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Ekoiff 8th edition received films from over 79 countries around the globe

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These are the list of countries around the globe that Ekoiff official selection for the 8th Eko International Film Festival slated to hold October 23-28,2017 will come from.

Germany,United States ,Nigeria,Austria,United Kingdom,France , Switzerland,Australia,Italy,Belgium,Iran,Brazil,Canada,India,Spain,
RussianFederation,Korea,Republi,Netherlands,Bangladesh,Hungary,Ireland
China,Greece,Iraq,SouthAfrica,Japan,Norway,Georgia,Argentina,Israel,
Réunion,Taiwan,Turkey,Ukraine,Malaysia,Azerbaijan,Armenia,Cameroon,
Chile,Colombia,Croatia,Czech,Republic,Belarus,Denmark,
Dominican Republic,Finland,Gabon,Ghana,HongKong,Indonesia,Kenya,
Kyrgyzstan,Latvi,Liechtenstein,Lithuania,Myanmar,Namibia,Pakistan,
Philippines,Poland,PuertoRico,RomaniaSaudi,Arabia,Serbia,Singapore,
Slovakia,Sudan, Sweden,Uruguay, Zimbabwe,Macao.
Sweden,Uruguay, Zimbabwe,Macao.

The Categories are:

Feature Film

Short Film

Fiction

Documentaries

Short Documentaries

Short Documentary

Indigenous

We look forward to having a wonderful 8th edition of our annual Eko International Film Festival in Lagos the city of excellence Nigeria.

We will announce the official selection before the festival week.

WE ARE OPEN TO SPONSORS AND PARTNERSHIP contact@ekoiff.org

Applications are now open for Berlinale Talents 2018. Please spread the word and apply by September 4, 2017.

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Berlinale Talents is the festival’s talent development programme, offering mentoring, networking and project development for exceptional film and drama series professionals from around the world. Join us in Berlin for various talks, industry panels, screenings, pitching sessions, workshops and project development labs.

Every year, 250 Talents from 12 disciplines come together during the festival to receive guidance and inspiration from top-notch experts and to make invaluable contacts with fellow participants and industry professionals at the Berlinale.

Online application: http://www.berlinale-talents.de/
Deadline: 4 September 2017, 23:59 (CEST)
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How to Apply

Berlinale Talents is aimed at filmmakers and drama series creators who already have a five to ten year career under their belts:

> Actors
> Cinematographers
> Directors
> Distributors
> Editors
> Film critics
> Producers
> Production designers
> Sales agents
> Screenwriters
> Score composers
> Sound designers

To find out how to apply.please  visit our website and watch the application video. Still have questions? Send us an email: talents@berlinale.de

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Applying as a Returnee

If you’ve participated in Berlinale Talents in the past, you may be eligible to return to the fold. There are two routes:

Our Doc Station, Script Station, Short Film Station and Talent Project Market are open to alumni who would like to develop and present a project in Berlin.

In addition, former Project Lab participants who were unable to take full advantage of the wider programme of events during their first visit may reapply for Berlinale Talents.

Apply now as a returnee

 

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Summit

Over 40 talks and interactive panel discussions offer ample opportunities to exchange knowledge with the leading lights of the Berlinale, the European Film Market and the international film industry.

Last year’s experts included Paul Verhoeven, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Christo, Ana Lily Amirpour, Olafur Eliasson, Agnieszka Holland, Raoul Peck, Gurinder Chadha, David OReilly, Alex McDowell, and many more.

Browse our 2017 events and watch full-length recordings of our past editions.

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Studios

Talents from specific disciplines share and learn the tricks of the trade through hands-on case studies at six different Studios.

If you’re invited to Berlinale Talents as an actor, cinematographer, distributor, editor, production designer, sales agent, score composer or sound designer, you’re automatically considered for one of the corresponding Studios. There you can exchange ideas with fellow Talents, participate in practical exercises and excursions, and hone your own work under the guidance of mentors and experts.

Find out more about our Studios.

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Project Labs

The Project Labs give 30 screenwriters and writer-directors the space to concentrate on developing their latest projects. The Doc Station, Script Station and Short Film Station provide tailor-made support to develop your project’s concept, story structure and full potential. The Project Labs culminate in presentations to industry representatives, providing an excellent chance to test your material’s viability and to make an impression.

Learn more about the Project Labs and explore last year’s projects.

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Talent Project Market

The Talent Project Market invites ten producers to present their fully developed feature film proposals to international co-producers and financiers attending the Berlinale Co-Production Market. Participants receive guidance from industry experts, intensive one-on-one meetings with potential partners and the chance to give a public pitch at the Co-Production Market and win cash prizes.

Read about the Talent Project Market and browse the projects from 2017.

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Networking Events

As if that wasn’t enough, we have networking events galore in store for you. Various interactive formats ranging from Talents Circles and Global Speed Matching sessions to Happy Hours at the European Film Market and our popular Dine & Shine dinner allow you to meet the movers and shakers of the film industry, network more informally and find collaborators for future projects.

Get to know our network of over 7,000 alumni.

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Talent Press

Known as one of the leading accelerator programmes and networks for emerging film critics, Talent Press offers the unique chance to explore Berlinale films and events under the tutelage of world-class mentors. From their home base in the editorial office, the ten participants hone their writing technique, attend screenings and Talents events, interview filmmakers, and work on an in-depth essay that is published at the end of the festival.

Read this year’s articles and download the 2017 magazine.

Cannes 2017: Full list of winners from the 70th edition of the Cannes film festival

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FEATURE FILMS – COMPETITION

PALME D’OR

THE SQUARE directed by Ruben ÖSTLUND

The Palme d’or was awarded by Juliette Binoche and Pedro Almodóvar.

 

70th ANNIVERSARY AWARD

Nicole KIDMAN

The 70th Anniversary Award was awarded by Will Smith.

 

GRAND PRIX

120 BATTEMENTS PAR MINUTE (BPM – Beats Per Minute) directed by Robin CAMPILLO

The Grand Prix was awarded by Costa-Gavras and Agnès Jaoui.

 

BEST DIRECTOR PRIZE

Sofia COPPOLA for THE BEGUILED

The Best Director Prize was awarded by Fan BingBing and Gabriel Yared.

 

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR

Joaquin PHOENIX in YOU WERE NEVER REALLY HERE directed by Lynne RAMSAY

The Best Performance by an Actor Prize was awarded by Jessica Chastain.

 

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS

Diane KRUGER in AUS DEM NICHTS (In The Fade) directed by Fatih AKIN

The Best Performance by an Actress Prize was awarded by Irène Jacob and Paolo Sorrentino

 

JURY PRIZE

NELYUBOV (Loveless) directed by Andrey ZVYAGINTSEV

The Jury Prize was awarded by Maren Ade and Guillaume Gallienne.

 

BEST SCREENPLAY EX-ÆQUO

Yorgos LANTHIMOS and Efthimis FILIPPOU for THE KILLING OF A SACRED DEER

Lynne RAMSAY for YOU WERE NEVER REALLY HERE

The Best Screenplay Prize was awarded by Marisa Paredes and Park Chan-wook.

 

SHORT FILMS – COMPETITION

PALME D’OR

XIAO CHENG ER YUE (A Gentle Night) directed by QIU Yang

 

SPECIAL DISTINCTION BY THE JURY

KATTO (The Ceiling) directed by Teppo AIRAKSINEN

The Palme d’or and the Jury Special Mention for Shorts Films were awarded by Uma Thurman and Cristian Mungiu.

 

 

UN CERTAIN REGARD

UN CERTAIN REGARD PRIZE

LERD (A Man of Integrity) directed by Mohammad RASOULOF

 

PRIZE FOR BEST ACTRESS

JASMINE TRINCA for FORTUNATA directed by Sergio CASTELLITTO

 

PRIZE FOR THE BEST POETIC NARRATIVE

BARBARA directed by Mathieu AMALRIC

 

PRIZE FOR BEST DIRECTION

Taylor SHERIDAN for WIND RIVER

 

JURY PRIZE

LAS HIJAS DE ABRIL (April’s Daughter) directed by Michel FRANCO

 

CAMÉRA D’OR

JEUNE FEMME (Montparnasse Bienvenüe) directed by Léonor SERRAILLE presented as part of UN CERTAIN REGARD

The Caméra d’or Prize was awarded by Sandrine Kiberlain, President of the Caméra d’or Jury.

CINEFONDATION

FIRST PRIZE

PAUL EST LÀ (Paul Is Here) directed by Valentina MAUREL
INSAS, Belgium
SECOND PRIZE

HEYVAN (AniMal) directed by Bahram & Bahman ARK
Iranian National School of Cinema, Iran
THIRD PRIZE

DEUX ÉGARÉS SONT MORTS (Two Youths Died) directed by Tommaso USBERTI
La Fémis, France

 

The CST Jury decided to award the VULCAIN PRIZE FOR ARTIST-TECHNICIAN to: Josefin ASBERG for her remarkable artistic contribution to match the inventiveness of the film THE SQUARE.

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Stanlee Ohikhuare new movie ‘ IDAHOSA TRAILS’

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SYNOPSIS:

The story is about the coincidental experience of an American Journalist (Thomas Book – David Schifter) who seeks to interview a reputable preacher (Idahosa) based on his perception of the latter’s role in the miraculous recovery of a popular chief in Benin City, whose recovery happened spontaneously after six years in a coma.
Led on by the Chief’s testimony, Thomas Book sets out to find the man whose name “Ida eh’ Osa” was mentioned during his interview with the Chief.
He is introduced to a young pastor (Pastor Osas – Kunle Idowu) who obliges to be of assistance in getting Thomas Book, to encounter the man called IDAHOSA.
Thomas Book sets out on an adventure to get a remarkable story, but ends up having an encounter that would change his life forever.

Original Story & Screenplay by: Stanlee Ohikhuare.

Starring: David Schifter, Kunle Idowu (Frank Donga), Osas Ajibade, Liz Ameye, Patrick Doyle, Charles Okafor, Akapo Akanni Adedamola

stanlee directorStanlee Ohikhuare – DIRECTOR, IDAHOSA TRAILS

Stanlee Ohikhuare (LEE) is an Auteur and Artistic Surrealist. He is a Fine Artist by training and specializes in Painting. As with most auteurs, Stanlee is a shooting director who contributes immensely to the entire artistic process of his films. In the Idahosa Trails production – as with practically all his productions, Stanlee is the head of all the Technical and Creative units.
He is the Director, Cinematographer, lighting Designer and overall Production Designer. Stanlee treats film making like Fine Arts and pays absolute attention to every artistic and Technical detail to ensure that the Artistic merit of his productions remain exceptional, and true to his original perception.
Stanlee is primarily an Art house Filmmaker, dedicating his film making career to Artistic films.

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THE WOMEN 2 If you are considering a partnership with 8th edition of Eko International Film Festival one of the largest film festival in African ,it will not only offers you the opportunity to promote your brand or product, but also to participate in international media campaigns and to profit from unparalleled media attention.

By choosing a partnership with EKOIFF , you are joining a creative, committed organization at the very heart of society that brings a wide and diverse audience together. Creativity, authenticity and societal involvement are the core values that are emphasized and strengthened through a collaboration with EKOIFF .(October 23-28,2017)

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EKOIFF is an ideal partner to promote your brand or company and to support your image, but the festival can also help with relationship marketing and expanding your name and brand recognizability, not to mention with marketing and sales objectives.

Maximum visibility and extensive festival access

Sponsorship comes with the widest possible range of sponsorship benefits and extensive access to a variety of festival areas and events. Logos of Premium Partners’ brands are part of almost all official festival publications and branding, including, amongst others, printed material, posters, the festival trailer and the press conference backdrop and getting access to exclusive areas of the festival as well as to a number of special events. There is also the possibility of additional marketing activities beside your sponsorship commitment. The partnership package includes invitations to the opening gala and the award ceremony as well as a range of tickets to competition premieres. There is also the possibility of additional marketing activities beside your sponsorship commitment

Enhance the festival with your in-kind contribution
This sponsorship include companies and manufacturers of technical equipment, who wish to increase brand awareness by placing their products with Eko International Film Festival. While the visibility of your product’s brand is mainly ensured by its use in the context of the festival and other professionals in the film industry.

For more information for Partnership and Donation to the 8th edition of our annual Eko International Film Festival slated to hold on October 23-28,2017

Contact us; president@ekoiff.org, contact@ekoiff.org.
+234 818 315 1753, +234 803 303 6171

THE QUARTET MOVES FOR NATIONAL FILM DEVELOPMENT FUND OF NIGERIA

NFC LOGOThe Nigerian Film Corporation (NFC), Nigerian Copyright Commission (NCC), Nigerian Film & Video Censors Board (NFVCB) and the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC)which forms the quartet for the Nigerian film industry have jointly endorsed the establishment the National Film Development Fund (NFDF) to enable the nation deal, urgently with the dearth of funding for film production activities, and investment opportunities yet untapped in the Nigerian film industry.

According to the four federal government agencies whose mandates and activities directly and remotely rob on the Nigerian creative economy, the nation’s film industry was in dire need of access to funding, support and assistance to enable it up its contribution to the GDP of Nigeria from just over 1.5% to between 10% – 15% within five years. To achieve this feat, the industry which has thrived on the resilience and private windows of funding would require the institutionalisation of a funding regime for the country.

The agencies, which met under the aegis of The Quartet, are desirous in pulling their resources through strategic partnerships to ensure that the development of the Nigerian film industry is sustainably pursued. The fight against piracy, intellectual property theft, effective distribution, sustainable marketing framework, digitisation and content development also topped discussions at the meeting which was held in Abuja last week.
The Quartet, established in 2006, also decided to develop a robust plan of action that will promote the training of filmmakers and other stakeholders in both the art and business of film making. Professionalism, diligent adherence to ethics and compliances, were also discussed with a commitment to ensure that Nigeria’s creative economy is fully integrated into the diversification agenda of the Federal Government.

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   Managing Director NFC , Dr. Chidia Maduekwe

In a remarks at the meeting, NFC’s Managing Director, Dr. Chidia Maduekwe commended other members of The Quartet for their resolve to push for the realisation of it objectives. He said that more than before, the nation requires the commitment of government agencies to deliver on their mandates, through attractive programmes and projects with positive impacts.

The Nigerian film industry, he further said has the obvious trappings to provide job opportunities for Nigerians. The resilience and investment of those in the business of film making, Maduekwe said should be protected always to guarantee return on investment as well as incentives for new entrants.
The Director General of NFVCB, Alhaji. Adedayo Thomas with Cornel Agim, Director of Operations (NFVCB), Bunmi Cole, Director Broadcast Monitoring (NBC), Bitrus Dauda, Deputy Controller (PRS) of NCC, Ahaji Sanusi Sambo, Director Finance & Accounts (NFC), Mrs. Halima Oyelade Zonal Head, NFC Abuja, attended the meeting.

Brian Etuk
Head, Public Affairs Nigerian Film Corporaion

7th Eko International film festival winners 2016

Best Feature Film —– Jack Strong

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Best Nigerian Film —– Just not Married

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Best Actor — Marcin Dorocinski of the film Jack Strong

Best Actress ——- Ijeoma Agu from the film Jimi Bendel

Best Supporting Actor ——- Gregory Ojefua from the film It’s Her Day

Best Supporting Actress ——- Adunni Ade from the Movie It’s Her Day

Best Documentary ——- No where to run from Nigeria

Honorary Award Documentary —– US Consulate Lagos

Best Indigenous Film ——– Ileri Ife

Best Actor Indigenous —— Muyiwa Ademola from the movie Eni Owo

Best Actress Indigenous —– Queen Blessing Ebigieson

Best Short Film —– Film Opeyemi

Best Actor Short Film —— Jide Alli from the movie (Bout)

Best Actress Short Film (Bout) —–Nancy Udah

Outstanding Young Actor —– Daniel Udah (Opeyemi)

Outstanding Young Actress Award (Otega) —- Vivian Onyinyechi Nwabueze\

 

Below is the American Film Showcase ,a collaboration between US Consulate Lagos and the 7th Eko International Film Festival 2016 edition.

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