Wednesday 22 January 2020

Nigeria and Spain set to tackle Gender based Violence through Film Documentaries

The Nigerian Film Corporation and Spain through the African Women Foundation are fine tuning plans to begin the production of a documentary series that will aid the fight against women violence in Africa.
The Managing Director and Chief Executives of the NFC, Dr Chidia Madueke met with the President of the Foundation who also was the former Vice President of Spain, Madam Theresa Fernandez De La Vega at the Spanish Embassy in Abuja to discuss Modalities for the project.
They were in the company of the Spanish Ambassador to Nigeria, Mercelino Cabanas Anesorena who described Nigeria as great Country with rich culture.
The NFC and the African Women Foundation are concerned about the plights of women who suffer violence of any form and are set to deploy the potency of film medium (documentary) in addressing the menace.
Under Dr Maduekwe, the NFC has sought national and international partnerships aimed at solidifying the gains in the Nigerian motion picture industry with a view to creating better opportunities for filmmakers in the country to up their trade.
Just last week, the MD was in France where he signed a. Cooperation Agreement between the NFC and the French centre national du Cinema et de L'image anime (CNC) that covers Film Heritage, Artistic Cooperation, institutional Exchange, Distribution and Exhibition.

Monday 20 January 2020

Organisers of the Africa Movie Academy Awards (AMAA) Calls for 2020 entries

The organisers of the Africa movie Academy Awards (AMAA) is open for submissions of movies, documentaries, e.t.c from all over Africa for its 16th Edition. It opened on the 25th of December 2019 and will be closing on the 1st of April 2020.
Click Here to submit your film

Chika Ike's 'Small Chops' set to hit cinemas from 31st of January 2020

Chika Ike set to release her movie 'Small Chops' on the 31st of January 2020. Produced by Chika Ike and Serah Donald Onyeachor, Directed by Robert Petersthe movie stars Chika Ike, Nkem Owoh, Eucharia Anunobi, Nze Ikpe Etim, Toyin Abraham, Max Cavenham, Rachael Okonkwo. Lolo 1, Hafeez Oyetoro, e.t.c
Small Chops follows the story of Nikita, an afro dancer at a bar who catches the attention of Casper, an uptight business mogul. Casper pays for a weekend of private entertainment, and things don't go as planned because of Nikita's self-esteem and Casper's totalitarian attitude. This causes sparks to fly. At the time they let their guards down, the spark turn to fireworks.
In cinemas nationwide in Nigeria from the 31st of January 2020.
Watch the trailer below:


New Trailer Alert: Emem Isong's 'Special Jollof'

Royal Arts Academy releases the trailer for their movie hitting Cinemas in February 2020 'Special Jollof' Produced and Directed by Emem Isong, Written by Rita Onwurah, it stars Uche Jombo, Bukky Wright, Joseph Benjamin, Magdalene Vaughn, Chiwetalu Agu, Merlisa Determined, Femi Adebayo, e.t.c.
Special Jollof follows the life of Rachel Hudson, a white journalist with a thriving career and a loving fiancé, whose perfect life is shattered by a shocking discovery. She blames her misfortune on illegal immigrants and vows to have them deported, especially the Nigerians.
Watch the trailer below:

Sunday 19 January 2020

The organisers of the Abuja International Film Festival call for Enteries

The organisers of the Abuja International Film Festival is now open to receive entries for its 17th Edition. Submissions is open from the 15th of January till the 30th of June 2020.
Submit via
For enquires call +2348023188813

Wednesday 15 January 2020

2020 looking great already as The NFC, Nigeria signs a Bi-Lateral agreement with CNC, France,

On Tuesday the 14th of January 2020, a bi-lateral agreement was signed between the Nigerian Film Corporation (NFC) Nigeria and the Centre national du Cinema et de l'image anime (CNC) France.
The CNC is translated as the National Centre for Cinema and Moving Images, France. This body is an agency of the French Ministry of Culture, and it is responsible for the production and promotion of cinematic and audio-visual arts in France. The CNC and the NFC's collaboration will amongst other things;

  1. Ensure artistic co-production to be financed by the CNC to the tune of 130,000 Euros for a Nigerian Director/Producer working in partnership with French Film personnel to make a high quality film.
  2. It will ensure the training of film teachers and planning of educational solutions in conjunction with NFC officials as well as the signing up and promotion of existing film clubs that will ensure the campaign for film as a tool for cultural diversity.
  3. There will be events created solely for the purpose of networking between the Nigerian filmmakers and the French filmmakers for the purpose of envisioning joint projects.
  4. The CNC will assist the NFC with conserving, cataloguing, restoring, digitising and enhancing old films and archival documents as well as help with teaching the technical skills involved for optimal delivery in order to promote the Nigerian film heritage.
  5. There will be trainings on fighting intellectual property theft, students exchange programs as well as promotion of children film development under the culture of catching them young.
  6. There will be a reciprocal effort at distribution and exhibition of films made in both countries at film festivals and other film events. 
The signing ceremony, which held at the CNC headquarters in Paris, saw in attendance, Dr Chidia Madueke, the Managing Director and Chief Executive of the NFC and Mr Dominique Boutonnat, the CEO of CNC and his team. Also in attendance was Professor Shodipo who flew from Nigeria on self-sponsorship to support the cause.
Congratulations to the NFC, Nollywood and the indefatigable MD for this giant stride.

Monday 13 January 2020

Filmmaker, Tsaint offer Free Training for budding Filmmakers 'Shoot your Short with TSaint'

Nigerian Filmmaker, Ibikunle Ibitayo officially known as Tsaint is the founder of the Video Production Company SketchedbyTsaint. He has announced a free 3 days practical and Hands on training FREE OF CHARGE for young aspiring/ budding filmmakers called #ShootyourshortwithTsaint'.
Applicants are not required to have any formal film training, however, the selection process is rigorous as applicants will have to undergo a series of tests before candidates are finally selected. The training runs from 16th to 18th January 2020 and applicants. Participants will be taking through the rudiments of Directing, Cinematography and Lighting. At the end of the training participants will work on an actual film set, shooting their own short films.
Tsaint says this is his way of giving back to the society. The training will hold at the American corner of CCHub, Yaba, Lagos.
The training is supported by the American corner at CCHub and Document women, owned by Investigative Journalist & Filmmaker, Kiki Mordi.
Click here to register.
You can also follow them on social media via @sketchedbytsaint & @officailtsaint.