Ent News:- Dallas-based Film Maker, Concluded Plans To Hold The Maiden Edition Of The Annual Festival


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The Nigerian Organisers of Village Arts & Film Festival better known as VILLAFFEST have concluded plans to hold the maiden edition of the annual festival in the quiet city of Owerri, the Imo State capital.

According to Kelechi Eke, Founder and Director, VILLAFFEST will hold a week before Christmas, showcasing arts and screening films from eight countries including Cameroon, Egypt, Kenya, Nigeria, Senegal, Tanzania, Uganda, and the United States.

In a statement, Eke revealed that the festival which will have filmmakers, artists, dancers and culture workers in attendance will open with a tour of the city and closes with an awards ceremony bill to hold at the Beland in Owerri.

Eke, who’s also the founder of the annual The African Film Festival, TAFF, in Dallas, Texas, the United States, said VILLAFFEST seeks to celebrate Africa’s cultural vibrancy through indigenous Arts and Films for the preservation of the people’s culture.

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According to him, the festival will rekindle passion for local content as the only way in showcasing and exporting our unique cultural traits that has long been misrepresented across big screens around the globe.

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He s aid: “The festival is scheduled to hold from December 16 to18. African artistic artifacts are the most original; our stories are only best told by us, for us, consumed by us and the rest of world.

“Arts and film have unique expression that goes beyond linguistic expressions. It harbours a natural emotional vehicle of communication that often needs no speech. The actions are worth a million words.

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