Emmanuel Addeh in Abuja
Inside Nollywood is set to honour industry veterans in the industry at the International Film Festival & Awards (INIFFAA) holding this week from February 15-17, 2024, in Abuja.
Award-winning Nigerian actor who is also the Ambassador for the event, Nonso Diobi and Muoma Obinna, Founder & CEO of Inside Nollywood in a statement said INIFFAA 2024 is poised to strengthen global bonds within the film community, with filmmakers, producers, and industry leaders from Nigeria and around the world converging on Abuja for the culturally enriching event.
The edition, it said, marks a significant milestone as Inside Nollywood commemorates its 10-year journey of fostering original expression and contributing to the evolution of the Nigerian film industry.
According to the organisers, INIFFAA 2024 promises to be a celebration of outstanding Nollywood films, providing a coveted platform for filmmakers, actors, and industry professionals to gain recognition for their remarkable contributions.
The diverse categories include Best Actor, Best Actress, Most Controversial Movie, Best Film Distribution Company, and more, showcasing the diversity and creativity within the Nigerian film industry.
The statement also stated that INIFFAA also partners with Indigenous Sports Week Abuja to bring forth Nigeria’s rich cultural heritage through Dambe, a traditional form of martial art.
The festival will feature live Dambe fights, offering attendees a one-of-a-kind blend of entertainment and tradition.
According to the organisers, the event will be graced by special guests of honour, including Hannatu Musawa, Nigeria’s Federal Minister of Art, Culture, and the Creative Economy, and Doris Uzoka-Anite, Minister of Industry, Trade, and Investment.
Muoma said: “INIFFAA 2024 is a testament to the growth and creativity of Nollywood over the past decade. We’re not only celebrating our achievements but also embracing our cultural roots by partnering with Indigenous Sports Week Abuja to showcase the dynamic and traditional sport of Dambe.”
INIFFAA is an annual celebration of the achievements and contributions of individuals and organisations in the Nigerian film industry.
The festival offers a distinguished platform for filmmakers, actors, and industry stakeholders to showcase their work and connect with a global audience.