Kenneth Gyang headlines Filmmakers’ Forum at Nollywood Studies Centre
Nollywood Studies Centre invites film enthusiasts to an exclusive Filmmakers’ Forum featuring filmmaker Kenneth Gyang. The cinematic maestro, known for his trailblasing contributions to the industry, will grace the event scheduled for Saturday, November 25, 2023, from 11:00 am to 12:30 pm.
Gyang, an industry veteran since his debut in 2006, has etched his mark in both film and television. Having graduated from the National Film Institute in Jos, his illustrious career boasts projects like the BBC’s Wetin Dey and SoundCity’s Finding Aisha, where he clinched the prestigious Screen Producer of the Year award in 2010 at The Future Awards.
In 2010, Gyang co-founded Cinema Kpatakpata, a production powerhouse dedicated to crafting compelling narratives across Africa. Their debut feature film, Confusion Na Wa (2013), secured international acclaim, winning Best Film and Best Nigerian Film at the 2013 African Movie Academy Awards.
The filmmaker’s storytelling prowess extends across various formats, evident in his directorial work on acclaimed projects like Oloture, Blood Sisters and The Lost Café, which received the Audience Prize at AFRIFF and the Golden Palm at the 2018 Mexico International Film Festival.
As a producer, Gyang contributed to Halima’s Choice, part of the UNESCO-Netflix anthology African Folktales Reimagined, showcasing emerging storytellers from Nigeria, South Africa, Mauritania, Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania.
Gyang’s recent endeavours, Mojisola and This is Lagos, premiered at AFRIFF, with the latter set to captivate audiences in cinemas this December. Amidst these triumphs, the filmmaker continues to push creative boundaries with El Dorado Road, a project that has garnered attention at Ouaga Film Lab and EAVE Producers Workshop.
For an unparalleled glimpse into the mind of a cinematic virtuoso, enthusiasts are urged to register for the Filmmakers’ Forum, where Kenneth Gyang will undoubtedly share insights into his journey, creative process, and the ever-evolving landscape of African filmmaking.