Nigeria: Africa Cinematography Festival


EFFORTS towards achieving a global status for the Nigerian film industry has been given a huge boost with the recent unveiling of the Africa Cinematography Festival in Lagos.

The festival, the first of its kind in the industry is designed to bridge the knowledge gap which has negatively affected all aspects of the film making and entertainment industry through training, production enhancement workshop, networking, film market, film and technology expo.

Nigerian entrepreneur and founding Grand Matron, Africa Cinematography Festival, Mrs. Folorunsho Alakija led other notable personalities including Frank Adekunle Edwards, CEO of FMA Productions; Henry Emenike, CEO of Germany-based Legacy Empire Management (LEM); Mrs. Judith Alakija, founding ambassador and Director General, Event Coordination, Africa Cinematography Festival and Sunnie Odafe, Co-founder, Africa Cinematography Festival (ACF) at the unveiling.

Speaking at the unveiling, Mrs. Folorunsho Alakija said she was fascinated by the initiative, describing the festival as a project that “speaks to the spirit of young Nigerians.” While expressing her full commitment to the festival, she called on the youths to explore the initiative to enhance their skills for the overall development of the industry.

 By: Benjamin Njoku from All Africa publication.

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