The city of Frankfurt will again host the Nollywood Film Festival Germany (NFFG) and its sister event Nollywood Europe Golden Award (NEGA) this year, director Isaac Izoya has announced.
This yearly event, organized by Ehizoya Entertainment e.V., features Nollywood (Nigerian) film screenings, an award ceremony and networking opportunities for filmmakers.
Nominations for Nigerian films to be screened at this year’s festival, taking place on 8-10 September, has opened.
Unless a special waiver is granted, for films to qualify for nomination, they must have been made during the last 24 months preceding the festival. Nominated films, which should not exceed 120 minutes in length, must also not have been previously shown on TV or the internet.
Deadline for the submission of nominations is 21 July, 2017.
Henry Ozuluonye’s film, entitled “THE STICK”, featuring Benedict Johnson, Ibwari Etuk, Emmanuel Precious, Stella Dandy and Henry Ozuluonye, premiered in Frankfurt last year at the festival.
The movie, among the many Nollywood films screened at the Festival last September, was well received by both african and international audiences.
Izoya, an award-wining Culture Ambassador who has been promoting Nollywood for nearly two decades in Europe, promised that this year’ NFFG/ NEGA will be grand. He’s working on a programme that will beat last year’s, which was really a huge success.
The entertainment guru said that NFFG is a viable platform designed for Nollywood filmmakers to showcase their work to Europeans and their Nigerian fans in the diaspora and calls for corporate sponsorship of the event.
Nigerian pop star Kiss Daniel headlined last year’s NEGA Awards event and he added extra-ordinary value to the event as his fans traveled from all over Europe to watch him perform on his first-ever European live tour.
Kiss Daniel, courtesy of Isaac Izoya as promoter, subsequently performed in Naples and Reggio Emillia (Italy), Stockholm (Sweden) and Copenhagen (Denmark) to promote his new album, “MAMA”.
Major artistes are being lined up to perform at this year’s award ceremony, Izoya has revealed.
“You are all cordially invited to this year Nollywood Film Festival Germany and Nollywood Europe Golden Awards 2017, which will be held in September, 08th – 09th, 2017 in Frankfurt, Germany”.
Opening night cocktail attended by Nollywood directors, actors, Germans/Nigerians film makers, Diplomatic Corps, journalists and experts will mark the opening ceremony. Izoya’s new movie titled “Diplomatic Strings”, co-produced with Queen Blessing Itua, starring some members of EAW along with some top Nollywood stars, will be premiered at this year’s NFFG event. Cinema venue: Filmforum Höchst, Emmerich-Josef-Strasse 46a 65929 Frankfurt am Main 8th September 2017, while the Nollywood Europe Golden Awards Gala-Night afterparty show featuring top Nigerian Hip Hop Star will take place on 9 September, 2017, at Friesstrass 20 60388 Frankfurt Am main. As the saying goes, “The Show Must Go On!”.
More about NFFG/ NEGA at: Nollywood Film Festival Germany.