Shirley Frimpong Manso’s Rebbeca is set to screen at the 7th annual Silicon African Film Festival this October.
The movie which starred Yvonne Okoro and Joseph Benjamin since its release has seen remarkable success and the SVAFF is the latest addition.
Rebbeca is a two-cast movie which navigates love, pride, loss and other such themes.
Abandoned and lost in the middle of a deserted road, an egotistic proper city guy gets a rude awakening when he begins to realize that his only companion, a timid looking village girl who he had been forced to marry only a few hours earlier is anything but ordinary.
Set in beautiful Silicon Valley, San Francisco Bay Area of California – the high-tech capital of the world, the Silicon Valley African Film Festival (SVAFF) provides audiences a unique lens to the real Africa.
The Silicon Valley African Film Festival (SVAFF) promotes an understanding and appreciation of Africa and Africans through moving images. Aptly themed “Africa through the African lens”, it is the only film festival in California that is exclusively focused on films made by African filmmakers and, crucially, provides audiences with exquisite lenses to the real Africa. The festival recognizes and celebrates the creation and discovery of cinematic art and innovation, and provides the San Francisco Bay Area community access to the richness, diversity and vitality of Africa’s creative expressions through the lenses of Africa’s seasoned and emerging filmmakers. SVAFF has built a substantial following and has become an annual destination film event that draws out of state and international guests.
Held on the 3rd weekend of October, the festival’s opening ceremony begins on Friday with a VIP / Red Carpet reception, followed by a parade of flags of the about 25 African countries in the festival, live entertainment, a fashion show and the screening of the opening night feature film. The festival continues throughout the weekend with more film screenings, performances, an African marketplace, dialogue with filmmakers in attendance, panel discussions, community forums, more performances, food, etc. A centerpiece feature of the festival is the Diaspora Spotlight, a program that honors and celebrates Africa’s ancestral footprint in a country or region of the African diaspora through film screenings, exhibitions, performances, panel discussions.