PRESS RELEASE FROM EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR NFVCB ALH. ADEDAYO THOMAS

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR CEO NFVCB ALH. ADEDAYO THOMAS

Dear Colleagues,

Virtual Operation at Abuja HQ

I understand it has been a challenging period for us as a nation with the advent of the Corona virus disease pandemic, and I encourage you to keep the spirit high and take all necessary precautions as advised and directed by relevant government bodies and agencies. I would like to inform you that we are still virtually operational at the Headquarters in Abuja in order to serve your business interest at this critical time. Should you have any finished work for censorship during this period, please follow the steps below:

1. Pay the prescribed fees to the Bank and generate a Remita receipt (RRR)

2. Upload your film/video work to Vimeo or any similar channel, and send us the access password OR send the film/video work to us at verification@nfvcb.gov.ng and copy : adedayo.thomas@gmail.com

3. Attach the Remita receipt and your email address to be used for our feedback when doing No. 2 above.

4. Call Maureen at 07053453291 for Certificate confirmation and other inquiries. It is our hope that everything will return to normalcy soon and a quick and lasting way to contain the spread of the virus will be discovered soon. Till then, please stay home and stay safe.

Thank you.

Alhaji Adedayo Thomas

Executive Director/CEO

National Film and Video Censors Board.

WhatsApp HACKER ON THE PROWL : HACKER’S NUMBER +234 702 608 4141 (WITH FAKE NAME )

How easy is it for you to lose your WhatsApp account to hackers? Very easy if you don’t pay attention to one of the modus operandi of these hackers who exploit your innocence in the heat of the moment.

Let me explain how they operate. Some of these criminals are in some WhatsApp groups. They will inform you that there will be a meeting in 4 hours time and mention the group you belong; just like one Mr Gabriel with phone number +234 702 608 4141 did. He belongs to a WhatsApp group STATE OF THE NATION and chose to call me today as his target.

He gave me a code to enable me be part of the meeting we are supposed to start by 8 pm Nigerian time April 22,2020. I never knew that he was going to use that code to hack my WhatsApp line :(+234 818 315 1753). He used this number: +234 901 394 7663 to have access to all my contacts in WhatsApp especially the highly reputable WhatsApp groups I belong to. How I got to know was when I checked my whatsapp and I was told that my number is no longer registered on Whatsapp! I tried several times before I was able to register again. Meanwhile, all my friends started calling me warning that something was wrong because this criminal had started making demands to use my name to rip off my contacts.

Please if you have not activated your two-step Whatsapp authentication, hurry and do this or ask a good friend with good knowledge of the process to teach you. This criminal switched my phone number with the the number he uses on Whatsapp and had it as my name. Please disregard any call or Whatsapp message from these numbers +234 704 539 8717, +234 901 394 7663 this is their company’s name MELISON FOREX TRADING because it is not from me (Mr Hope Obioma Opara) 

CANNES CANNOT BE HELD ON THE SCHEDULED DATES, FROM MAY 12 TO 23

At this time of global health crisis, our thoughts go to the victims of the COVID-19 and we express our solidarity with all of those who are fighting the disease.

We have made the following decision : The Festival de Cannes cannot be held on the scheduled dates, from May 12 to 23. Several options are considered in order to preserve its running, the main one being a simple postponement, in Cannes, until the end of June-beginning of July, 2020.

As soon as the development of the French and international health situation will allow us to assess the real possibility, we will make our decision known, in accordance with our ongoing consultation with the French Government and Cannes City Hall as well as with the Festival’s Board Members, Film industry professionals and all the partners of the event.

In the meantime, the Festival de Cannes lends its vocal support to all of those who firmly call on everyone to respect the general lockdown, and ask to show solidarity in these difficult times for the entire world.

See you very soon,

The Festival de Cannes Team

WINNERS OF THE 10TH ANNIVERSARY EKO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL 2020

EKO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL AWARDS

Best feature film :THE REAL EXORCIST (JAPAN)

Best Nigerian : SEVEN

Best Actor : RICHARD MOFE DAMIJO MOVIE SEVEN (NIGERIA)

Best Actress : ELVINA IBRU BLING LAGOSIANS (NIGERIA)

Best Supporting Actor : DADDY SHOWKEY ( FROM THE MOVIE ‘SEVEN’) NIGERIA

Best Supporting Actress : RIN KIJIMA (FROM THE MOVIE ‘THE REAL EXORCIST’ JAPAN)

Best Feature Documentary Film : ’METROPLASTIC MADNESS’ BY ATSUKO QUIRK, DEBBY LEE COHEN (USA)

Best Short Documentary Film : ‘ROAD TRIP SÃO TOMÉ’
by {Andreas & Leah Rohner (Calgary, Canada),Bastian Caspar (Cologne, Germany)Christian Fausel (Munich, Germany),Denis Trümbach (Moschheim, Germany) Canada

Best Indigenous Film: ’IBI (THE BIRTH)’ BY SEYI ALABI (NIGERIA)

Best Short Film : FIFTY SHORT FILM BY JAVIER DAMPIERRE (SPAIN)

Best Nigeria Short Film: ‘ARABIDA’ BY OLUMENSE OMONJAHIO(NIGERIA)

Best Actor Short Film: SASHA GOLBERG (FROM THE MOVIE ‘FIFTY’ FROM SPAIN)

Best Actress Short Film: DEY YOUNG (FROM THE MOVIE ‘FIFTY’ FROM SPAIN)

Best Film Animation: ‘FELINE PARADOX’ BY BEN REICHER (FRANCE)

73RD FESTIVAL DE CANNES : ACCREDITATION IS NOW OPEN !

The Festival De France is reserved to film industry professionals. Every participant must be granted accreditation to take part in the festival.Profesional accreditation are granted  by professional categories.

  • Journalists, the press accreditation guidelines are available on our press area  
  • Find out more about Marché badge on the Marché Du Film website.
  • The “Trois j and our a Cannes/Three days in Cannes” Pass, reserve for cinemas lovers age between the age of 18 and 24!

See link below for more information https://www.festival-cannes.com/en/participer/accredit?mediaId=

The 72nd edition in figures !

While the 72nd edition was hailed as a great artistic triumph, the crowds of participants also ensured it was a success in terms of attendance. 39,700 professionals from 170 countries flocked to this great gathering of film lovers in 2019, the largest number of accreditations ever issued. Among them, some 30 film professions and nearly 4,400 journalists and media technicians attended the previews and screenings of the 57 films in the Official Selection, from 35 production countries.

Meanwhile, at the Marché du Film, 12,527 participants (distributors, sales agents, producers, exhibitors, festival organisers, etc), came together to discover 4,000 films & projects and enjoy 1,464 screenings, as well as the various programmes and innovations offered by this key industry event, which celebrated its 60th anniversary in 2019.

At the Village international, where the return of Poland and Japan were greeted with great enthusiasm, 96 countries were represented and, for the first time, 2 pavilions housed the representatives of more than 25 African countries.

Finally, in 2019, the Festival also continued its policy of opening up to the main public with “Cannes Cinéphiles”, and in particular to the younger generation with the success of “3 Days in Cannes”. Through these initiatives, which will be repeated in 2020, the Festival’s many cinemas played host to over 7,000 film buffs.

Consult the registration modalities according to your category and apply for accreditation online.

Musical Artist ELITROPH Solomon sings -SAY NO TO DRUGS ABUSE & other human addictions.

ELITHROPH SOLOMON Musical Artist

My name is Elitroph Solomon I’m a musical artist, a movie actor and a graduate of civil engineering from one of the universities in Nigeria. I’m Based and promoting my skills in Lagos state (Nigeria). Musically, I’ve been working on a music project titled “seven seals” which is 100% ready and will soon be online for downloads and out of the project this single “Addiction” came out from. I’ve got this heavy heart about those that are dying and giving up in the fight over addiction and the excessive and uncontrollable intake of harmful drugs and that fueled me to composing a song titled “Addiction”.

This song is my voice, my support and my drugs to those battling with addiction. The fact is we are all addicted to something and this song would fuel your passion to break out of that which is holding you down from being who you ought to be which is a better version of yourselves for your family, friends and loved one. Addicted victims needs to be taught first of all on learning how to love themselves, they need to realise its It’s either they fight to drown their addictions or it drowns them. I did a promotional video of the song addiction to help in the awareness and I call everyone with “like minds” to join me in the enlightenment of drug abuse to make our society better. SAY NO TO DRUGS ABUSE and other human addictions. Let’s make Africa better in our own little way. Please contact me let’s reach out to more people. On instagram @elitroph twitter @elitroph17 facebook @Elitroph music.

THE TEN VIRGINS by Blessing Egbe Nigerian filmmaker

the ten virginsTen Virgin maidens betrothed to a great prince who is away on an infinite journey must stay faithful and untainted while in wait for his return. Inspired by the biblical story of the Ten Virgins.

BLESSING                                       Producer Blessing Egbe

Profile of the Producer/Director. Blessing Egbe
EDUCATION
BACHELOR OF ARTS-University of Calabar 2000 MAJOR- Theatre and Film GPA 3.0 (2ND Class Lower) CORE COURSES: Creative dramatics, play writing, acting, directing and communication.

DIPLOMA- University of Calabar 1996 MAJOR- Theatre Arts GPA 3.53 Introduction to the core courses.

CERTIFICATE-City Varsity film &Television & multi 2004 MAJOR – Screen writing Basic Scriptwriting media school, Cape Town, South Africa

PROFFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE (12 Years) Blessing Effiom Egbe is the CEO of B’Concept Network Productions. She has Written, produced and directed over 100 hours of content for the company. Below is a listing of Blessing Egbe’s works.
2018 The Ten Virgins (Film Series)
2017 She Drives Me Nuts! (Drama Series. 52 Episodes)
2017 The Women Movie
2016 One Room Movie
2015 This Thing Called Marriage (50 Part Drama Series)
2015 Iquo’s Journal (Social Movie On Hiv/Aids)
2014 Keboti (Short Film On The Importance Of A Good Name)
2013/15 Lekki Wives (78 Part Drama Series)
2011 Two Brides and A Baby Movie
2009 Disclosure Drama Series (43 Episodes)
2007 The Rivals Movie (Written & Co-Produced)
2005/06 Before The Vow / After The Vow
PROFFESSIONAL AWARDS/ NOMINATIONS/ WINS/ FILM FESTIVALS SELECTION
FOR THE WOMEN MOVIE
Official Selection the British Council’ Africa In Motion Film Festival Scotland 2018
Official Selection Festival International Du Film Pan African De Cannes. Paris 2018
Official Selection Nollywood Travel Film Festival. Germany 2018
Official Selection Eko International Film Festival Lagos, Nigeria. 2018
Winner Best Indigenous Movie. Abuja International Film Festival. 2018
Official Selection Africa Movie Academy Awards, Kigali, Rwanda. 2018
Semi Finalist Caribbean Film Festival And Market. 2018
Nominee Director Of The Year- Blessing Egbe- Best Of Nollywood Awards 2017
Winner Best Screen Play- Blessing Egbe- Best Of Nollywood Awards 2017

FOR ONE ROOM MOVIE
Nominee 2016 Exquisite Lady of The Year Awards-Best Female Movie Producer

FOR LEKKI WIVES DRAMA SERIES
Winner 2014-Best Tv Drama Series- Best Of Nollywood Awards.
Nominee 2013-Movie Producer Of The Year- Exquisite Lady Of The Year Awards

FOR IQUO’S JOURNAL MOVIE
Nominee 2015 Zafaa Awards Best Producer Blessing Effiom Egbe
Nominee 2016 Africa Magic Viewers’ Choice Awards Best Writer-Blessing Egbe

FOR TWO BRIDES AND A BABY MOVIE
Nominee 2013 Africa Magic Viewers’ Choice Award For Best Writer. Blessing Egbe
Nominee 2013 Africa Magic Viewers’ Choice Award- Best Art Director- Blessing Egbe
Nominee 2011 Best Of Nollywood Awards Movie Of The Year – Blessing Egbe
Winner 2011 Best Of Nollywood Awards For Best Screen Play– Blessing Egbe

FOR DISCLOSURE DRAMA SERIES
WINNER 2011 CITY PEOPLE’S SCRIPT WRITER OF THE YEAR

NOTABLE PUBLICATIONS/ FEATURES
Book Feature Women Calling the Shots 2017
Documentary Feature Amaka’s Kin, Women Of Nollywood 2016
Listed African Women Power Network 2017 Power List, 2017
Listed 5 Female Directors to Watch Out For 2017
Listed 10 Most Inspiring Nollywood Female Film Makers.2017
Listed 40 Most Inspiring Youngstars -2016 Kennis Place
Numerous Press Publications

CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS/ PANELISTS
Speaker 2017 Africa International Film Festival 2017 (Female Entrepreneurship)
Speaker 2017 Nollywood Forum (What Directors Expect From Actors.)
Speaker 2017 Junior Achievement Leadership Empowerment Camp
Panelist 2017 Nigerian International Film Summit (On Faith Based Films)
Speaker 2017 Success Stories Africa Forum (Shared My Success Story)

Contact: Peridot Close, Diamond estate, Off Monastery Road, Sango Tedo, Lekki, Lagos, Nigeria. +2348030600626, tunuus@yahoo.com