The 2019 Cannes film festival kicks off today May 14th in Palais des Festivals, Cannes, France and 10 Nollywood stars will join other African film stars to represent the African narratives.
The Nollywood stars will not be doing this alone as they will be uniting with other film practitioners across Africa and in the diaspora.
Other African countries to be represented at the Pavillon Afriques, a film market section of the Cannes Film Festival include Uganda, Kenya, South Africa, Tanzania, Ethiopia, Rwanda, Niger, Togo, Ghana, Burkina Faso, Gabon, Djibouti, USA, Jamaica, Brazil, Guyana, Guadeloupe and Martinique
The African market section of the Cannes film festival is Themed ‘Connecting the Past, Present and Future’ and will have a full schedule with a mix of private and public sector roundtables, discussions on film financing and content distribution, a series of country produced destination seminars, celebrity-hosted panels, leadership workshops, film screenings and more, the program is set to be the most captivating hub out of Cannes in 2019.
Nollywood titans like Kunle Afolayan, Rita Dominic, Tope Oshin, Joke Silva, Mildred Okwo, Chioma Udeh of AFRIFF, Justin Morgan of Inertia pictures, Moses Babatope of FilmOne distribution, Guy Murray-Bruce of Silverbird distribution, Adedayo Thomas of the NFVCB, Ladipo Abayomi Augustine, and Lawal Gambo Zuwaira will be in Cannes for the Pan African initiative.
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