Wherever you are in the world, and whether you are reading this at film school, in your basement, secret laboratory or elsewhere: WE WANT YOUR FILM

The second Lights, Camera, AFRICA!!! (LCA) Film Festival takes place in the vibrant city of Lagos, Nigeria, from 28th September to 1st October 2012, with the theme “Shine Your Eye”.

Against a background of political movements, seismic and even incremental shifts across the African continent in the past year, we have witnessed a spreading spirit of community mobilisation with the growth of ‘Occupy’ movements, each one emboldening the ones that come after. This growing sense of urgency has fuelled the courage of ordinary citizens to actively participate in change that proves to be inevitable. ‘Shine Your Eye’ – a Nigerian pidgin English phrase used to encourage awareness – embodies the resolve of the active citizen asking questions, seeking answers and possessing their space.

LCA 2012 brings you the very best of the brightest ideas in African cinema, and this year we introduce a prize for Festival Favourite.

The start date for entries is 16th  July 2012, and you can send us your films via post to LCA 2012 Film Festival, Block A1 – A10, Suite 306, Sura Shopping Complex, Simpson Street, Lagos. You can find the online form for entries and all necessary information at

Please note that films need to have been made after January 2011, and must be received by us on or before 30th August 2012.

We look forward to watching your films.

This message is brought to you by the Life House Team. For more information, email or call +234 703 403 0683.



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