The 3rd Eko International Film Festival (EKOIFF) celebrating Nollywood Divas opened Monday evening with the popular Skyfall James Bond 007 "Crack the Case" Heineken promo at the prestigious Silverbird Galleria on Victoria Island in the coastal mega city of Lagos. The event attracted movie buffs and the Nigerian news media with a reception sponsored by Heineken Nigeria at the atrium of the Silverbird Galleria where Skyfall is still pulling crowds to the Silverbird Cinemas after the successful Nigerian premiere last Friday.
The Lagos State government was represented by Mr. Wale Adeniji, from the office of the Commissioner for Tourism and Inter-Government Relations. Other special guests included Mr. Fidelis Duker, the Founder/CEO of Abuja International Film Festival, Victor Okhai, the Founder/CEO of In-Short International Film Festival and others from within Nigeria and abroad.
On Tuesday there will be a special screening of award winning director Niji Akanni's romantic thriller Heroes & Zeros, starring Nadia Buari and Bimbo Manuel and also featuring Gabriel Afolayan, Olu Jacobs, Norbert Young, Akin Lewis, Funsho Adeolu and Chervel Bridgette.
The 3rd Eko International Film Festival continues with daily screenings of over 18 more films from multiple award winning filmmakers from host country Nigeria, Spain, USA, UK, Austria, France, Argentina, Haiti and Mozambique till the closing ceremony on Saturday November 10, 2012.
The ticket is N2, 000 only.