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  • Updated: July 25, 2023

Film Festival: Nollywood To Converge In Florida

Film Festival: Nollywood To Converge In Florida

Nollywood stars are poised to take the next international film to Miami, Florida in the United States in a move to bolster interaction with colleagues globally.

The disclosure was made on Tuesday by the Chairman of the Actors Guild of Nigeria (AGN), Emeka Rollas, who spoke at a news conference in Lagos.

According to him, the film festival will be done in partnership with the African Travel Film Festival.

“We will be touring the Telemundo studio in Miami; we will also be exploring the beaches of Miami in a boat cruise as well as get more knowledge through masterclasses on filmmaking,” he stated.

Emeka Rollas

Rollas revealed that the event takes place in Miami, Florida from November 9 to November 11 and that it is meant to promote cross-cultural collaborations in filmmaking.

He said it is designed to further expose Nollywood actors to casting directors and producers across the globe which will breed cross-cultural collaborations in filmmaking.

On her part, Dr Alex Okoroji, Chairman of the Organising Committee for the festival pointed out that the guild is excited to be hosting the festival in Miami.

“This festival will be a celebration of the brightest Nigerian film and television actors and it will feature a wide range of events.

“The events include a red carpet gala and awards, film screenings, panel discussions, city tours, workshops and seminars.

“Actors, filmmakers, and other creative professionals can network and learn from each other as well as meet and engage with their fans and supporters in the diaspora,” she noted.

“We believe that the festival will be a great opportunity to showcase Nigerian talents to a global audience and promote cultural understanding, fostering the bilateral ties between Nigeria and US.

“We are grateful to the African Travel Film Festival for partnering with us on this project and supporting our mission to showcase Nollywood actors to the world.

“This affords actors the opportunities to network, learn from some of the best in the business. We will also be celebrating the incredible talent and creativity of our actors.

“It will be a great opportunity to build relationships with international filmmakers and producers as well as promote our arts and culture and some of Nigeria’s biggest brands”, Okoroji added.

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