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Stanlee Ohikhuare is an Artistic Filmmaker. He is also a trained Fine Artist and Philosophical Surrealist. A graduate of the University of Benin from where he obtained a bachelor’s degree in Fine Arts specializing in painting, he also has a Diploma in General Arts from Yaba College of Technology, Lagos.
He practices the Baroque Art movement and often experiments with the themes of Chiaroscuro and sfumato in his film works. Stanlee is a multiple award-winning filmmaker with over 40 Local and International Awards to his credit. He has often been referred to as an “AUTEUR” because of his unique approach to film making in which he exudes a peculiar signature in style and technicality that is immediately noticeable in all his productions; irrespective of the genre.
Ronya Man is the initiator of ‘Actingout’ - A Platform for showcasing talent, learning and networking, designed for actors, producers and directors, operating in Lagos and beyond. Her passion leads her to act in all fields of performing arts as a mentor and as director and producer. She is an actress, director, singer-songwriter, acting coach and vocal trainer educated in all fields and with an experience of over a decade in theatre arts.
Head of Jury (2019)
He attended Montana State University where he studied film & television production. After graduating, he worked briefly as film and radio producer at Lintas Advertising. In 2002, he became the president of the Independent Television Producers Association of Nigeria; a tenure that ended in 2006. He has created and produced many popular films and shows including TINSEL. He is a member of the Advisory Board of the School of Media and Communications, Pan-African University; a Postgraduate training university. He is at the helm of affairs in the Multichoice Talent Factory.
On June 26 2018, he received a formal invitation to become a voting member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (OSCARS) in the United States of America.