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Nollywood Week Film Festival, Paris, France

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  1. Sola

    Sola Administrator
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    Mar 1, 2003
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    Press release

    June 8, 2014, Paris, France: The second edition of the Nigerian Film Festival, Nollywood Week ended on Sunday evening. Among the six films in competition, the public made its choice.

    The Meeting, directed by Mildred Okwo and co-produced by actress Rita Dominic, won the Nollywood Week 2014 Audience Award.

    The other five films in competition were: Confusion Na Wa, Flower Girl, Half of a Yellow Sun, Misfit and Journey to Self.

    The festival trophy was awarded to actress / producer Rita Dominic who expressed her surprise and joy at the closing ceremony which was sold out, as was the case for several sessions of this second edition. The winner of the Audience Award will receive material supply from Angénieux ( a leading supplier of high-tech optical products for the audiovisual production industry) that can be used during the shooting of her next film, a special screening at the World Day of African Culture and an acquisition offer from Canal + Africa. The teams of the six selected films will also receive
    pre-production software published by the company Melusyn.

    The closing ceremony ended with Andrew Dosumu’s film, Mother of George.

    The Nigerian film festival brought together over 2000 spectators in Paris over 4 days.

    Nollywood Week Paris Film Festival is an annual Nigerian film festival based in France, whose objective is to bring the best of the New Nollywood Cinema to French audiences .

    Yours sincerely,
    Cassandra Onwualu
    Nollywood Week Paris

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  2. NTB

    NTB Well-Known Member

    Oct 24, 2003
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    Kudos to Mildred and Rita!!!
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  3. Kala Lou

    Kala Lou Well-Known Member

    Nov 12, 2009
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    Kudos to the audience for getting it right....if I had to chose between the 3 from the list I've seen, HOAYS, The Meeting & Confusion na wa...and would have made the same decision. Good thing they didn't let the star power of HOAYS sway their decision..goes to show its not always about money.
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  4. Village-Boi

    Village-Boi Well-Known Member

    Jun 28, 2009
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    ^ ^ ^
    Well said Kala.
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  5. Dsampler

    Dsampler D. Ultimate Naija Ruler

    Jun 11, 2004
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    I completely disagree. I thought HOAYS was the obvious choice. Na wa for naija o. Na so corruption dey follow us go everywhere. Even all the way to France. We dey there dey wash our deti underwear for public. How shameful.
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