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Official programme for 2022 Zuma Film Festival released

By Shaibu Husseini
01 May 2022   |   1:57 am
The Nigerian Film Corporation (NFC), organiser of the yearly Zuma Film Festival, has released the programme of activities for the 2022 edition of the festival, which the NFC is a collaboration with the Federal Capital Territory Administration. According to the programme of activities, the festival opens on Sunday, May 1 and closes Saturday, May 7,…

Ramatu Tijani Aliyu

The Nigerian Film Corporation (NFC), organiser of the yearly Zuma Film Festival, has released the programme of activities for the 2022 edition of the festival, which the NFC is a collaboration with the Federal Capital Territory Administration. According to the programme of activities, the festival opens on Sunday, May 1 and closes Saturday, May 7, 2022 with an award ceremony. An emerging talent workshop, masterclasses, panel discussions, paper presentations, and confab on the business of films will run through the one week long festival, which is held under the theme Show the Money. The high point of the programme is the NFC Annual Film Lecture and workshop scheduled for Friday, May 6 at the International Conference Centre Abuja at 10:00am. The theme for the lecture to be delivered by the Minister of State for the FCTA, Dr. Ramatu Tijani Aliyu, is Post COVID-19 Funding Policy Framework Partnerships between the Federal Capital Territory (FCTA) and the NFC for the Nigerian Film Industry. The Director General of the National Orientation Agency (NOA), Dr. Garba Abari, is expected as Chairman of the lecture that will be followed by the investiture of President Muhammadu Buhari as grand patron of Zuma Film Festival. Held yearly in December, the hosting month for this edition changed from December to May because of a collaborative agreement between the NFC and the FCTA. Details of the festival programme can be sourced at www.nfc.org.ng or at the Zuma Film Festival website at www.zumafilmfestival.com.

Hot Docs Set To Partner Weengushk Film Institute
HOT Docs announced a new year-round partnership with Manitoulin Islands Weengushk Film Institute aimed at building awareness, engagement, and financial support for Weengushks initiatives amongst Hot Docs wider community. The partnership stems from Hot Docs desire as an organisation to meaningfully acknowledge the indigenous peoples of the land they occupy as settlers by providing an opportunity for its public and participants to directly support Indigenous filmmaking and storytelling. We are so pleased to launch this new partnership with Weengushk Film Institute during Hot Docs Festival 2022 and to welcome its students and faculty, who will be participating virtually in our industry programs, shared Jonathan Da Silva, Hot Docs Communications Director.

In his reaction, Shirley Cheechoo, Founder of Weengushk Film Institute, said, together we can develop and share success that drives impact and innovation to our communities. Weengushk Film Institute was established in 2002 by Cheechoo as a community-based arts organisation dedicated to the creation and establishment of an artist-focused centre for capacity building in the media arts for both Indigenous youth and persons of diversity. The Institute provides a unique forum for artists from various cultural experiences to share in their stories, and supports the collection, preservation, and representation of new voices in the media arts. Over the past 20 years, Weengushk has blossomed into a four-year, residential, media-arts training and creation program for aspiring, emerging, and professional artists alike. Centred on the newly established Hot Docs-Weengushk Film Institute Fund, the partnership will take the shape of a cross-platform campaign to bring awareness and financial support to Weengushk Film Institutes important work. The donations collected through the Hot Docs-Weengushk Film Institute Fund will go directly to the school to help support its important work. Hot Docs is North Americas largest documentary festival, conference and market, is a not-for-profit organisation dedicated to advancing and celebrating the art of documentary and to creating production opportunities for documentary filmmakers. Hot Docs will present its 29th edition from April 28 to May 8, 2022 in cinemas across Toronto as well as online to audiences throughout Canada.

Festival De Cannes Announces Addition To Official Selection
A WEEK after announcement of feature films selected for the 75th Festival de Cannes, the organisers have released a list of films that will complete the official selection. Three films were added to the films already selected for the competitive category. The films are, Le Otto Montage, by Charlotte Vandermeersch and Felix Van Groningen (Italy/Belgium), Un Petit Frere by Leonor Serraille (France) and Tourment Sur Les Iles by Alber Serra (Spain). Three more films have been added to the Cannes Premiere slate. The films are Don Juan by Serge Bozon (France), La Nuit Du 12 by Dominik Moll (France) and Chronique Dune Liason Passagere by Emmanuel Mouret (France). Four more films made it to the Uncertain Regards section of the prestigious festival and the films are, Plus Que Jamais by Emily Atef (Germany/France), Mediterranean Fever by Maha Haj (Palestine), Le Bleu Du Caftan by Maryam Touzani (Morocco) and Harka by Lofty Nathan (Tunisia). Harka is Nathans first feature. There is just a film added to the list of films for midnight screenings Rebel by Adil El Arbi and Bilall Fallah (Belgium), while L’Innocent by Louis Garrel (France) will feature in the out of competition category. Five films were added to the special screening section and they include, The Vagabonds, by Doroteya Droumeva (Germany), Restos Do Vento, by Tiago Guedes (Portugal) and the documentary film, Mi Pais Imaginario, by Patricio Guzman (Chile).