“As we celebrate Nigeria at 50 through Cinema, we are reminded of the tremendous impact and contributions of cinema to the growth and development of our great nation.”
~ Mr. Afolabi Adesanya, Managing Director/Chief Executive of the Nigerian Film Corporation at the 7th Abuja International Film Festival, October 26-29, 2010.
The 7th Abuja International Film Festival (AIFF) is in progress at the prestigious Silverbird Cinemas in Abuja, the federal capital of Nigeria.
“For the first time, films will be screening at multi purpose built cinema halls to create the cinematic experience,” said the festival founder and director Mr. Fidelis Duker. The theme of the 2010 edition is “Celebrating Naija @ 50 Through Cinema.”
18 films from 64 entries have been nominated for the awards in seven different categories.
Three films from Taiwan, China and Germany are competing for the best foreign feature film award and three films from Nigeria are competing for the best Nigerian feature film award. The competition for the best Nigerian feature is between Mak Kusare’s award winning “Champioins of our Time” and Ikechukwu Onyeka’s two features “Intimidation” and “Corporate Maid”.
The four day film festival ends this weekend.