African Indigenous Languages Film festival comes to Kano

Preparations are on to hold the maiden edition of African Indigenous Languages Film festival in Kano from October 23 to 27, 2018. The film exhibition is being organized to promote African films and its diverse cultures in the global market.

According to DailyTrust, the film festival would afford stakeholders in the movie industry in West Africa a platform to brainstorm and share ideas on emerging trends in the film-making business.

The five-day event would aims to create a platform for repackaging narratives about Africa as woven by international media outlets for global consumption, and to also position African films into a formidable tool that can promote Africa, Africans and everything about Africa to the global community.

The festival would promote city of Kano and the rich Hausa culture as guests and participants would be taken on a tour Kano city to enable them feel the rich cultural heritage of the city and appreciate the tourism potentials of the state.

The festival shall feature a workshop in which papers would be presented on the theme,  ‘Contextualizing African indigenous language film: the past, the present and the future’. The papers to be presented would be packaged into a book to serve as a reference material for future use. There shall also be master classes on four key areas of filmmaking with seasoned international scholars proposed to lead each of the sessions among others.