Are you a Nigerian film maker? Then, you need to be a part of the Nollywood Week Paris Film Festival.
Nollywood Week Paris Film Festival is the only Nigerian film festival in France that gives Nigerian filmmakers a chance to get even greater exposure for their films especially as it takes place right after world renowned Cannes festival. Currently, film submissions are open but the deadline is December 16th 2013.
The first edition of NollywoodWeek Paris was held from Thursday May 30th to June 2nd 2013 at the Cinema l’Arlequin in Paris, France and gathered around 1500 spectators from around the world. In addition to having access to watch the most recent and talked about films from Nigeria on the big screen (seven titles in total), festival attendees also had the opportunity to meet the directors, producers, actors and French based film industry professionals during conferences and Q&A sessions held throughout the festival.
For four days, Parisians celebrated Nigerian cinema and voted the film Phone Swap by Kunle Afolayan as the Public Choice Award winner for this 2013 edition of NollywoodWeek. With the added Nigerian touches throughout the weekend, from Nigerian cuisine to live musical performances, including a surprise session from Keziah Jones on Opening Night, many walked away feeling this event was a success.
Nigerian filmmakers are strongly encouraged to submit their feature length cinema quality films to www.nollywoodweek.com/submit.
The next festival is scheduled for 29 May to 1 June 2014.