In Miami, Florida, the Actors Guild of Nigeria will host an international festival

Jul 27, 2023 | International | 0 comments

The African Travel Film Festival and the Actors Guild of Nigeria (AGN) will host an international festival in Miami, Florida.

During a Lagos press conference on Tuesday, AGN National President Emeka Rollas disclosed the festival’s goal. The November 9–11 event encourages cross-cultural filmmaking by connecting Nollywood performers with overseas peers.

Emphasizing the festival’s significance, Rollas explained that it would facilitate exposure for Nollywood actors to casting directors and producers worldwide, fostering potential cross-cultural partnerships that would benefit the Nigerian film industry economically and elevate Nigeria’s global standing.

Dr. Alex Okoroji, the Organizing Committee Chairman, was excited to organize the event in Miami owing to its lively culture and large Nigerian and African immigrant community. “The Future of Nollywood Actors in the Global Economy” festival will include red-carpet galas, film screenings, panel discussions, seminars, and city tours.

“This festival will honour the best Nigerian cinema and television stars and involve several activities.

“Events include a red carpet gala and awards, film screenings, panel discussions, city tours, workshops, and lectures.

“Actors, filmmakers, and other creative workers may network and learn from each other and meet and connect with their fans and supporters in the diaspora,” she added.

Almost 70 Nollywood actors will attend the Nancy Isime and Joseph Benjamin-hosted festival.

AGN uses this platform to promote Nigerian talent, cultural understanding, and US-Nigeria relations.

“We feel the festival would be a terrific chance to exhibit Nigerian talents to a worldwide audience and enhance cultural understanding, promoting Nigeria-US relations.

“We are thankful to the African Travel Film Festival for working with us and supporting our objective to promote Nollywood stars globally.

Actors can network and learn from the best. Okoroki said, “We’ll also honour our performers’ great skill and inventiveness.”

Segun Arinze, former national president of AGN, praised the guild’s festival, saying it would inspire Nollywood actors, many of whom had pursued chances overseas to improve their careers.

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