Official Press release
UK Nollywood In ternational Film Festival 2019
Selected Finalists Feature Length Films
(1) Dear Bayo by Dir Inoh Umoren
(2) Nimbe Dir Seun Dania
(3) The Birth by Dir Abbey Lanre
(4) Last Request by Dir James Abinibi
(5) A date with my husband by Dir Okey Zubelu
(6) Kissing Shadow by Dir Chinedu Omorie
(1) Unseen Treasure by Dir Danny Mbanginu
UKNFF IS PROUD TO BE CELEBRATING THE TALENTS WITHIN THE NOLLYWOOD INDUSTRY!
The UK Nollywood Producers Guild will be hosting the 2nd Edition of the UK Nollywood Film Festival during the Black History Month on Friday 04th and Saturday 5th of October 2019.
The Festival will screen multiple selected films from across the world over two days with special workshops at different venues
Opening and Closing Awards ceremonies are Friday 04/10/19 and Saturday 05/10/19 at Ambassadors Hotel Bloomsbury 12 Upper Woburn Place London WC1H 0HX Red carpet 7.00pm
Special screenings on Saturday 05/10/19 at Canada Water Theatre 21 Surrey Quays Road London SE16 7AR 12.00noon to 5.00pm
The UK Nollywood Film Festival otherwise known as UKNFF is underpinned by the vision of the UK Nollywood Producers Guild to empower and showcase the work of independent filmmakers especially those from the African descent. UKNFF is dedicated to Africans and Supporters of African Filmmakers especially UK Nollywood. Even though all filmmakers qualify to submit their films, particular emphasis are shown to the selection and screening of Nollywood films and films made by African youths or first and second time African Film Producers/Directors.
Lindsey Oliver CEO Yanga TV said “Dramatic, rapid, sizzling and tense. That’s just a description of what it can feel like commuting around a big British city like London. Capture that backdrop alongside the colourful, extravagant, authentic storytelling of the Nigerian Diaspora and you have UK Nollywood”
Marc Adebesin Publicity Director of UK Nollywood Producers Guild said ‘We all need to support integration in Nollywood as this does not just happen without each one of us being fully involved.
I have a dream that one day Nollywood would be able to create global block buster’s just like Hollywood”
The UK Nollywood Film Festival will present awards in the following categories:
Best African Feature Film Best African Indigenous (Native Language)
Best African Documentary
Best African Short Film
Malcolm A Benson President of UK Nollywood Producers Guild added “UK Nollywood Film Festival is an opportunity to showcase some of the works coming out of the industry, to also appreciate and highlight the resilience shown by Nollywood Filmmakers and other stakeholders in making Nollywood what it has become so far. As a community,we need to remember where we come from, how we started and look forward to where we are going It will take discipline, courage, consistency and enthusiasm amongst other things to build an industry and even though it may seem farfetched, rough and rugged, it is by no means inevitable”
Come and join us at this years UKNFF2019 and celebrate the Nollywood Film Culture and Talents To sponsor, partner or participate in this year’s event please contact us.
Tolulope Yesufu General Secretary 07904932775
Marc Adebesin Publicity Secretary 07950951417
Malcolm Benson President 07930202250
UK Nollywood Film Festival 2019 Early birds Tickets are available on eventbrite
Day 1 Opening Ceremony Ticket link
Special screenings and awards Saturday 05/10/19
Day 2 Tickets link
Take advantage of the limited early birds tickets on sale before 15/09/19 and join us to celebrate the best of talents from around the world
For more information contact
Malcolm A Benson
UK Nollywood Producers Guild