Newton Aduaka, the famous Nigerian born filmmaker and the first and only Nigerian filmmaker so far to win the highly coveted Golden Yennenga Stallion (Grand Prize) Panafrican Film and Television Festival of Ouagadougou (FESPACO) and other notable prizes is the only Nigerian filmmaker to be featured at the 10th African Film Festival of Cordoba-FCAT in Spain from 11th to the 19th of October. His latest feature length film "One Man’s Show" is a must see at the film festival that will screen 66 films selected from 31 different countries and hosting over 50 filmmakers and producers that would be happy to be interviewed.
Aduaka is famous for his multiple award winning films including "On the edge", the best short film at the 8th African Film Festival of Milan in 1998 and at FESPACO 1999. His first feature film, "Rage" became the first wholly independently financed film by a black filmmaker in the history of British cinema to be released at theaters in the UK and it won several awards at film festivals. His next major success was "Ezra", which the California Newsreel described as the first film to give an African perspective on the disturbing phenomenon of abducting child soldiers into the continent's recent civil wars. "Ezra" had a successful world premiere at the 2007 Sundance Film Festival and screened "Not Selected" in Critics' Week at Cannes and won numerous awards, including the Golden Yennenga Stallion (Grand Prize) at the 2007 FESPACO.
Nigerians Report Online and The Nation newspapers are the only Nigerian news media channels covering the film festival.
The African Film Festival of Cordoba-FCAT has been challenging the widespread stereotypical images of the continent for a decade now, placing itself as the only festival in Spain showcasing these cinemas. In order to better represent the multicultural reality of these countries, the programme includes over 60 films made in 24 different countries, not just by Africans in the continent but also, in the diaspora, as well as those made by Europeans that are approaching African narratives.
After eight years in Tarifa (Cadiz), the festival – organised by the NGO Al Tarab, and sponsored by the City Council of Cordoba- moved to this Caliphal city, whose streets reveal an Arab heritage that emerged as the best space to welcome also film titles from the Middle East. In this 10th edition, Cordoba cements its place as the city hosting this unique platform in Spain showcasing African and Middle Eastern cinemas. During these nine days, Cordoba will be able to walk on Africa and the Arab world, rekindling indeed a heritage that is particularly notorious in Andalusia.
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