Silicon Valley African Film Festival (SVAFF) Welcomes Ijeoma Alozie As Jr. Communications and Media Relations Fellow, courtesy of Lyric McHenry Arts Fellowship

The Silicon Valley African Film Festival (SVAFF) welcomes our newest fellow, Ijeoma Alozie, courtesy of The Lyric McHenry Community Arts Fellowship- as our new Junior Communications and Media Relations Intern, effective June 18, 2024.

Alozie is a recent graduate of Stanford University with a B.A. in Communication and will continue her studies as a coterminal master’s student in Sociology. She has an extensive background in film, writing, marketing, and event planning, and she is eager to bring her
diverse skillset to SVAFF.

Although early in her career, Alozie has already made several contributions in various roles. She has served as the student co-chair at Stanford’s Institute of Diversity in the Arts and as musician Madame Gandhi’s Film & Social Media Intern, among other similar positions. As a first-generation Nigerian-American, Ijeoma is passionate about expanding the reach of African filmmaking in the United States and beyond. Her dedication and experience make her a valuable addition to SVAFF and its mission to showcase African films on a global stage.

In addition to her professional experience, Ijeoma is an active artist and filmmaker. She is a poet and spoken word artist and has experience as a producer, director, and cinematographer for multiple short films. Ijeoma is passionate about centering marginalized voices and experiences in her art.

In her role as Junior Communications and Media Relations Intern, Ijeoma Alozie will help promote the festival’s brand and key messages through communications efforts, media relations, and partnerships, elevating the festival’s outreach and impact.

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