KADUNA STATE PREPARES FOR FILM FESTIVAL.
Kaduna State Ministry of Youth, Sports and Culture is to partner with EZZYKASH Media Partners and The Actors Guild of Nigeria (AGN) Kaduna state Chapter for the maiden edition of KADUNA STATE FILMS FESTIVAL tagged “Unifying Nigeria through films”. The festival is intended to be an annual event that will propagate culture, explore tourism potentials and promote the film industry in Kaduna and Nigeria at large. The festival which is expected to bring together great and prominent stakeholders in Nigeria’s entertainment industry; Actors, Film Makers, Producers, Entrepreneurs, Investors, Unions, will help youths to acquire skills for entrepreneurship and employments through film production which will help to further reduce social vices in the state.
The festival will engage different sectors such as Hospitality, Tourism, ICT, Service Deliveries, Art and Craft, Fashion Houses, Beauty and Aesthetics, Creative Industries, Telecoms, Media etc. The festival will hold a symposium for experts who will discuss Film Production and its economic potentials for the future. The festival intends to promote film production in the north with Kaduna state as its hub. This will create jobs, generate revenue for the state, promote tourism, revive cultures and be used as a tool to promote peace and harmonious living.
The Commissioner of Youth, Sports and Culture; Hon Daniel Danauta expressed enthusiasm for the event. He said the program is in tandem with the vision of His Excellency Malam Nasir Ahmad el-Rufai for youth development, employment and a robust economy. The Commissioner expressed his appreciation for the role private sectors are playing in the development of the State. He said the state has opened its doors to private partners who have goodwill towards the state and want to contribute in whatever role they can to the development of the State. The Film Festival intends to hold on the 11th to 15th September 2018.