Nollywood Producers To Narrate Funding Challenges
Next Sunday, March 24, at the Freedom Park in Lagos, a group of key Nollywood producers will be talking about their funding challenges, narrating their experiences with potential funders and corporate supports. Among the panelists are Tunde Kelani, the country’s top cinematographer and filmmaker and Charles Novia, director, producer and author of the memoirs Nollywood Till November, which inspired the theme of the conversation. The event is CORA’s 100th Quarterly Art Stampede, and the theme of the conversation ‘Nigerian Films and the Challenges of Corporate Funding and Partnerships’. The stampede is a quarterly, discursive platform at which the burning issues of culture production are interrogated. It has taken place every quarter since June 2, 1991. For the past five years, however, the March edition of the stampede, which is the first in the year, has focused on the movie sector. Last year, the organisers decided to collaborate with IREP, the documentary movie advocacy group, and run the March stampede within the yearly IREP documentary film Festival. It is the second stampede to take place inside of an IREP Festival. The conversation starts at 2pm. Freedom Park is on Broad Street.
The iREPRESENT International Documentary Film Festival enters its third year with huge promises of spectacle and attractions that will surely surpass your expectation. In continuation of our stride as the first and only international documentary film festival in Nigeria, the 2013 festival will bring together, hundreds of internationally renowned filmmakers and producers, film critics, journalists, students, and art aficionados.
The public programme, which starts on the 21st of March, 2013, will showcase about 30 specially selected documentary films from filmmakers across the World (amidst breathtaking cinematic ambience). The festival training programme for upcoming and intermediate level filmmakers has further been revivified to provide intensive practical knowledge of the art of documentary films in areas that excellently fit the prevailing temperament of video technology and democratization of filmmaking. Following the tradition of the festival, there would also be panel discussions, a session on Project Pitching, and a Producers Round-table.