Lights, Camera, Africa! is a film festival which has been held annually in Lagos since 2011.
The festival was established by Ugoma Adegoke. Hosted by The Life House, the inaugural Lights, Camera, Africa! was supported by New York's African Film Festival, Inc. and ran for three days, from 30 September – 2 October 2011.
Lights, Camera, AFRICA!!! is an annual festival in Lagos, Nigeria that showcases a wide spectrum of African and independent cinema, including documentary, feature, and animation, while also supporting the work of new African filmmakers. In addition to screenings, the Lights, Camera, AFRICA!!! Film Festival provides a number of workshops, seminars, and presentations that provide filmmakers and consumers with educational opportunities.
|1st||30 September – 2 October 2011||The Life House||A History of Independence; AVA; Burning in the Sun; Clouds Over Conakry; Cuba: An African Odyssey; Epilogue; One Small Step; One Way Touareg; Pumzi; Sex, Okra and Salted Butter; Soul Boy; The Lunatic; White Wedding|
|2nd||28 September – 1 October 2012||British Council and Southern Sun Hotel||Shine Your Eye||Big Man; Call Me Kuchu; Dr. Cruel; Driving With Fanon; Man on Ground; Stadium Hotel; Yoolé|
|3rd||28 September – 1 October 2013||Wheatbaker, British Council, Southern Sun Hotel, and Freedom Park||Great Migrations||Alaskaland; Black Africa White Marble; Confusion Na Wa; Congolese Dreams; Creation in Exile: Five filmmakers in conversation; Fela! in Lagos; Fincho; Footprints of my Other; Fuelling Poverty; Koukan Kourcia / The Cry of the Turtledoves; La Pirogue; The Marriage Factor; Microphone; Mugabe: Villain or Hero?; Olu Amoda: A Metallic Journey; An Oversimplification of Her Beauty; The Pilot and the Passenger; Pokou Ashanti Princess; RasTa! A Soul's Journey; Rolling Dollar: a Legend Unplugged; The Stuart Hall Project|
|4th||26 September – 1 October 2014||Federal Palace Hotel||Legacy||Over 30 movies from 14 countries, including: Oya, the Rise of the Orisha; The Supreme Prize|
|5th||30 September – 4 October 2015||Federal Palace Hotel||Future Forward||The Art of Ama Aida Aidoo; Beasts of the Southern Wild; Black Africa White Marble; Beat Girls; The Curse of Medea; Eighteam; Faaji Agba; Finding Fela; Gone Too Far; Horn Free Day; Head Gone; Henna; The Legacy of Rubies; Mr Adams; Nollywood; Olu Amoda: A Metallic Journey; Once; Prey; Saworoide; Sex, Okra and Salted Butter; The Sim; Sobukwe: A Great Soul; Soko Sonko / The Market King; Timbuktu; White Wedding|
|6th||30 September – 2 October 2016||Federal Palace Hotel||Music Makes the People||Akounak Tedalat Taha Tazoughi; Anton; Biodun Olaku: Nigerian Painter; Cholo; Destino; Gidi Blues; House Of Nwapa; I Shot Bi Kidude; In the Eye of the Spiral; Intore / The Chosen; Lagos: The Birth Of A City Of Style; Miniyamba / Walking Blues; No Good Turn; New York I Love You; Olive; Too Black to be French?; Towards Tenderness; The Amazing Nina Simone; The Other Side of the Atlantic; The Return; The Sense of Touch; Tunde|
|7th||29 September – 1 October 2017||Federal Palace Hotel||Reset||80; Afia Attack; The Aftermath of the Inauguration of the Public Toilet at Kilometer 375; Akatakpo!!! The Legend of Tony Odili; Bad Market; Bariga Sugar; Borders; A Hotel Called Memory; I Heard it Through The Grapevine; Kalushi; Kanye Kanye; Madama Esther; Omode Meta Nsere; An Opera of the World; A Place for Myself; Shadeism: Digging Deeper; Vaya|
|8th||28–30 September 2018||Muson Centre||Who Do You Think You Are?||Agwaetiti Obiuto; Asmat; Baby Mamas; Cafe of Dreams; The Delivery Boy; Granma; Hidden Treasures; Ignorance of Blood; Iko Ndu; Kasala!; Lagos: The birth of a city of style 1861-1967; Negritude: A Dialogue Between Wole Soyinka and Senghor; The Lost Cafe; Lucky; Our Africa; Sidi Ilujinie; Town Crier; U ME; Zerzura;|
|9th||27–29 September 2019||Muson Centre||Tales By Moonlight||About Love; Call Me By My Name; Company Yaya; Daughters of Chibok; A Gender; A Kalabanda Ate My Homework; Land of Gods; My Friend Fela; Ogbu-Oja Eze; Orange City; Ordinary Fellows; The Lost Okoroshi; Wall Flower; Wrong Con|
- Alithnayn Abdulkareem, YNaija presents: The 100 most influential Nigerians in Film in 2019, YNaija, 1 November 2019.
- Damilare Aiki, "Experience African Cinema at the 'Lights, Camera, Africa!' Film Festival – 30th September to 2nd October 2011", BellaNaija, 30 September 2011.
- "About Us". Light Camera Africa!!!. 14 November 2017. Retrieved 1 August 2021.
- Africa: Big Brother Africa Reveals Hotshots, AllAfrica.com, 28 September 2014.
- Lights, Camera Africa!!! film festival kicks off this September, pulse.ng, 7 September 2915.
- 23 films selected for 6th edition of film festival, pulse.ng, 23 September 2016.
- 5 Films We Are Excited To See At This Year's Lights, Camera, Africa Film Festival, Konbini, 28 September 2018