Nigeria and Ghana to co-host Anglophone film festival

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Nigeria and Ghana have partnered to co-host the Anglophone film festival, beginning 2020.

The film festival to be held biennially will alternate between Nigeria and Ghana, at selected venues in both countries.

The agreement was made in Ghana during a visit by Chidia Maduekwe, Managing Director, Nigerian Film Corporation to the Ghana Ministry of Tourism, Arts & Culture.

Some of the key partnership areas which both nations agreed on include; a formalised co-production agreement between Nigeria and Ghana, provisions for students’ exchange programme between, (the National Film Institute, Jos, and the National Film & Television institute, Accra), co-hosting of Anglophone Biennial Film Festival, among others.

Deputy Minister of Ghana Ministry of Tourism, Arts & Culture, Dr. Ziblim Iddi (MP) described the agreement as a healthy development that would strengthen both nation’s desire to create an enabling environment for African film makers to thrive across international borders.

He said the creative industry in both countries, had potential yet to be tapped.

Dr. Maduekwe, informed his host of the numerous efforts by the Nigerian Government, through the Nigerian Film Corporation to robustly engage domestic and foreign film stakeholders, including public and private agencies in the development of the creative industry.