Mykel Parish, festival director, Nollywood Travel Film Festival (NTFF) has said that the festival will spotlight female directors in Nollywood at the Glasgow edition.
Speaking with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja on Tuesday, September 25, 2018 he said that female filmmakers, Tope Oshin and Blessing Egbe, will lead the focus on women in the industry.
According to him, the filmmakers would show the world how strong female voices contribute to the growth and development of the Nigerian film industry. He said that:
“Blessing Egbe would present her latest film ‘The Women’ staring Omoni Oboli, Kate Henshaw, Rita Dominic, Ufuoma Mcdermott and Katherine Obiang.
“The Women’ offers an honest insight into marriage and friendship in the lives of four couples in Nigeria, as they go on a weekend getaway for a birthday party”.
He also said that, ‘The Women’ has established Egbe as a filmmaker with a flair for creating realistic characters and stories likely to resonate with audiences across the world.
Oshin, who is best known for her acclaimed movie ‘Isoken’, would be premiere her latest film ‘We Don’t Live Here Anymore’ which stars Funlola Aofiyebi and Osas Ighodaro.
The film follows two teenage boys, Tolu and Chidi, who find themselves embroiled in a high-stake scandal that could alter the course of their future.
The NTFF, which is the largest travel festival in Nigeria, will showcase the filmmakers in partnership with Africa in Motion Film Festival.
Africa in Motion Film Festival is Scotland’s major annual celebration of African cinema with a special focus on women in film in its 2018 edition billed to hold from October 26 to November 4.
The Glasgow edition will feature conversations around women in film, culture exchange and the expansion of the Nigerian film industry.