The annual Eko International Film Festival is billed to hold for 2021 on March 8 – 12, with submissions of films from every continent of the world.
According to members of the sub-jury, it was a tasking undertaking streamlining the films that will be screened at the SilverBird Gallaria, Victoria Island, from the over 332 submitted movies from over 65 countries of the world.
These films will vie for various awards in the following categories:
- Feature Film
- Short Film
- Feature Documentaries
- Short Documentaries
- Indigenous Film(Sub Title in English)
Eko International Film Festival is 11 years stronger and is comprised of a dedicated team. Ekoiff has been endorsed by Lagos State Government and expects representations ranging from the Government to film practitioners, affording you and opportunity to network.
Measures are already being put in place to ensure that the COVID-19 NCDC/CINEMA guidelines will be strictly followed during the event. However, minors will not be permitted inside the cinema hall due to the ratings of some of the movies which may not be suitable for the age range of minors.
According to the president, Hope Opara, the film festival welcomes partnerships and sponsorship that will enable the festival to promote the country's rich cultural heritages.
Hinting on expectations at the festival, the Festival coordinator, Wisdom Nwankwo, stated: "The 11th Edition of EKO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL, which will be held in Lagos, Nigeria - the hub of entertainment in West Africa, is promised to be very captivating as it will showcase different films and also present opportunities for networking and retraining in the filmmaking business; as it will present an opportunity for capacity building in film business.
"This 11th Edition will be one of it's best in recent festivals, filmmakers and intending makers, students and cooperate bodies cum business men, government inclusive, should capitalize on the great opportunity to be seen and heard. It's promised to be explosive. Eko International film festival, is bringing the world closer!"
Free Registration for the event can be made through EKOIFF official media partner on https://zeeny360.com/ekoiff2021
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