The 6th edition of the Nigeria Integrity Film Awards (HOMEVIDA) recently took place in Lagos and also saw the launch of The Creative Film Project, an initiative developed by the School of Media and Communication of the Pan-Atlantic University, Lagos, and HOMEVIDA to provide up-and-coming screenwriters with an online database to save their screenplays. The project also includes training and professional support for screenwriters to assist them to get their scripts made into films.
The Short Script Competition winners for 2015 were: Tomi Adesina, whose script Feisty John won the Right, Freedom, Safety and Security Category; Uzo Stephanie Ifeoma, writer of Believe for the Economic and Social Impact Category and Musa Jeffery David whose screenplay Life in a Day got the Reputation Management Category. All the prizes were endowed by Google. Feisty John and Life in a Day were premiered at the event as well as a winning script from the 2014 short script competition Lost Children, which was written by Tunde Apalowo and endowed by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC).
In the Feature Film Category, Champions of Our Time, produced by Chidi Nwokeabia, won the Disability Film Prize endowed by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). It was shortlisted for the prize alongside the 2015 Iyabo Ojo Production Beyond Disability. This is the second time Champions of Our Time is winning a HOMEVIDA Award, having previously won the 2011 Family Friendly Category.
Pictures from the event: