Nigerian politician, entrepreneur, teacher and social innovator Frank Nweke Jr and Emeka Mba have thrown their weight behind the Eastern Nigeria International Film Festival, ENIFF.
The fourth edition of the festival, according to the organisers, will run in Enugu from November 21 to November 25.
CJ Obasi’s ‘Mami Wata’ is billed to open the festival at Viva cinema as 35 other films from 20 countries have been lined up for the film festival. The festival judges are led by Dr. Ezinne Ezepue.
Ujuaku Nwakalor Akukwe and Chris Odili, co-founders of ENIFF in a joint press statement stated that ENIFF honour the remarkable contributions of the Southeast region of Nigeria to the history of filmmaking on the African continent and beyond.
The duo noted that since inception in 2020, ENIFF has become a global platform for filmmakers, attracting over five thousand submissions from creative talents around the world.
In addition to the film lineup, ENIFF 2023 offers tailor-made master classes and workshops designed to enhance the skills and knowledge of filmmakers.
The sessions will be led by Femi Odugbemi, Ego Boyo, Emeka Mba, Jahman Anikulapo, Frank Nweke Jnr, Chiege Alisigwe, Ujuaku Akukwe and a host of others. Previous facilitators include Obi Asika, Kene Mkparu and Mark Holden.
According to the festival organiser, Kosi Nwoba, the collaborations with various agencies and governments will help create a dynamic platform that celebrates diversity and fosters creative connections.