The Nigerian Film Corporation (NFC) has revealed that the 12th Zuma Film Festival, which was scheduled to take place in Abuja from April 2-9, 2022, has been postponed to May 1-7.
NFC Director of Public Affairs, Mr. Brian Etuk, made the revelation in a statement on Thursday in Abuja.
Etuk explained that the date change has become necessary to achieve a successful and impactful international film festival, as he recently designated Abuja as the official host city of the festival, in line with global best practices.
He said the collaborative partnership between the NFC and the Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) to jointly organize the festival has provided an opportunity to increase the participation and attendance of domestic and foreign investors and stakeholders.
He said the festival branch has also been expanded in terms of content, scope and design to achieve the desired goals.
According to him, the NFC, FCTA and their partners regret the inconvenience caused to the date.
He assured that all related activities ahead of the new date of May 1-7, for the festival, themed “Show the Money”, with the International Conference Center and luxury hotels Nicon, Abuja as the venues for the event, will be communicated. . Consequently.
The Nigerian News Agency reports that FCTA Permanent Secretary Mr. Olusade Adesola said in November 2021 that the administration, in partnership with NFC, would organize the Zuma Film Festival in April.
Adesola, who made the disclosure by signing a memorandum of understanding with the NFC, said the administration has budgeted for the festival to be held in its 2022 budget.
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