THE Nigerian Film Corporation (NFC) has announced December 1 to December 7, 2019 as date for the 2019 edition of the Zuma Film Festival (ZUFF). The festival which takes place in Abuja has as its theme, ‘CONTENT CONNECTIVITY: Everyview, Everywhere.’
NFC also announced that entry for ZUMA Film Festival 2019 opens on July 1, 2019 and closes on October 30, 2019. All entries, addressed to the Festival Director, ZUMA FILM FESTIVAL can be submitted through the free film way platformwww.filmfreeway.com/zumafilmfestival; or to ZUMA FILM FESTIVAL Secretariat, Nigerian Film Corporation Headquarters, Jos Plateau State, as well as NFC Zonal Offices in Lagos, Asaba, Umuahia, Yola, Kano and Abuja. Entry forms can be also be downloaded from the festival and NFC websites; www.zumafilmfest.gov.ng; www.nigerianfilms.gov.ng.
The award categories for entries are: Best Cinematography, Best Script, Best Animation, Best Actress, Best Actor, Best Documentary, Best Foreign Film, Best Student Film, Best Picture, Best Indigenous Film.
According to a statement issued in Jos, Plateau State and signed by Brian Etuk, Head of Public & Intergovernmental Affairs, ZUMA Film Festival 2019 will be an improvement on past editions.
The statement quotes Dr. Chidia Maduekwe, NFC’s Managing Director & Chairman, Organising Committee of ZUFF that no effort will be spared to ensure that ZUFF 2019 sustains the narratives that Nigeria is indeed the hub of film production activities in Africa.
According to him, ZUFF 2019, the 10th in the series will again provide the platform to sustain the recognition of Nigerian film makers who have or are adding the needed value to the development of the art and business of filmmaking.