ENUGU WELCOMES NOLLYWOOD AND THE WORLD
The Nigerian film industry popularly known as Nollywood is eagerly looking forward to witnessing yet another edition of
a great film event in the country come November, 2008. In fact, the count down has started as Enugu metropolitan
city is poised to host the film community both within and outside the country.
Enugu international film festival is tagged the biggest and largest film event east of the Niger. It has always been
the first time such major film event and gathering of huge film practitioners from all over the world holds in one single
event and venue in that part of the country. It is a known fact that Enugu State is AFRICAN production hub when it comes to
filming location and filmmaking and, has contributed and still contributes to the overall development of the Nigerian and
indeed, African Motion Picture industry.
The festival is expected to host well over seven thousand guests in and around Nigeria, Africa and the World. Attendance
will be made up of film practitioners, film, mass communication and high school students, film lecturers, film critics,
local and foreign journalists, cultural ambassadors, government dignitaries, corporate world, media houses, motion picture
distributors, tourism and hospitality practitioners, and the general public. Among the expected film stars are: Aki and Paw
Paw, Nkem Owoh, John Okafor, (Mr Ibu), Genevive Nnaji, Omotola Jalade Ekinde, Ramsey Noauh, Olu Jacobs (AMAA 2007 Best Actor),
Kanayo O. Kanayo ( AMAA 2006, best Actor), Izu Ojukwu (AMAA 2007, Best Director), Mrs. Peace Anyiam Fiberesima (AMAA CEO),
All the Presidents of the Nigerian Motion Picture industry etc. On the foreign scene are: Alima Qeadrageo from BURKINA FASO.
(AMAA nominee for best Actress role, 2006), Charles Koutou from BURKINA FSAO (star actor in the Movie SOFIA), Bassek Bakobio
from Cameroon,(star Actress), Michael Gyang from Ghana (Festival Director, Akawaba Int’l film festival, Ghana) etc.
High points in the film festival are: showcasing of a special documentary shot in Enugu State highlighting important and
interesting historic and tourist locations, screening of language and ethnic films from all over the world, workshops, seminars,
national screen script writing competition, training and pitching. There will also be a special motion picture content and
broadcast market during the festival which will be managed by WORLD FILM FAIR and a special edition of the CHILDREN'S FILM
So far, the organizers of Enugu international film festival have received well over one thousand film entries across the
world in various categories and languages. For those who want to enter their film for competition can enter online while the
physical film is sent by post to our office. Registration for attendance can also be done online.