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AGN: Showcasing Nollywood to the world in first film festival in America

The Actors Guild of Nigeria (AGN) is set to hold its first film festival in Miami, USA come November 9-11th. The festival, is billed to showcase the best of Nigerian cinema to an international audience.

President of the AGN, Emeka Rollas said that the Film Festival will feature a diverse selection of films, from short films to feature films. There will also be a series of workshops and panel discussions on topics related to the Nigerian film industry. Also, the festival will create a network for Nollywood actors to mingle with their global colleagues.

“We will be touring the Telemundo studio in Miami; we will also be exploring the beaches of Miami in a boat cruise as well as get more knowledge through masterclasses on filmmaking,” Rollas sstated.

Award winning actors, Nancy Isime and Joseph Benjamin have been picked as hosts of the three-day film festival, which would be attended by over an 100 Nollywood practitioners.

Furthermore, Chairman of the organising committee, Alex Okoroji said the event is titled ‘The Future of Nollywood Actors in the Global Economy’.

“This festival will be a celebration of the brightest Nigerian film and television actors and it will feature a wide range of events,” Okoroji said.

“The events include a red carpet gala and awards, film screenings, panel discussions, city tours, workshops and seminars.

“Actors, filmmakers, and other creative professionals can network and learn from each other as well as meet and engage with their fans and supporters in the diaspora.”

Rollas maintained that the AGN Film Festival is a major opportunity for Nigerian filmmakers to showcase their work to an international audience.

“It is also a chance for the Nigerian film industry to connect with potential investors and partners in the United States”, he stressed.

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