Nollywood Heavyweights Rita Dominic, Kunle Afolayan & Joke Silva Head To France For Cannes Film Festival
Nigerian delegates will join the rest of the world as Pavillon Afriques berths at the Cannes Film Festival in France from May 14 to 25, 2019, .
Nollywood stars like Kunle Afolayan, Tope Oshin, Joke Silva, Mildred Okwo, Chioma Udeh, Justin Morgan, Moses Babatope, Guy Murray-Bruce, Rita Dominic and other industry experts will be at the pavilion.
Also participating are: Executive Director of the National Film and Video Censors Board, Adedayo Thomas, Ladipo Abayomi Augustine, Lawal Gambo Zuwaira and others.
“With this project, we are creating a unique venue for movie trade and promotion that outlines the diversity and plurality from Africa and its Diaspora film and television content,” said Operations Director, Prudence Kolong.
“Our ambition is to become an exclusive business platform where film industry stakeholders meet, discuss, trade, make deals and take advantage of the unique atmosphere of the Festival de Cannes.
Expected are participants from Uganda, Kenya, South Africa, Tanzania, Ethiopia, Rwanda, Niger, Togo, Ghana, Burkina Faso, Gabon, Djibouti and four other African countries and its Diaspora from countries such as USA, Jamaica, Brazil, Guyana, Guadeloupe, Martinique.
Situated within the Marché du Film, Pavillon Afriques will be dedicated exclusively to the business of Film in Africa and among its Diaspora counterparts. With the theme ‘Connecting the Past, Present and Future’; Pavillon packs a full schedule with a mix of private and public sector roundtables, discussions on film financing and content distribution, a series of country produced destination seminars, celebrity hosted panels, leadership workshops, film screenings and more, the program is set to be the most fascinating hub out of Cannes in 2019.
It will feature a dynamic line-up of some of the biggest names in film and entertainment from across the globe including entrepreneur and educator Stedman Graham, Tech Entrepreneur John Gosier, Roberta Annan, USA former VP IBM USA, Marilyn Johnson, Rich Tanksley, Tsitsi Dangarembga, Chioma Ude, Joyce Fissoo, CEO, Tanzania Film Board, Ethiopian Film directors Mehret Mandefro and Hiwot Admasu Getaneh, Shirley Frimpong-Manso, Chris Attoh, and many more.
The organisers confirm that activities include screenings, seminars, workshop, round tables, country 5forums, an auction, art exhibition, haute cuisine, mini-concerts and so much more.