By Martha Agas
Nollywood stars, Richard Mofe Damijo and Patience Ozokwo, are among those selected to head zonal committees in preparations for the 2017 biennial Zuma festival.
The festival serves as a platform for Nigerian film practitioners to network with their counterparts from other parts of the world.
It is designed to give impetus to increase expansive opportunities available in the global audio-visual market.
Dr Chidia Maduekwe, the Managing Director of National Film Corporation, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Sunday in Jos, that the festival would hold from Dec. 1 to Dec, 15 with theme, “Feast on Films’’.
“We have set up committees in the various geo-political zones of the country zones. Zonal Coordinators have also been appointed.’’
The festival would facilitate co-production and financing opportunities, reward cinematic excellence, promote audio-visual services, cultural products and the huge export potentials of Nigerian films, he said.
He said the festival which would hold in Abuja would also feature robust film master classes, workshops, NFC annual film lecture, film market and exhibition and awards night.
Zuma Film Festival is a biannual event to promote the Nigerian Film Industry as a viable investment option to the Nigerian and International business communities.