Frankfurt am Main | 14 – 22 October 2023


Experimental Film United Kingdom 2022
By Ayo Akingbade
"Jitterbug" chronicles a day in the life of eighteen-year-old student Afeni Omolade, who lives with her parents and younger brother in a Hackney council block. An imaginative departure from the stylistic conventions of kitchen-sink realism, the film is a loving portrait of East London life, moving between familiar streets, homes and classrooms. While Afeni prepares to leave this world behind to study, the family receives news that will change their lives.

15.10. | 14.00 (ASTOR Film Lounge MyZeil | Kino 3)
16.10. | 16.00 (ASTOR Film Lounge MyZeil | Kino 3)
16.10. | 17.30 (ASTOR Film Lounge MyZeil | Kino 3)


Film Info


Original title
Experimental Film
Release Date
  • United Kingdom
Spoken language
  • English
  • No Subtitle
24 Minutes
Color Format
  • Colour
Sound Format
  • Stereo


  • Ayo Akingbade
  • Crew
  • Emma Dalesman (Cinematographer)
  • Taina Galis (Editor)
  • Lolina (Music)
  • Cast

  • Amara Okereke (Afeni Omolade)
  • Doreene Blackstock (Precious Omolade)
  • Donna Banya (Goldie Bah)
  • Afi Okaidja (Amma)
  • Darryl Dale (Gonzo)
  • Xanthe Acquah-Storey (Tacita)
  • VIctoria Lloyd (Miss Dean)
  • Michael Gould (Professor Sachs)
  • Yinka Awoni (Julius Omolade)
  • Hayden McLean (Tyrone Brooks)
  • Kofo Omolade (Kenyah Sandy)
  • Social


    • Ayo Akingbade

      Ayo Akingbade is an artist, writer and director based in London. She works predominantly with film and installation to address themes of power, urban space and stance. Her work has been shown at the Whitechapel Gallery, London; ICA, London and Towner Gallery, Eastbourne. Recent screenings include; New Directors/New Films; MoMA and Directors’ Fortnight; Cannes Film Festival. Her first major solo institutional exhibition opened at Chisenhale Gallery and is touring until 2024, at venues across the UK. Ayo Akingbade is part of the Film London Jarman Award 2023 shortlist.

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