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The Africa International Film Festival (AFRIFF), announced her third edition holding between the 10th and 17th of November 2013.
Speaking at the soft launch and media parley with journalists recently at The Rhapsody Lounge, an upscale cosmopolitan Bar and Lounge in Victoria Island Lagos, the founder and Project Director, Chioma Ude announced that this year, the new home of the festival is the touristic center of Africa, the acclaimed festival city of Calabar in Cross River State, Nigeria. She said “the synergy created by experiencing the festival in Calabar will be something to cherish for a lifetime, it will be the ultimate experience for all participants from home and abroad.”
The event which was attended by His Excellency, Senator Liyel Imoke, Governor of Cross River State and his wife, Her Excellency, Mrs Obioma Imoke also had the Special Adviser to the President on Strategy and Documentation, Mr Oronto Douglas and the cream of the Nigerian Film Industry including several Nollywood guild heads and several notable stars. Governor Imoke in his speech expressed pleasure at the union between his State and AFRIFF saying, “The Africa International Film Festival is a natural inclusion in the colorful yearlong calendar of world class activities held in Cross River State.” Attesting to this development, Mr Oronto Douglas said that the Federal Government would support the State Government efforts at promoting this film festival and other film festivals, taking them to greater heights.
Chioma Ude thanked the Governor, Government and people of Cross River State for believing in her vision and partnering with the festival to deliver this exceptional experience in their state. She explained that The Africa International Film Festival (AFRIFF) was a platform that seeks to give expression to players in the African film industry by recognizing and rewarding excellence in the sector.
ABOUT AFRICA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (AFRIFF)
The Africa International Film Festival (AFRIFF) conceived by Ms Chioma Ude is a world class showcase that presents a complete immersion into the world of film making with participation from local and international, actors, directors, scriptwriters, cinematographers, sound engineers, musicians, editors, light engineers, students, equipment manufacturers and businessmen.
The objectives are to develop the film industry to a level where the products compete favorably with their contemporaries all over world; provide a growth opportunity for these film industry professionals to eventually export their products to the world; facilitate access to investors, equipment, technical and skill acquisition through Festival organized fora and several capacity development workshops; complement government’s efforts at revamping small and medium scale enterprises (SMEs).
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