LIST OF WINNERS OF THE 11TH EDITION EKO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL 2021
OFFICIAL SELECTION OF 11TH EKO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL 2021
COMPELLING MOVIE “EAGLE WINGS” by Paul Apel Papel
NOLLYWOOD MOST PROLIFIC DIRECTOR CHICO EJIRO BURIED TODAY

AFRICAN MOVIE CHANNEL’s Nolly Africa HD FAST Channel Arrives On DistroTV

African Movie Channel has signed a channel carriage deal with DistroScale to have its first FAST channel, Nolly Africa HD on the DistroTV platform for broadcast worldwide.

DistroTV, operated by parent company DistroScale, is available for free across a wide array of CTV and mobile devices, including Roku, Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV, Google TV, LG TV, Samsung TV, Sony TV, iOS, and Android, as well as on the DistroTV https://www.distro.tv/

‘Yinka Mayungbo, African Movie Channel’s Director commented, “Nolly Africa HD is not your typical quick and cobbled together FAST channel; it was built the AMC way – like our two premium Pay TV channels AMC and AMC Series, Nolly Africa HD is sleek, polished, and of course, premium television, and it’s HD. We are delighted to partner with DistroTV, one of the most prominent players in the FAST space, to bring the magnetizing world of Nollywood to the homes of millions.”

Nolly Africa HD is a premium 24-hour African movies and series channel, showing carefully curated English language Nollywood movies, series, talk shows and reality productions, including from AMC’s own original productions division, AMCOP.

“With now more than 200 channels in our content library, we are on a mission at DistroTV to provide engaging, stimulating, entertaining content that appeals to our diverse and growing audience,” said Navdeep Saini, co-founder and CEO of DistroScale, parent company of DistroTV. “As a part of our latest regional channel bundle, Nolly Africa HD does just that. We are thrilled to welcome them to the DistroTV family, and look forward to continuing to expand our viewership to new regions as we grow and evolve.”

Nolly Africa HD is available on Nigeria’s Free TV on channel 722, the Airtel TV platform in Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, and Nigeria, Freeview UK channel 271, Kapang channel 520 in the UK and US, and now DistroTV channel 413.

Nolly Africa HD is wholly owned and powered by African Movie Chan

MANY YIKES OVER RITA DOMINIC’S MARRIAGE

SUPER ACTRESS RITA DOMINIC

Funny how Manchelors are slandering Dominic for getting married at the age of 46. Rita got married and her husband is satisfied. Why are you interested in Her age ? Is it Because she got married at the age you bachelors shame women for being single . Many of you weaponized menopause as a tool to rush women into regrettable marriage. Haven’t you seen older women get married after one trial, while their younger counterparts keep trying for decades  Abeg make una free Dominic, na marry she marry she no kill person.

RITA AND HUSBAND FIDELIS ANOSIKE

Congratulations Mrs Rita Anosike once again, wishing you marital bliss and endless possibilities as you begin a new chapter of your Life.

By Peace Nwadire

SUPER ACTRESS NENGI ADOKI STARS IN THE MOVIE ‘CHATROOM’

Super Actress Nengi Adoki

Who is Nengi Adoki? She played the lead role in the current trending Movie “CHATROOM.”

An actress is responsible for translating a writer’s ideas into a full-blown character with a unique set of gestures, accent, body language, movement and even trademark dialogues.  During the world premiere of the movie CHATROOM on Easter Sunday April 17, 2022 at the WheatBaker hotel in Ikoyi, the teaming audience was so impressed at the way Nengi successfully conveyed the feelings of her role and beautifully blended into the character of Ebiere.

The movie is currently being shown on  afrocinema.tv.

See link to sign in https://afrocinema.tv/movies/chatroom

Nengi Adoki

NENGI BIO

Nengi Adoki (The Nengers) is a Nigerian-born, Toronto-trained Actress, Writer and Producer and one of Nigeria’s current leading actresses in the Theatrical,Web, TV and Film space. While at the University of Toronto, Nengi created and directed and choreographed the popular Afrocentric stage show called “Sync Afrique” which ultimately became a culturally recognised event in the city of Mississauga. Since moving back to Nigeria, Nengi made history as the lead actress in Nigeria’s first exported musical theatre piece to the West End in London, England as “Kike Johnson” in “Wakaa The Musical” performing 52 shows overall. She has played other supporting roles on the Nigerian stage such “Heartbeat The Musical” and “No more Lies”. On the Web, Nengi has featured on RED TV’S hit shows “The Men’s Club” and “Inspector K” as well as Bovi’s “Back to School” on Youtube. On TV she’s played supporting roles on Africa Magic’s 260 Episode series’ ‘Enakhe’, ‘Forbidden’ and ‘Hustle’. She is presently the creator, writer and lead actress of her show, “The Most Toasted Girl”, the first crowd-funded web series in Nigeria currently available on Youtube.

Chatroom Synopsis

A young girl enters a TV reality show contest as a means to escape the haunting ghost of her past and her present deprivation. However, an incident in the house forces her to go back to the past she had tried to forget and further reveal a disturbing secret that would throw the entire nation into shock. The hilarious experiences in the house turn the table in an unexpected way bound to keep audiences in stitches and at the edges of their chairs at the same time.

UNIVERSAL MOVIE AWARDS 2ND EDITION FILM SUBMISSION IS STILL OPEN

Universal Movie Awards second edition entry is still going with submissions streaming from all over the world. See link to submit your film  – https://filmfreeway.com/UNIVERSALMOVIEAWARDS

Below are list of countries we have already received films for the second edition of the award event slated to hold in November 26,2022.

United States, Nigeria, United Kingdom, South Africa, Canada, Russian Federation, India, Ukraine, Uganda, Turkey, Singapore, Sierra Leone, Portugal, Poland, Namibia, Kenya, Italy, Guadeloupe, Ghana, Germany, France, Ethiopia, China, Belarus, Austria, Australia

THE MOVIE CHATROOM by CHIKE IBEKWE

Many years ago, I heard this unsettling, heart rending story about a young girl preparing for her university education.

Brilliant. Beautiful.

She was violated; sexually abused by her own relation. That led to different other unfortunate incidents that caused her self-esteem, her future, her dreams, her essence, and sadly put an end to her education.

She ended up an attendant in a local bar and became an object of sexual pleasure to some of the customers who easily lured her.

Some thought she was loose, treated her as a prostitute. Indeed she had become loose. She was lost! Lost to what it meant to be a girl, lost to the virtue and pride that comes with being a woman. She was lost. Damaged and reduced to an object of ridicule.

But behind that pseudo veil of warmth and smile she put on her face in order to serve the bar costumers and earn her wage, was that distraught, pained, hopeless, morbid emptiness, and even suicidal burden that taunted her.

Her story haunted me for days. It felt like the pain of razor cuts all over my body. It left a certain sour taste in my mouth each time I thought of her story. The fact that there was no happy ending at the time made it the more excruciating.

The writer in me revolted.

I felt the strong urge to retell the story, to bring it to the front burner, to give it a happy ending and more importantly to give her a voice.

Though I never got to meet her, I strongly desired to change the ending of the ugly narrative (at least in my mind) from one that was a victim to one that found her voice, got back control, regained her self-esteem, spoke her truth and rose from the ashes of shame and ridicule to the place of power and inspiration, a happy ending not only for her, but for every person; especially every girl or woman who has been a victim of abuse.

So I wrote a story inspired by her. I wrote the screenplay and titled it CHATROOM. www.chatroomthemovie.com was made into a movie.

We had an exclusive screening at the request and at the residence of the British Deputy High Commissioner in commemoration of International Women’s Day andd now, I am delighted to have you all see it.

As we celebrate Mother’s Day , I want you – every woman – to know that you are special, you are powerful and you matter.

CHATROOM is live on afrocinema.tv and can be watched from anywhere in the world from April 15, 2022.

CHIKE IBEKWE Film Producer / Director

CHATROOM features award winning stars; Omawumi Megbele, Nengi Adoki, Odunlade Adekola, Tony Umez, Ibrahim Suleiman, Sambasa Nzeribe, Rykardo Agbor, Vivian Anani, Damilare Kuku, Joshua Ojo, ace comedian Akpororo with cameo appearances by Victor Okhai and veteran TV host and broadcaster Adesuwa Onyenokwe.

Welcome to the CHATROOM!

CANON / EKO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL WORKSHOP ON FILM INDUSTRY

WORKSHOP TITLE

DAY 1: Cinematography with Canon Technology

DAY 2: Canon Cinema Solution & Workflow

The Canon/Ekoiff film industry workshop will hold during the festival event.

The focus of the workshop is on Canon Camera products e.g.  EOS C500MKll, EOS C300MK3,  EOS  C70 and Cinema Prime Lenses and also how to operate   them to achieve best picture and sound qualities in tune with recent online platforms and cinemas. Discount available on any camera and lenses buy.

The workshop is strictly for Cinematographers, Directors and Producers.

Date:  9th & 10th March 2022

Time: 10.30am prompt.

Venue:  Silverbird Cinemas  133 Ahmadu Bello Way Lagos

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EUROPEAN FILM MARKET, RETROSPEKTIVE, BERLINALE CLASSICS

The EFM is expecting buzzing business not only at its main location, the impressive Gropius Bau, as the industry returns to Berlin © EFM / Juliane Eirich

European Film Market 2022: Exhibition Spaces in the Gropius Bau and in the Marriott Hotel Largely Booked Out / Under the title SHAPING CHANGE “EFM Industry Sessions” Call on the Film and Media Industry to Jointly Shape the Future

The EFM will take place from February 10 to 17, 2022 under the motto “It all (re)starts here”. The “EFM Industry Sessions” will discuss the three core themes Future, Diversity & Inclusion and Sustainable Development in the four programme strands “Producers”, “Distribution”, “Documentary” and “Series.

For more information : https://www.berlinale.de/en/press/press-releases/detail_111950.html