03 June 2024

THE NGO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL 2024: A Convergence of Cinema and Global Causes

Festival • News

The NGO International Film Festival has proudly announced its esteemed jury for the 2024 edition, a diverse group of individuals united by their dedication to cinema and social advocacy. This year’s festival themes—Immigration, Indigenous Knowledge, and Ecological Protection—are not only timely but also resonate with the global challenges we face today.

The jury, comprising ten distinguished members from various cultural and professional backgrounds, is set to bring a wealth of experience and insight to the festival. Akiko Iwase from Japan, Kirstie Kwarteng from Ghana, Avishan Chanani, who represents both Iran and America, and David Girling from England, are among the notable names.

Joining them are Tambay Obenson, with roots in Nigeria and the US, Osai Ojigho from Nigeria, Themrise Khan from Pakistan, Anna Macdonald from the UK, Victor Ochen from Uganda, and Bunhom Chhorn, who brings perspectives from both Australia and Cambodia.

Each member has been chosen for their unique perspective on the festival’s themes, ensuring a rich and varied discourse. The festival is poised to be a platform where cinema not only entertains but also educates and inspires action towards the pressing issues of immigration, the preservation of indigenous knowledge, and the protection of our fragile ecosystems.

As the world continues to grapple with these complex issues, the NGO International Film Festival stands as a beacon of hope and a testament to the power of film to enact change. The 2024 jury is ready to embark on this cinematic journey, promising an event that will leave a lasting impact on audiences and the global community alike.