ZIFF 2014 TO HIGHLIGHT NIGERIA'S CENTENARY ACHIEVEMENTS
The Nigerian Film Corporation (NFC) on Monday said that the 2014 ZUMA film festival would showcase the centenary achievements of the country's film industry.
Dr Danjuma Dadu, Managing Director of the Corporation disclosed this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja.
Dadu said the festival which coincides with the nation's centenary would celebrate 100 years of outstanding achievements, success, development and growth of the film and video industry.
He said the programme would present Nigerians and the international community an opportunity to review the hundred years of film production in the country.
The Managing Director stated that the movie industry had help to project the nation's rich cultural heritage to the world and contributed to the development of human capital.
Nigerian films are fast transmitting our cultural values and idiosyncrasies, which have had a profound impact particularly on the African continent. As Nigeria celebrates 100 years as a nation, we are also celebrating her development and endowment in natural and human resources. As a nation, Nigeria is blessed with a rich cultural heritage and diversity in arts.
Nigeria has made significant progress in diverse areas of her social, political and economic life. Presently, Nollywood stands as a home grown industry, with clear evidence to the initiative and enterprise of the Nigerian can do spirit,'' he said.
He said the event would be an avenue to further harness the vast potential and creative abilities in the industry waiting to be developed. Dadu said the festival which is the 7th edition has as its theme "Nationalism and Patriotism".
He said the event which is scheduled to hold from May 4 to 8, 2014 at Nicon Luxury Hotel in Abuja, would have international brainstorming sessions by stakeholders in the film industry.
Dadu listed some of the events lined up for festival as premier of new films, film and video market exhibitions, emerging talents film festival, master classes workshop ,children film festival, ZUMA film festival award night, among other events.
Reward of Excellence
The Team | The Festival 7th
CALL FOR ENTRIES
The ZUMA International Film Festival Organizing Committee invites entries of films for competition for the 7th edition of the biennial Zuma Film Festival scheduled to hold from 4th - 8th May, 2014 in Abuja, Nigeria.
The 2014 edition with the theme; Nationalism and Patriotism focuses on the centenary celebrations of the country and the film medium as connecting cords that bind and unite Nigeria and humanity in the common pursuit of global peace, progress and development. Significantly, it celebrates the role that the Nigerian film industry has played in uniting the country through building bridges across different cultures in the country. It will also celebrate film as a vehicle for transformation and patriotism amongst the diverse socio- cultural groups in Nigeria.
The 7th edition of Zuma International Film Festival has the following categories of entries and awards:
1. Best Director
2. Best Cinematography
3. Best Script
4. Best Actor
5. Best Actress
6. Best Documentary
7. Best Indigenous Language Film
8. Best Foreign Short Film
9. Best Nigerian Short Film
10. Best Animation Film
11. Best Student Film
Please, note that all films/ videos submissions is open for entries for films produced within the eligibility period set by the Technical Committee. Features and Documentary films/ video produced between April 2, 2012 and February 27, 2014 are eligible for entry. Also only persons whose names are on the credit title of the film/ video are eligible for awards.