Publication of the official program of the Zuma Film Festival 2022

The Nigerian Film Corporation (NFC), organizer of the annual Zuma Film Festival, has released the program of activities for the 2022 edition of the festival, the NFC of which is a collaboration with the Federal Capital Territory Administration. According to the program of activities, the festival opens on Sunday May 1 and closes on Saturday May 7, 2022 with an award ceremony. An emerging talent workshop, masterclasses, panel discussions, paper presentations and a film business conference will take place throughout the week-long festival, which is themed as Show the Money. The highlight of the program is the annual NFC Film Conference and Workshop scheduled for Friday 6th May at the Abuja International Conference Center at 10:00 am. The theme of the lecture to be delivered by the Minister of State for FCTA, Dr. Ramatu Tijani Aliyu, is Post-COVID-19 Funding Policy Framework Partnerships between the Federal Capital Territory (FCTA) and NFC for the Nigerian film industry. The Director General of the National Guidance Agency (NOA), Dr. Garba Abari, is expected to chair the conference which will be followed by the inauguration of President Muhammadu Buhari as a great patron of the Zuma Film Festival. Held annually in December, the host month for this edition has changed from December to May due to a collaboration agreement between the NFC and the FCTA. Details of the festival program can be obtained from or from the Zuma Film Festival website at Hot Docs Set to Partner with Weengushk Film Institute HOT Docs announced a new year-long partnership with the Manitoulin Islands Weengushk Film Institute aimed at increasing awareness, engagement and financial support for Weengushk initiatives across the within the wider Hot Docs community. The partnership stems from Hot Docs’ desire as an organization to meaningfully recognize the Indigenous peoples of the lands they occupy as settlers by providing its audiences and attendees the opportunity to directly support filmmaking and storytelling. indigenous. We are thrilled to launch this new partnership with the Weengushk Film Institute during Hot Docs Festival 2022 and welcome its students and faculty, who will participate in our industry programs virtually, shared Jonathan Da Silva, Director of Communications at Hot docs. In her reaction, Shirley Cheechoo, Founder of the Weengushk Film Institute, said that together we can develop and share successes that drive impact and innovation in our communities. Weengushk Film Institute was established in 2002 by Cheechoo as a community arts organization dedicated to creating and establishing an artist-driven center for capacity building in media arts for Aboriginal youth and people of the diversity. The Institute provides a unique forum for artists from diverse cultural backgrounds to share their stories and supports the collection, preservation and representation of new voices in media arts. Over the past 20 years, Weengushk has evolved into a four-year residential media arts training and creation program for aspiring, emerging and professional artists. Centered around the new Hot Docs-Weengushk Film Institute Fund, the partnership will take the form of a cross-platform campaign to raise awareness and financially support the important work of the Weengushk Film Institutes. Donations raised through the Hot Docs-Weengushk Film Institute fund will go directly to the school to help support its important work. Hot Docs is North America’s largest documentary festival, conference and marketplace. It is a non-profit organization dedicated to advancing and celebrating the art of documentary and creating production opportunities for documentary filmmakers. Hot Docs will present its 29th edition from April 28 to May 8, 2022 in Toronto theaters as well as online to audiences across Canada. The Cannes Film Festival announces an addition to the official selection A WEEK after the announcement of the feature films selected for the 75th Cannes Film Festival, the organizers have published a list of films that will complete the official selection. Three films have been added to the films already selected for the competitive category. The films are The Otto Montage, by Charlotte Vandermeersch and Felix Van Groningen (Italy/Belgium), Un Petit Frère by Leonor Serraille (France) and Torment Sur Les Iles by Alber Serra (Spain). Three other films have been added to the list of Cannes premieres. The films are Don Juan by Serge Bozon (France), La Nuit Du 12 by Dominik Moll (France) and Chronique Dune Liason Passagere by Emmanuel Mouret (France). Four other films arrived in the Regards Incertains section of the prestigious festival and the films are, More Than Never by Emily Atef (Germany/France), Mediterranean Fever by Maha Haj (Palestine), Le Bleu Du Caftan by Maryam Touzani (Morocco) and Harka from Lofty Nathan (Tunisia). Harka is Nathan’s feature debut. Only one film has been added to the list of films from the Rebelle midnight screenings by Adil El Arbi and Bilall Fallah (Belgium), while L’Innocent by Louis Garrel (France) will appear in the out-of-competition category. Five films have been added to the special screenings section, including The Vagabonds, by Doroteya Droumeva (Germany), Restos Do Vento, by Tiago Guedes (Portugal) and the documentary film, Mi Pais Imaginario, by Patricio Guzman (Chile).

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