The Nigerian Film Festival Series has announced the location, dates and outline of events for the 2015 festival.
The organisers also announced speakers and comprehensive outline of the first annual Nigerian film festival series.
The event will be held in Queens, Brooklyn and Manhattan between November 6 and November 14 at the Medgar Evers College in Brooklyn.
Another edition will hold at the St Francis College also in Brooklyn on November 9 and 10.
The final editions will hold at the Langston Hughes Cultural Center, Queens on November 13 and 14.
Some of the Nigerian movies to be screened include ‘30 Days in Atlanta’.
The movie produced by Ayodele Richard Makun, better known as AY is regarded as Nollywood’s highest-grossing movie of all time.
Another movie to be screened is ‘Flower Girl’ by Michelle Bello. ‘Flower Girl’ won ‘Best African Film’ in the UK at the Black International Film Festival early November 2013.
The movie crossed the Atlantic once again to be screened at the Toronto Black Film Festival in February 2015. It also received nominations for ‘Best Lighting’ at the African Movie Academy Awards 2013, and ‘Best Film’ at the Africa International Film Festival.
Flower Girl was nominated for four AMVCA awards. It was nominated for an outstanding nine awards including ‘Best Film’ and ‘Best Director’. It won four awards including ‘Best Sound Design’, ‘Best Set Design’, ‘Best Soundtrack for Efya’ and ‘Best Editing’.
The producer, Michelle, is currently developing her third feature film set for 2016.
Another outstanding movie to be screened is Kunle Afolayan’s October 1.
Born Adekunle Ayodeji Afolayan, one of Nigeria’s foremost second generation filmmakers and son of the highly respected Adeyemi Afolayan (Ade-Love), who was a passionate theatre artiste and co-pioneered the movement from travelling theatre to the celluloid film format as introduced by Ola Balogun.
The works of Kunle Afolayan through his production company, Golden Effects, have earned him international recognition, set box office records and unprecedented proportions.
Recently, his movies The Figurine, Phone Swap, as well as other productions from his stables have been featured and showcased at international film festivals across the globe.
Afolayan’s ‘October 1’emerged the biggest winner at the 2015 edition of the Africa Magic Viewers’ Choice Awards, AMVCA, which took place at the Eko Hotel Convention Centre, Lagos.
Other movies billed for screening include, Champagne by Emem Isong-Misodi.
Emem currently owns Royal Arts Academy, a company which has a production arm, a film distribution section, as well as a school of media that specialises in training people in acting, directing and screenplay writing.
Her latest work ‘Champagne’ has thrilled audiences all over the world and will premiere in the United States in November.
Also on the list is ‘Tango with Me’ by Mahmood Ali Balogun, an alumnus of the University of Ife film school.