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Yes We are back guys, Back with more activities and features for you. We have carefully selected 24 Films for one year just for you. So it means no stopping and no is a guaranteed civil and cultural interaction for 1 Year. So join us this Sunday the 18th of November, 2019 by 5:30pm as we launch the one year calendar starting with 3 short films with plenty to drink , Fun and networking 🍷, with special guest appearance by

Deji Ige (Poet),

Bobby Haruna (Contemporary Dance Artist)

Emil Biobelemoye H.G. (Film Maker).

#IICD-#Center # 4 Oguda Close Off Lake Chad Crescent Maitama . Abuja and IT IS FREE! Cocktail provided by U.S. Embassy Abuja


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Boda Boda Lounge 2018

Boda Boda Lounge is a cross-continental video art festival that will take place at over 15 spaces across the African continent from 16–18 November 2018. The Boda Boda Lounge festival is based on the conviction that video art can create exchanges between different contexts in Africa that allow both the transcending of physical boundaries and the creation of an intimate atmosphere for introspection and contemplation. As part of this year's screening, the project expands its wings to engage within the everyday practice of artists and the medium of video in each context.

This year IICD-Center will host the Festival from the 16th to the 18th opening by 6 pm prompt. Screening continues other days by 10 am to 6 pm until 18th, November 2018.

Conversation around the festival will be moderated by Osi Otsemobor Associated Curator, IICD-Center, Abuja in Conversation with Romeo Shagba (Video Artist) and Amarachi Okafor ( Installation Artists and Curator)

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Showing this Sunday 22nd April 2018.
Venue: 4 Oguda Close off Lake Chad Crescent, Maitama Abuja.
Time: 5:00pm.

Film Representative: Gina Papabeis, Co-Producer
Filmmaker: Louie Psihoyos

Runtime: 94 minutes

Oscar®-winning director Louie Psihoyos (THE COVE) assembles a team of artists and activists on an undercover operation to expose the hidden world of endangered species and the race to protect them against mass extinction. Spanning the globe to infiltrate the world’s most dangerous black markets and using high tech tactics to document the link between carbon emissions and species extinction, RACING EXTINCTION reveals stunning, never-before-seen images that truly change the way we see the world.

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As Francis Crick pointed out in Molecules and Men, life likes to grow, take advantage of the free energy of the sun, and operate in an open metabolism of chemicals for the benefit of organisms and their reproduction. Life seeks more of itself, wastes nothing and engages fruitfully with its surroundings. Flows and metabolisms create recurrent wealth from solar income: oxygen-rich air, fertile soil, clean water, photosynthetic growth, food and energy…like a symbiotic ecosystem by design, the Earth upcycles itself naturally.

Economically, upcycling transforms conventional notions of growth and productivity, generating recurrent energy and material capital formation and flow, seeking continuous improvement and regenerative, beneficial interactions with the world, creating economic growth through principled innovations, innovative designs that support and keep valuable materials in continuous use and reuse cycles.

The proposed Upcycling workshop is aimed at empowering young creative as a major alternative to recycling in the sense that it adopts five dimension; the need to empower economically, reduce our footprints and waste landfill footprint, coupled with the ever-present need to safeguard our environment in the face of developmental challenges and promote a new way of thinking about the consummation products.

With the support of the American Embassy in Abuja, Eleven Artists from across Nigeria have been selected to participate in the workshop, the core driver of which is sustainability. These artists who produce environmentally-related/conscious art has been invited to work, discuss and have a hybrid section with other professionals who are working on environmental related disciplines ranging from renewable energy, architecture, furniture designers and smart architecture.

Each participant would be required to produce new two works at the end of the workshop, a joint installation piece would also be created and installed in an open space or any space deemed fitting/suitable,  to encourage more participation and achieve a wider audience.

A two-day talk shop would be organized at the Center, relevant persons, working or specialized in the field of environment will be invited, we will also have present artists, students, public and the media to cover a broad social demography of Abuja,

During the workshop on April 28, 2018, we will also have an Open Studio targeted at young people from a wide range of backgrounds, Students, Artists and the general public will meet with the artists at work, demonstrating their process, in a bid to help reveal alternative ways that industrialization and the attainment of developmental goals can be achieved in a sustainable creative manner."

The Selected Artists are: Paula Mallam (F) Abuja, Bilkisu Garba (F) Abuja, Uzoma Samuel Anyanwu ( M) Lagos, Imo Chigboromogu ( M) Abuja, Izuu Mouneme (M) Enugu, Ifedilichukwu Chibuike (M) Anambra, Fatai Abdukareem Babatunde (M), Nzekwe Philips (M) Delta, Pricilla Uzero(F) Abuja, Owoyeim Taiwo (M) Lagos and Steve Ekpenisi (M) Lagos.

To facilitate the workshop, we have Dr. Victor Fadeke, Hubert H. Humphery/ Ashoka Fellow, Dr. Chukwuemeka Nwigwe, PhD, PGDE, MFA, BA, Artist, scholar and lecturer and currently teach Textile, Fashion Design and Art History courses at the Department of Fine and Applied Arts, University of Nigeria, Nsukka, Enugu, Nduwhite Ndubuisi Ahanonu, Founder/ Curator, International Institute for Creative Development, Abuja. Ifesinachi C. Nwanyanwu, Curator House 33 and founder, One Environment Abuja, Dotun Poopola (renowned Sculptor and Artist) and Dada A. Oluwasuen (Sculptor and renowned Artist) Universal Studio Lagos.

The Opening ceremony of the works realized during the workshop will be opened on the 3rd, 2018 at the IICDCENTER (International Institute for Creative Development Abuja) by 5.00pm.


Osi Otsemobor.




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So much has been said about Nigerians bad economy, yet so little is being done to help the liner Economy and consumer habit of this Global Age.

However we have been following a new Economic option which is an alternative economy known as the circular economy that is not possible without creativity, it a creative and design based economy as defined by the World Economic Forum:

Upcycling is a terminology also used by environmentalist that are thinking the alternative of recycling...Upcycling is the process of taking a post-consumer waste and creating a novel product. It is the act of reusing (discarded objects or materials) in such a way as to create a product of a higher quality or value than the original.

And this sounds so much like what we call mixed media in Art...Anyway, we will be breakdown all this grammar and ideas to reposition ourselves to benefits from the Circular Economy.

So hey guys Apply and Good luck with that.

Deadline is 14th April 2018.


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"Landfill Harmonic"
This Sunday 8th April 2018.
Time: Door opens by 5 pm, Film starts at 5:30 pm prompt.
FREE...and open to the Public.

Filmmakers: Brad Allgood, Graham Townsley
Runtime: 84 minutes
Film Representative: Brad Allgood

LANDFILL HARMONIC follows the Recycled Orchestra of Cateura, a Paraguayan youth orchestra that plays instruments made entirely out of the garbage. When their story goes viral, the orchestra is catapulted into the global spotlight. Under the guidance of idealistic music director Favio Chavez, the orchestra must navigate a strange new world of arenas and sold-out concerts. However, when the largest flood in over 20 years devastates their community, Favio must find a way to keep the orchestra intact and provide a source of hope for their town. The film is a testimony to the transformative power of music and the resilience of the human spirit.

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ALL RISE...Journeys to a just World

To Attend: Please email Name, Phone Number and contact to  Limited Seats Available Thanks.

How can international disputes be resolved in the courtroom rather than on the battlefield? ALL RISE brings this complex question into sharp and personalized focus through the journeys of seven passionate students of law from India, Israel, Jamaica, Palestine, Russia, Singapore, and Uganda to compete in the world championships in Washington, DC, of the Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition (the “Jessup”), the world’s largest simulated court competition. The “court” is the International Court of Justice (“ICJ”), the judicial arm of the United Nations. Against this backdrop, this moving film lays bare the struggles, triumphs, and transformations they experience alone and together.


Jeffrey Saunders is an Emmy-nominated and Peabody Award-winning filmmaker. He founded CinemaCapital in 1998, a production company based in New York City focused on realizing visual content from feature films to interactive programming. After a short-lived career as a professional soccer player, he got his start in film in 1993 working as a script reader at EMK Productions in Los Angeles working on behalf of HBO and TNT. Since then, Mr. Saunders has directed and produced fiction films, nonfiction films, series, commercials and Industrials as well as working with Fortune 500 companies on their brand strategies. His films have been selected at international festivals including the Berlin Film Festival, SWSX, IDFA and Thessaloniki Film Festival to name a few and acquired by distributors and broadcasters including Sundance, ARTE, PBS, Film Movement, IndiePix, ZDF, FilmMovement, Netflix, and SBS. His feature film GOAL DREAMS was selected as one of the top 10 ‘Movies That Matter’ by Amnesty International in 2006. In 2010, Mr. Saunders produced the feature fiction film A NY THING starring Greta Gerwig and Jonathan Zaccai, which premiered at the SWSX Film Festival. His current feature film, ALL RISE, follows the world’s largest international law moot court completion and is nearing completion.

Jay Shapiro has been working in the film industry for a decade after having studied documentary and film production at Clark University where he was awarded a fellowship by the Anton Group to produce a documentary in Ghana entitled LIKE ME, I AM HERE. He has specialized in international documentaries and recently released OPPOSITE FIELD, a film which chronicles a Ugandan Little League Baseball team. ALL RISE marks a natural progression in Shapiro’s career which allows him to explore his intellectual interests in the future of international law while employing his expertise in multi-country production.

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