The Toronto International Film Festival has announced the Nollywood films which will be showcased at the 41st Toronto International Film Festival which will run from September 8 to 18, 2016.
TIFF shines its spotlight on eight fearless features from the city of Lagos, Nigeria, for the eighth edition of the City to City programme. The lineup showcases gutsy new works by contemporary directors living and working in one of the world’s biggest film industries.
City to City showcases filmmakers living and working in a selected city, regardless of where their films are set. Cities featured in past programmes include London, Seoul, Athens, Mumbai, Buenos Aires, Istanbul and Tel Aviv.
Two Stars from Lagos will also attend Festival this year: actor, film producer, Genevieve Nnaji and actor, film producer, and director Kunle Afolayan. The pair will take part in a series of specialized programming, seminars, and workshops at the Festival, organized by TIFF’s Industry team, and will also join audiences for a unique and intimate discussion as part of the Festival’s In Conversation With… programme.
Billed to kick-off the city to city lineup, EL movie – ‘The Wedding Party’ will take center stage. The wedding party is produced by Ebony Live Movies and it’s Kemi Adetiba’s directorial debut.
Steve Gukas 93 Days which features Bimbo Akintola and Keppy Ekpeyong will also be screened at the festival.
Check out the other movies which will be showcased at the film festival:
Omoni Oboli’s ‘Okafor’s Law’ (Starring RMD, Blossom Chukwujekwu & Ufuoma Mcdermott)
Daniel Emeke Oriahi’s TAXI DRIVER: OKO ASHEWO, with Odunlade Adekola, Ijeoma Grace Agu + more
Niyi Akinmolayan’s THE ARBITRATION, with TIFF Rising Stars OC Ukeje, Adesua Etomi + Somkele Iyamah-Idhalama
Izu Ojukwu’s 76, starring Ramsey Nouah, Rita Dominic, Chidi Mokeme
Abba Makama’s GREEN WHITE GREEN