NIFS Summit to take place in Cannes

By Content Nigeria reporter
May 10, 2024


The Nigerian International Film & TV Summit is set to take place from May 20th to 21st as part of the 77th edition of the Cannes Film Festival in France.

Ijeoma Onah

The event will have a line-up of top industry executives discussing trends in the business and topical issues on the growing and globally recognised Nigerian film industry, aka Nollywood.

The keynote will be delivered by award-winning Nollywood actor and producer Funke Akindele (Chief Daddy); and there will be session titled Global Outreach for Nigerian Films: The Opportunities & Limitations with Ali Nuhu, MD of the Nigerian Film Corporation.

There will also be a panel session titled The Future of Film Production Business in Nigeria, featuring speakers Charles Okpaleke, co-founder of Play Network Studios; Francis Nebot, CEO of Ifind Pictures; and Tosin Otudeko, writer/producer at The Garden Theatre.

The event will also showcase presentations titled The Impact of Canex on Film Production Financing on the Continent by Afrexim Bank, as well as insights into the Toronto International Film Festival’s Africa Hub by Ijeoma Onah, founder of the Nigerian International Film & TV Summit. Opeyemi Ajayi, CEO at Cinemax, will speak during a session called Unravelling Untapped Theatrical Opportunities for Nollywood Locally & Globally.

Moses Babatope, co-founder and MD of Nigerian production and distribution company FilmOne Entertainment, will lead discussions on pitching to TV streamers, sales agents, distributors and telling authentic African stories.

The Nigerian International Film & TV Summit serves as a crucial platform for exploring opportunities, addressing concerns and navigating the evolving landscape of the film business in Nigeria. It aims to foster connections with international distributors and film investors while showcasing how the Nollywood industry is rapidly adapting to meet global production standards and expectations.