETS: Prices listed are for individual events. You may buy a pass for the entire festival for le 80,000. Tickets and passes available at BLISS and 12 White St. For tickets only you may also buy in the east at Visual Arts Studio.

Ballanta Academy
Free

4pm

Dark Heaven

An SL city film

A boy reads a book given by his mother. The story comes to life in the film. But why has the mother given this book...?

7:30pm

Shorts Program

YUM YUM

Sierra Leonean Short Film

filmed over 6years, the film follows YumYum a street boy and several of his friends in their attempts to get off the streets. Come see the conclusion of where they are now!

FET YU CASE AN STOP VIOLENCE

Sierra Leonean Short Film

an excellent portrayal on stopping violence in domestic situations. 3 chapters from the upcoming mega film

GIRL RISING

International Short Film

Girl Rising follows brave girls from 9 different countries, including Sierra Leone, on their journey to maintain their education and the importance of educating girl children to the world.

British Council
Free

6pm

Secret Desire

Sierra Leonean City Film

Twin sisters. One meets the man of her dreams and one is obsessed with hers. Drama builds as the twin uses her looks for manipulations.

8pm

Beauty Curse

Sierra Leonean City Film

Beauty curse follows a hustler's attempts to go legit by putting together a beauty pageant like no other in Freetown. His ex-girlfriend turned super model returns to the country to assist. As they search for girls, many stories come to a crossroads at the pageant.

Big Warf at Mabela Field
Free

7:30pm

Kombra

International Short, Sierra Leonean Diaspora Filmmaker

A mother daughter relationship is put to the test. A Krio mommy (Kombra) and her daughter come to terms with what the other may need and learn to appreciate each other.

Baraka

International Feature

The ground breaking wordless documentary about landscapes of the earth and human experience. Shot over 10 years, in 27 different countries, using a camera developed specifically for the film, Baraka is a gorgeous film with unbelievable shots and luscious sound.

* The field is down warf almost to the water. If you would like to attend this awesome community screening, you have the option of calling us on 088959133 we will meet at PeeZed at prompt 6:45pm and can walk you to the field. After the screening we will be escorting people out to PeeZed as well.

TICKETS: Prices listed are for individual events. You may buy a pass for the entire festival for le 80,000. Tickets and passes available at BLISS and 12 White St. For tickets only you may also buy in the east at Visual Arts Studio.

Ark Community Center at Robert St
le 1,000

11am

Sobondo

Sierra Leonean Village Film

Cannibals and witches abound in this twist on the typical village film. Sure to be a cult classic.

1:30pm

Kasam

Sierra Leonean Village Film

Things are going wrong in the village. The village blames the devils. But the devils blame the witches. Who is really to blame in this war of black magic!

3:30pm

Blood Sacrifice

Sierra Leonean Village Film

British Council
le 30,000

7:00pm

AWARDS AWARDS AWARDS SHOW!!!

Winners will be announced for Best Village, City, Horror, Comedy and Action film. Best actor / actress and supporting actor/actress!

About The Festival:

The SIERRA LEONE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL is a grassroots film festival built through local and international efforts. Combining international films for learning and entertainment with the Sierra Leone film industries best.

The festival is contributing to filmmakers education through workshops and trainings, rebranding, tourism and livelihoods.  Check us on Twitter and Facebook for schedule and updates!

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Layna Fisher | SLIFFestival@gmail.com

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TourPass

The SLIFFmobile unit will be touring the provinces APRIL 20-28. We will be stoping in Makeni, Makali, Koidu Town, Kono and Tiwai Island! Contact SLIFFestival@gmail.com to join. You can come for the entire tour or for a special Independence weekend at Tiwai Island for $250. The trip includes food, lodging, transport to/from Freetown and boat to Tiwai!

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