As the hub of African motion picture industry, Nigeria is set to play host to what gas benn described as “first-ever Africa Cinematography Festival of Training, Production enhancement, Workshop Conference, Networking and Technology Expo.”
It's a week-long event scheduled for the last quarter of the year in Lagos, Contemporary issues in filmmaking, networking, business opportunities and the general film economy which have impacted on the works of filmmakers, actors, film marketers, industryprofessionals, investors, viewers, cinema/studio owners/managers, the organized private sector, government agencies, art councils and funding agencies are features of the festival.
The Project Consultant, Sunnie Odafe, explained that the festival is to provide a point of convergence for all stakeholders in the film industry spectrum with a view to creating specific platforms that will facilitate professional development for key players through knowledge sharing of trending expertise. “The Nigerian film-making industry has made tremendous progress, especially in the last decade. This is however a far cry from what is obtainable in the developed climes.
“The AfricaCinematographyFestival is designed to bridge this gap and make the industry comparatively competitive. It is an all-encompassing attempt to reposition the Africa film economy by promoting and providing support for professionalism and innovations while addressing head-on the technical, regulatory and financial ills that have plaqued film-making in the country through insightful knowledge sharing, bespoke workshop trainings, interaction with evolving film-making technologies and equipment and valuable network opportunities.”