Creative Hustles: A Moving Image - Maputo in partnership with British Council

Creative Nestlings & British Council Mozambique presents Creative Hustles: A Moving Image with UK Filmmaker Shola Amoo in Maputo in partnership with Olhar Artístico & The National Institute of Audiovisual and Cinema - INAC.


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Creative Nestlings & British Council Mozambique presents Creative Hustles: A Moving Image with UK Filmmaker Shola Amoo in Maputo.

For the Maputo, talk we will be joined by 3 panelists on a discussion on the state of African filmmaking, Mozambique filmmaking community, the business side (commercial vs independent), technological mediums such as VR, distributions and the difference/similarities between diaspora UK/local industries.

Host: dillion s. phiri - founder & CEO of Creative Nestlings.

The Panel:

Shola Amoo (UK): Shola is a graduate of the National Film and Television School, his graduate film Touch won Shooting People’s Film of The Month competition, chosen by Oscar nominated cinematographer Rodrigo Prieto. Touch also toured the UK as part of The BFI’s Sci-Fi season.Shola’s debut feature is a multimedia Film called A Moving Image. It had its World Premiere at The LA Film Festival 2016 in competition for the World Fiction prize and received The Special Recognition Award at The Blackstar Film Festival in Philadelphia. It had its European Premiere at The BFI London Film Festival 2016 and is being released theatrically in the UK from the 28th April 2017 through Verve Pictures. Shola was commissioned by The British Council to direct a reinterpretation of Othello, called Dear Mr. Shakespeare. Shola is currently developing more feature projects, including a drama called The Last Tree with The BFI.

Iria Marina (MOZ): Íria Marina is an architecture graduate from UKZN and obtained a Photography Certificate at the Cape Town School of Photography. Born in Mozambique, she first discovered photography as a hobby and has gone on to turn her hobby into a career. Growing up in Swaziland and South Africa, she developed an interest in human behavior, how a person feels, how culture affects behavior, values and personalities, and the power of scenery and dwelling when human and habitat meet. Her main focus is documentary, environmental portraiture, professional portraits and architectural photography. Her latest artistic and conceptual work is 90s Project which is a mix medium installation which includes Photography, Merchandise and a Documentary. 90s Project is Íria Marina’s First exhibition as a photographer, Producer, and Director. Next year, she will hopefully be going of to New York Film Academy to  Study Documentary Film Making and hopes to showcase more exhibitions and documentaries.

Peter Gudo (MOZ): Founder & CEO of Nigma Pictures which he started with the objective of creating a hustle free environment in Mozambique for visiting producers. Nigma pictures has went on to produce award winning film and tv projects &  also owns other subsidiaries, namely; Nigma.TV (The first Mozambican video On-Demand platform and a content distributor), NigmaHost (The biggest web-hosting company in Mozambique), Nigma Microbank ( a local MicroBank).

The audience will a chance to interact and engage very closely with the panel and the topic at this intimate setting. This is a great opportunity for creatives to connect & engage on their ideas, projects, and ideas on how they are using their creativity and tools to push the diverse African narratives in their own countries and work. 

The discussion is open to all young creatives in Mozambique and forms part of the British Council SHORT CUTS workshops with Shola Amoo and Mozambican youth project Olhar Artístico, a 3-day workshop for young filmmakers in Maputo, Mozambique from 1 - 3 December 2017.

UK Filmmaker Shola Amoo will also be screening his award-winning, multimedia feature film about gentrification in Brixton, incorporating fiction, documentary and performance art.

The Film

A Moving Image is an award-winning multimedia feature film about gentrification in Brixton, incorporating fiction, documentary and performance art. We follow Nina, a young stifled artist, as she returns to her community after a long absence - she is soon painted as a symbol of gentrification. As she struggles with her own complicity, we follow her mission to create a piece of art that can bring her community together. 

On her journey we speak to real people affected by gentrification in Brixton, blurring the line between reality and fiction.


  • Date: Saturday, 02 December 2017 
  • Time: 6:00 – 9:30pm
  • Venue: INAC, Avenue: Agostinho Neto n ° 960, Maputo, Mozambique.

Attendance is free but please RSVP on the form.

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This #CreativeHustles in Maputo is a partnership with British Council Mozambique, Olhar Artístico & The National Institute of Audiovisual and Cinema - INAC.

For more information on the hustle contact: 

Dillion S. Phiri

+2778 020 9936


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