Since the year 2013, Africa has been buzzing in the movie scenes just as Nollywood was named Second largest film industry. Thus, the annual festival has made impact in Africa and beyond the shores of Africa.
The Nollywood Week Festival, an initiative of the Okada Media Association, has offered the Parisian public the opportunity to view the gems of Nollywood cinema (the world’s second largest film industry)
PARIS, France, May 2, 2017/ — The Nollywood Week Festival returns to the cinema L’Arlequin in Paris for its 5th edition from Thursday May 11 to Sunday May 14, 2017.
Since 2013, the Nollywood Week Festival, an initiative of the Okada Media Association, has offered the Parisian public the opportunity to view the gems of Nollywood cinema (the world’s second largest film industry) and has provided access to its popular actors and its talented directors at only 39 euros for the 4 day pass.
This year’s selection reflects the diversity of genres that now make up this industry. Festival-goers will discover the record-breaking comedy, “The Wedding Party” from Kemi Adetiba, “The Diner”, a drama from the director Jay Franklyn Jituboh, and also “Catch[dot]er”, a film from the newly styled NollyNoir genre, directed by the British-Nigerian film-maker Walter Taylaur. “Catch[dot]er” will premiere at the closing night of the festival on Sunday, May 14 at 20:30.
This year’s competition has 5 movies in the running to win the prestigious People’s Choice Award, sponsored by Angénieux, one of the leading manufacturers of high quality optic cinema lenses for the broadcast and film industries. Angénieux will gracefully put its optics at the disposal of the winner of the People’s Choice Award, giving them a chance to combine their creativity with French technical know-how during their next shoot.
About the Festival Nollywood Week Paris:
The Nollywood Week Festival is the only event in the French capital that allows the public to discover the richness of Nigerian cinema: Nollywood.
The festival is a true window to Africa and its booming cinematography industry. It offers festival-goers a chance to discover a dozen movies selected by a jury of professionals and screened over 4 days.
Musical performances as well as seminars and workshops dedicated to the African cinema industry enrich the program throughout the festivities.
The Nollywood Week Festival ends with the traditional presentation of the NollywoodWeek People’s Choice Award, which rewards some of the best talents of African cinema.
The Nollywod Week festival is a project promoted by the Okada Media Group and supported by Total, Air France and the City of Paris.