BY ADEDIWURA OKELEYE
NollywoodWeek Film Festival is set to take place in Paris, France from June 2 to June 5. The festival is organized by Okada Media, a France-based association headed by Serge Noukoué and Nadira Shakur.
NollywoodWeek is an annual film festival that showcases the best of the Nigerian film industry with the aim of finding a larger audience and more sustainable distribution system for these quality films.
The festival’s official selection includes: 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 (Oko Ashewo) by Daniel Oriahi. For the first time, there will be showcase of short films at the festival. The films selected for this special feature are Hex, Prey, Joy, The Encounter, Keko, Ireti and The Good Son.
Kunle Afolayan’s newest movie, The CEO will be getting a special premiere at the festival. This is only appropriate as Kunle met the Vice President of Air France at the festival last year and the journey to what will be one of the most epic movie premieres began.
The ace producer said on his Instagram page two weeks ago,
1st of June 2016. The CEO Special premiere. Red carpet at check in counter, cocktail party at the boarding gate into the plane. Movie screen onboard the plane Lagos-Paris, after party happens 40,000ft above the sea level. It’s an experience you don’t want to miss. Powered by @airfrance @goldeneffectspictures more info coming. #peugeotnigeria #airfrance #goldeneffectspictures #kap #film #fortheloveofcinema #inagbegrandresort #TheCEOmovie @angeliquekidjo @onepeterking @realwaleojo @lalaakindoju @aurelieeliam @fatym @hildadokubo @jimmyjeanlouis @nicopanagio
Kunle Afolayan is now a brand ambassador for Air France and who knows, another collaboration with another producer might be birthed.