Africa International Film Festival

The screen adaption of Half of a Yellow Sun, Chimamanda Adichie's novel about the Nigerian civil war was expected to open the third edition of the Africa International Film Festival (AFRIFF). But it was announced at the beginning of October that it will not have its African debut at the festival after all.

The film, which had its enthusiastic world premier at the Toronto Film Festival in September, will be replaced either by the South African film Of Good Report or by Mother of George by the Nigerian film maker Andrew Dosunmu.

The final lineup for the festival is now 22 feature-length films mainly from Nigeria and South Africa, with a sprinkling from Angola, Mozambique and Senegal. There are 16 documentaries, 24 shorts from nine African countries, as well as from the diaspora in the UK and US, and eight students' shorts, all from Nigeria. To see the full list see the AFRIFF website.

The festival is held at Calabar, east of Port Harcourt.

Half of a Yellow Sun made its European debut at the London film festival from 19-20 Oct.

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