The Nigerian Film Corporation (NFC) has announced that the 12th Zuma Film Festival, an event that was slated to take place in Abuja from April 2 to 9, 2022, has been rescheduled to take place between May 1 and May 7, 2022.
Mr Brian Etuk, NFC’s Director of Public Affairs, announced in a statement issued on Thursday in Abuja.
Etuk noted that the date change was done to ensure a successful and impactful international film festival, as Abuja was recently designated as the festival’s official host city following best worldwide standards.
He stated that the collaborative cooperation between the NFC and the Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) to jointly organize the event had created the possibility for increased involvement and attendance from local, foreign investors, and stakeholders.
He stated that the festival bouquet has been upscaled in substance, scope, and design terms to fulfil its goals.
According to him, the NFC, FCTA, and its partners apologize for any trouble caused by the date change.
He noted that all related activities prior to the festival’s revised dates of May 1 to 7, including event sites such as the International Conference Centre and Nicon Luxury Hotels, will be duly notified.
According to the article, the FCTA Permanent Secretary, Mr Olusade Adesola, indicated in November 2021 that the government will conduct the Zuma Film Festival in April in partnership with the NFC.
Adesola, who announced while signing a Memorandum of Understanding with the NFC, stated that the administration had budgeted for the festival’s holding in 2022.
About Zuma film festival
Zuma Film Festival (ZUFF) is Nigeria’s premier film festival, designed for film practitioners to network with counterparts from other film cultures; explore co-production opportunities; recognize and reward cinematic excellence; promote productivity and availability of qualitative audio-visual services; entrench professionalism and profitability in cultural products; and drive Nigerian films’ huge export potentials to gain wider global acceptance.