BY SHAMAN MOMOH
The shortlist of Nollywood films to be screened at this year’s Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) was released earlier today and the most notable film to miss out is Kunle Afolayan‘s The CEO.
Niyi Akinmolayan’s The Arbitration, Steve Gukas‘ ebola film 93 Days and Izu Ojukwu‘s yet to be released 76 will screen at this year’s City to City programme to hold in Toronto from September 8, 2016.
The films will be joined by Just Not Married, Okafor’s Law, The Wedding Party, Taxi Driver: Oko Ashewo, and Green White Green.
The CEO despite its massively publicised in-flight premiere, huge budget, Pan-African cast line up and more misses out to unreleased films The Wedding Party, 76, 93 Days, Green White Green and also including Omoni Oboli‘s Okafor’s Law which we hear is still in its post-production stage.
Despite the fact that Afolayan will participate in a series of specialised programming, seminars, and workshops at the Festival, organized by TIFF’s Industry team, and will also join audiences for a unique and intimate discussion as part of the Festival’s In Conversation With… programme, there is still a general belief that absence of The CEO which is arguably the “biggest” Nollywood film so far in 2016 is a pointer to the film’s overall quality.