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The Art of Visual Storytelling for Filmmakers

Conducted by

Ema Edosio Deelen

Learn the art of visual storytelling with filmmaker and Director, Ema Edosio.

February 17, Saturday

10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

13 Sinari Daranijo Street, Off Younis Bashorun, Off Ajose Adeogun, Victoria Island , Lagos, Nigeria

Workshops Description

In this interactive workshop, Ema Edosio Deelen unveils the art of visual storytelling with her internationally acclaimed film, Otiti. Celebrated across festivals in Brazil, New York, Spain, and beyond, Otiti serves as a prime case study for the session. Ema demystifies the process of crafting compelling stories that rely on potent visuals rather than heavy dialogue. Participants will discover how to create narratives that resonate deeply with audiences, using imagery to evoke emotions and universal connections. This session offers a unique opportunity for aspiring filmmakers to learn from Ema’s expertise, enabling them to enhance their storytelling skills and make a lasting impression through the power of visual narrative.

Who Can Attend

Directors, Cinematographers, Creative Directors, Filmmakers


OUTLINE - Introduction to the fundamentals of visual storytelling. - Techniques for selecting and utilizing visual elements to craft compelling narratives. - Practical exercises and analysis of Otiti to enhance storytelling skills.

Ema Edosio Deelen

Ema Edosio Deelen, a Nigerian director and cinematographer, gained acclaim with her debut film Kasala! This groundbreaking work was showcased at over 30 international film festivals and received 9 awards, highlighting Ema's exceptional storytelling ability. She studied at the Motion Pictures Institute of Michigan, specializing in cinematography and directing. Ema's diverse career also spans roles as a video broadcast journalist for BBC African Deutsch Welle and as a TV director for leading Nigerian networks such as Ebony Life TV and Ndani TV. Ema's work, including the widely acclaimed Kasala! now streams on Netflix.

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