The 8th edition of the NollywoodWeek film festival is going online, extending its reach to audiences across the globe from 6 – 9 May 2021.
NollywoodWeek film festival is the first and only Nigerian film festival organised in Paris. The films in this year’s line-up expand beyond Nigeria to include high-quality, thought-provoking, and entertaining productions from other countries in Africa and the African Diaspora.
‘The recent global uprisings and calls for greater justice has prompted us to rethink how our platform can help to elevate black voices and share more of our stories that show the full range of the global black experience. It is only natural to use this medium to not only highlight the fantastic talent in Nigeria but to make this first online edition a celebration of talent in Africa and the Diaspora.’Nadira Abdus-Shakur, co-founder of NollywoodWeek
This year’s official selection is made up of four world-premiere screenings. The festival will also include masterclasses, workshops, and panel discussions around production and distribution in African cinema and animation.
The full list of selected feature films, shorts, special screenings, and animations can be found here.
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