The 13th edition of the annual Abuja International Film Festival is now beckoning.
Scheduled for October 4-7, 2016, at the Silverbird Galleria, in Abuja, Nigeria, the theme for this year is ‘Connecting The Global Audience’.
A brainchild of astute film maker and former Directors Guild of Nigeria President, Fidelis Duker, the previous editions attracted delegates from countries like the United Kingdom, Ghana, South Africa, China, Japan, Niger, USA, Poland, Togo, Burkina Faso, India, Dubai and Singapore.
Believed to be one of Nigeria’s biggest and longest running independent film festivals in Anglophone West Africa, over 6000 people usually step out to be part of it.
A cocktail, on Tuesday, October 4, at the Silverbird Galleria, will set it rolling. Time is 6pm.
Said Mrs. Temitope Duker, one of the brains behind it, ‘The festival is organised in conjunction with the Federal Ministry of Information and Communication, National Film and Video Censors Board, Nigerian Film Corporation, Nigerian Copyright Commission and Nigerian Television Authority.
‘And as part of the festival this year, awards will be given in 15 competitive categories, with five special recognition awards that will honour excellence and passion for the creative industry’.
She added that a musical angle will equally be incorporated into the programme this year, with performances by both local and international artistes.
Over 300 films, from about 41 countries, YES INTERNATIONAL! Magazine learnt, had been submitted as at the July 31 deadline for the submission of entries.
‘We are promising an inspiring time for film makers and other participants this year’, she ended.
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