Nigeria and Ghana to host Anglophone Film Festival
Nigeria and Ghana recently decided to strengthen their bilateral relationship using arts and culture. To achieve this, they have agreed to co-host an Anglophone Film Festival, beginning from next year (2020). The demand for local language films spurred the film industries in Ghana and Nigeria to work on new projects that feature the linguistic diversity of the regions.
The festival, to be held biennially, will alternate between Nigeria and Ghana, at selected venues in both countries. This and other positive collaborative decisions were taken recently in Ghana, when Dr. Chidia Maduekwe, Managing Director, Nigerian Film Corporation (NFC) paid a visit to the Ghana Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture.Discussions, which held at the Ministry Headquarters in Accra, Ghana, had an elated Deputy Minister, Dr. Ziblim Iddi as head of Ghana team and host of the meeting.