Lizard screened at Sundance Film Festival


Filmmaker, Akinola Davies, has expressed joy that his short film titled, Lizard, was screened at the ongoing Sundance Film Festival.

The festival is an annual film event organised by the Sundance Institute, which takes place in Salt Lake City, and is regarded as the largest independent film festival in the United States of America.

Events at the festival includes competitive categories, documentary and dramatic films, both feature length and short films, in which awards are given, as well as out-of-competition categories for showcasing new films.

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The News Agency of Nigeria reports that Lizard is the only Nigerian film showcasing at the 2021 edition of the Sundance Film Festival.

Gushing over the achievement, Davies wrote on Instagram, “A ton of gratitude after a period of internally screaming! Upon learning that we’ll be in competition, from over 9,000+ submissions. I am thrilled for all the cast and crew to announce that our world premiere of #Sundance is doing things differently this year with online screenings and satellite screens across the pond. So you can access it on your screens or in your community.”

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Lizard, which is co-written by Akinola Davies and Wale Davies, tells the story of an eight-year-old girl, who gets ejected from Sunday School service for her unusual ability to sense danger.

Wale is one-half of the rap duo, Show Dem Camp.