BY TIMILEHIN AJAGUNNA
Organisers of Nollywood Week Film Festival have announced a special screening for the much anticipated Kunle Afolayan’s film; The CEO.
This was just as the festival organisers unveiled in Lagos recently, the official selection for the festival, taking place in Paris, France, from June 2 to June 5, 2016.
Afolayan, who is the brand ambassador of Air France, first met the airline’s top management who share the vision of NollywoodWeek, during the festival, last year.
Kunle who is also ambassador for Peugeot was among the directors and actors who graced the official selection VIP cocktail for Nollywood industry professionals hosted by Mr. Laurent Polonceaux, the General Consul of France at his Lagos private residence.
Meanwhile the official selection for the festival had heavy presence of some award-winning flicks of 2015. They include: Fifty by Biyi Bandele, Falling by Niyi Akinmolayan, The First Lady by Omoni Oboli, Stalker by Moses Inwang, Gbomo Gbomo Express by Walt Taylaur, Lunch Time Heroes by Seyi Babatope, and Taxi Driver by Daniel Oriahi.
It was also announced that this year, for the first time, the festival will showcase a selection of short films. The pact has seven short films which consist of Hex, Prey, Joy, The Encounter, Keko, Ireti and The Good Son.
NollywoodWeek is a film festival organized by the French-based association Okada Media, headed by Serge Noukoué and Nadira Shakur. The festival was created to fill the void of quality Nigerian cinema in the French market.
This post first appeared on NET.