This year’s edition of Varsity Film Expo celebrates the intersection of art and technology, showcasing the most innovative and inspiring films and content powered by artificial intelligence. The Varsity Film Expo aims to foster creativity, collaboration, and education, and to inspire a new generation of filmmakers and storytellers to embrace AI as a powerful tool for expression.
The theme for the Varsity Film Expo 2023 is ‘Time for Aifrica: Leveraging AI to accelerate film for sustainable development'. AI has the potential to revolutionise the way that films about the SDGs are produced and consumed. By making filmmaking more accessible, affordable, and effective, AI can help to raise awareness of Agenda 2063 and Global Goals. The theme supports the UN Sustainable Development Goals for a better world. The theme is in line with Agenda 2063, Africa’s master plan to achieve inclusive and sustainable economic growth and development by the year 2063. Film is a powerful and effective medium for raising awareness and motivating community action towards Sustainable Development Goals. The Varsity Film Expo puts critical sustainable development issues in the limelight and stimulates conversations and dialogue around them.
The Varsity Film Expo is a platform for activating a new consciousness and trajectory among young African storytellers. One of its overarching aims is to help cultivate an African youth that is taking charge of its own destiny TODAY through storytelling.
The Varsity Film Expo is an annual event for emerging content creators at university. We feature film screenings, speaking sessions, workshops, exhibitions and awards. The program is tailored to satisfy the needs and tastes of young and emerging filmmakers although it’s open to other attendees.