3rd Eko International Film Festival Opens in Lagos
The much talked about 3rd Eko International Film Festival (EKOIFF) celebrating Nollywood Divas opens this evening at the prestigious Silverbird Galleria on Victoria Island in the coastal mega city of Lagos.
The 6 day event will be declared open by the Lagos State government at 5 pm with a red carpet reception in the atrium of the Silverbird Galleria.
Top Nollywood stars confirmed to grace the occasion include Ejike Asiegbu, former president of the Actors Guild of Nigeria (AGN), with Ibinabo Fiberesima, the recently elected first female President of the Actors Guild of Nigeria who will be leading an entourage of leading Nollywood divas among whom are the top twenty nominees for the maiden Nollywood Divas Awards. Other special guests and celebrities are also expected from within Nigeria and abroad.
The opening film Operation Libertad was premiered at the 2012 Cannes Film Festival, directed by Swiss director Nicolas Wadimoff. There will be screenings of over 22 selected films from multiple award winning filmmakers from host country Nigeria, Spain, USA, UK, Austria, France, Argentina, Haiti and Mozambique.
The 3rd Eko International Film Festival is supported by the Silverbird Group, Heineken Nigeria, Starcom Media, Supple Communications Limited, International Digital Post Network and other partners and sponsors.
The daily festival pass in only N2, 000 per person and available at the venue.
The annual Eko International Film Festival (EKOIFF) is Nigeria’s leading international film festival in the coastal mega city of Lagos in south western Nigeria.It was founded in 2009 by Ekenyerengozi Michael Chima and Hope Obioma Opara and duly registered in the same year.
The mission of Eko International Film Festival is to promote the appreciation of Arts and Culture through the motion picture arts and sciences and boost tourism in the global village.
Eko International Film festival is organized by Supple Communications Limited, the publishers of Supple magazine, the first film festivals and culture magazine in Africa showing previews and reviews of movies and interviews 24 hours daily is on www.supplemagazine.org.
The inaugural edition was held in the mega city of Lagos in summer, July 7-12, 2010, at the Genesis Deluxe Cinemas of The Palms in Lekki, Lagos, with filmmakers from Nigeria, Kenya, UK, Germany, France, Spain and America. The second edition was held in July 2011 at the Silverbird Cinemas of the Silverbird Galleria on Victoria Island, Lagos.
The third edition is coming up from November 5-10, 2012.