Nigeria’s Eko International Film Festival to launch film institute


The annual Eko International Film Festival (EKOIFF) is to launch a film institute during its 7th edition which will be held between 24 and 29 October 2016. The institute is billed to fill the gap between the new entrants into the Nollywood film industry and established practitioners.

EKOIFF is Nigeria’s leading international film festival in the coastal megacity of Lagos in southwestern Nigeria. The mission of EKOIFF is to promote the appreciation of arts and culture through the motion picture, arts and sciences, and increase tourism in the global village.

The launch of the film institute will take place during the festival’s Youth Development in Art workshop:
The two-day workshop in youth development in arts aims to inspire the youth. “Arts can turn around a troubled teenager; get young men and women off the streets into creative and constructive pursuit. Art can change attitude, build self-esteem and redirect the path of wayward, art can also prevent despair,’ says the EKOIFF website. The workshops will engage young men and women in a more meaningful way to look inside themselves to rediscover their potentials.

Training Modules:
• Screening-writing
• Directing
• Cinematography
• Editing
• Sound

For more information visit the Eko International Film Festival website.

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Cera-Jane Catton is a writer and journalist with years of experience in community newspapers, blogging and freelance journalism. She has worked in a cache of capacities, often finding herself behind or in front of the cameras, intentionally and less so. She has been a stunt double in two Bollywood movies, has worked in various capacities on a number of natural history documentaries, and other international productions shot in South Africa. Cera is a former Screen Africa journalist.


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