The four-day festival ran from March 17-20, 2022 simultaneously in Ibadan and Lagos, Nigeria, as well as virtually.
The festival opened physically in Lagos at ‘Viva Cinemas, Ikeja’ and in Ibadan at ‘Thursday Film Series Club, University of Ibadan’, while it ended on March 20, 2022 in Lagos at ‘Impact Hub Lagos ‘ in Lagos, and Thursday Film Club series, University of Ibadan’ in Ibadan.
TAFM screened 23 films in competition, and the goal of the theme “Less is More” was achieved after viewing beautiful films of the members made with little or no budget.
Owen Olowu’s ‘Songs of Ubong’ won the Grand Cheese (Best Film) award, Olabode Izy’s ‘The Samaritan’ received People’s Choice Cheese and ‘Reflections’ written by Kelvin Amamize and directed by Tosan Anyafulu won received the ‘ Best Screenplay Award and special recognition for “A Boy’s Tale” directed by Twamsen Danaan. A beautiful film highly recommended by the Director of the Festival.
In addition to the selected films, the festival organized special screenings of 3 award-winning films which we called “Cheese Picks”. The first was “Eyimofe” by Chuko & Ari Esiri, which screened on opening night at Viva Cinemas Ikeja; followed by a question-and-answer session with one of the directors; Chuko Esiri and actress Cynthia Ebijie.
The festival hosted around 100 participants in Lagos and 50 participants in Ibadan on the opening and closing nights. Our virtual screenings have had many watch parties.