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Thursday, May 2, 2013

PHONE SWAP, TANGO WITH ME AND 5 OTHER NIGERIAN MOVIES TO AIR AT THE NOLLYWOOD WEEK PARIS

Nollywood Week Paris is an annual event dedicated to showcasing the best of Nollywood to a French audience in order to foster distribution opportunities in this untapped market and 2013 marks its first edition. The event starts on Thursday May 30th with an Opening night launch party and ends Sunday June 2nd 2013 with a Closing ceremony featuring the film voted best feature by the public.
Nollywood Week will take place in the heart of Paris at L’Arlequin Theatre. During the course of the festival, seven of the best feature length films by Nigerian directors will be screened throughout each day and will be open for public voting. In addition to the film screenings, there will be a marketplace, a panel discussion, and special events taking place.

Bebeakinboade.com presents the seven films selected to screen this year:
1. Phone Swap by Kunle Afolayan
2. Maami by Tunde Kelani
3. Inalé by Jeta Amata & Keke Bongos
4. Tango with Me by Mahmood Ali-Balogun
5. Ijé by Chineze Anyaene
6. Man on Ground by Akin Omotoso
7. Last Flight to Abuja by Obi Emelonye

This year, Nollywood turns 21. Now is the perfect time to shift gears away from its perception of low-quality films and move towards bringing recognition to the most influential story-teller in Africa. The Nigerian film industry has gone beyond national borders obtaining worldwide recognition. Now, it will become known to the inhabitants of France, the birthplace of cinema.

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