Toronto Film Fest nomination excites Judith Audu
Actor, Judith Audu is excited for the nomination of her maiden feature production, Just Not Married, as one of the eight movies from Nigeria that will be screened to global audiences at the world-acclaimed Toronto International Film Festival holding in Toronto, Canada between September 8 and 18, 2016.
Aside Audu’s Just Not Married, other movies that made the list for the festival are 76 (directed by Izu Ojukwu), 93 Days (Steve Gukas), The Wedding Party (Kemi Adetiba), The Arbitration (Niyi Akinmolayan), Taxi Driver (Daniel T. Oriahi), Okafor’s Law (Omoni Oboli) and Green White Green (directed by Abbah T. Makama
While commending other filmmakers whose productions have been selected for the festival, Audu, who is producer of Just Not Married, thanked God, the cast and crew as well as fans for the huge success that the film. She expressed the believe that it is the beginning of greater heights for Nollywood
Directed by Uduak Obong Patrick, with Asurf Oluseyi as Assistant Director, the script for Not Just Married is written by Lami Aisida and has Fayo Festus as Director of Photography. The movie parades the likes of Stan Nze, Rotimi Salami, Ijeoma Agu, Obutu Roland, Gregory Ojefua, Judith Audu, Perpetua Adefemi, and Brutus Richard.
Meanwhile, the Lagos State Government has congratulated nine Lagos-based film directors whose latest films will be screened at the festival this year, which is focusing on Lagos State in its City to City, being the first African city to be so honoured.
According to the Lagos State Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Mr. Steve Ayorinde, the Toronto International Film Festival will be celebrating the talents and creativity that abound in Lagos with the unprecedented selection of eight new films by Lagos-based filmmakers in the City to City segment and one other film for Industry Special Screening.
In addition, two outstanding actor/filmmakers, Kunle Afolayan and Genevieve Nnaji were selected to ‘In Conversation With’ (ICW), which will have the two celebrities discuss their works on the world stage.
“The Lagos State government is happy to confirm the selection of eight Lagos-made feature films at the Toronto International Film Festival coming up in September as well as Mr. Kunle Afolayan’s The CEO, which will enjoy a Special Industry Screening on the 12th of September. We are happy that as the birthplace of Nollywood and the state that is regarded as one of the world’s most productive film locations in the world, Lagos State will be the centre of attraction in Toronto, Canada this year.”