The city of Frankfurt will again host the Nollywood Film Festival Germany (NFFG) and its sister event Nollywood Europe Golden Award (NEGA) this year, director Isaac Izoya has announced.
The yearly event, organized by Ehizoya Golden Entertainment e.V., features Nollywood (Nigerian) film screenings, an award ceremony and networking opportunities for filmmakers.
Nomination for Nigerian films to be screened at this year’s festival, taking place between 8-10 September, has opened.
For films to qualify for nomination, they must have been made during the last 24 months preceding the festival. Nominated films, which should not exceed 120 minutes in length, must also not have been previously shown on TV or the Internet.
Deadline for the submission of nominations is 21 July 2017.
Isaac Izoya’s latest production, co-produced with Dr Queen Blessing O. Itua – USA, titled “DIPLOMATIC STRINGS”, which was shot in Frankfurt, Germany and Lagos (Nigeria) is scheduled to be premiered during the NFFG festival. The movie features some of Nollywood’s bes,t both based in Nigeria and in the diaspora among whom are: Francis Duru, Uche Ogbodo, Cossy Orjiakor, Cynthia Agholor, Isaac Izoya, Queen Blessing Itua and Obi Madubogwu.
“Diplomatic Strings” a movie against human trafficking, is a story about ADAMS, a young zealous man that stands for what is right and falls in love with a super-rich lady called SHARON, who chooses an illegitimate business as her only way of life. She is highly connected to the high and mighty in both the private and political circles. Adams explores her connections to his advantage. Her woes start when she requests Adams to bring a naïve girl from Nigeria to Europe to work in her restaurant with the ultimate goal of turning her into prostitute.
That’s the new blockbuster which is being expected from the stable of EHIZOYA Golden Entertainment, managed and packaged by the grand master of Entertainment and Cultural Ambassador in Frankfurt Germany, Isaac Izoya and Her Excellency, Dr. Queen Blessing O. Itua – Recipient of Ex-President Obama “Life Time Achievement award” (Atlanta, Georgia, USA).
Some other movies from Ghana and Nigeria with additional classic Nollywood movies produced by Nigerians in the diaspora are also scheduled for screening during the festival.
Izoya, an award-winning Culture Ambassador who has been promoting Nollywood for nearly two decades in Europe, promised that this year’ NFFG/ NEGA will be grand. He’s working on a programme that will beat last year’s, which was really a huge success.
He said that Nigerian comedians, Nollywood and Ghanaian stars and some political heavyweights and members of the press are all expected to grace this year’s occasion.
The entertainment guru said that NFFG is a viable platform designed for Nollywood filmmakers to showcase their work to Europeans and their Nigerian fans in the diaspora and calls for corporate sponsorship of the event.
Nigerian pop star Kiss Daniel headlined last year’s NEGA Awards event and he added extra-ordinary value to the event as his fans travelled from all over Europe to watch him perform on his first-ever European live tour.
Kiss Daniel, courtesy of Isaac Izoya as promoter, subsequently performed in Naples and Reggio Emillia (Italy), Stockholm (Sweden) and Copenhagen (Denmark) to promote his new album “MAMA”.
Major artistes from Nigeria and Ghana are being lined up to perform at this year’s award ceremony, Izoya has revealed.