INIFFAA 2024: Emeka Rollas, Francis Duru, others  emerge  winners

INIFFAA 2024: Emeka Rollas, Francis Duru, others  emerge  winners

Iniffaa 2024: emeka rollas, francis duru, others  emerge  winnersEmeka Rollas, National President of  Actors Guild of Nigeria(AGN), Nollywood actor, Francis Duru and other industry stakeholders were honoured  at the 2024 Inside Nollywood International Film Festival & Awards (INIFFAA).

BRANDPOWER reports that thespians and other stakeholders received awards at the closing ceremony of the festival on Saturday night at the Shehu Musa Yar’Adua Center in  Abuja.

Rollas, won  the  ‘Outstanding Guild Leader of the  Year Award’ , while Francis Duru clinched the Best Actor award for his role in the Nollywood  hit,’Lami’, a film directed by Sam Idiagbonya.

Other  winners  included veteran filmmaker,  Lancelot Imasuen, who lifted the award of ‘the Most Stylist Filmmaker’; Emeka Duru, Best  Production Manager and Alex Okonkwo for Best Sound Recordist.

The iconic film,’Lami’ was named  the  Best Film , while the Best Short Film award was clinched by ‘Dazed’, among others.

The organisers also gave Special Recognition Awards  to  individuals and organisations for their contributions to the film industry and INIFFAA.

Obinna Muoma, ace filmmaker and founder of Inside Nollywood, said the 2024 edition of INIFFAA marked a decade of the brand’s contribution to the Nigerian film industry.

According to him, the award night was a flagship component of the festival dedicated to celebrating the creativity, hardwork and support of stakeholders in the film industry.

“I take this opportunity as the founder of  Inside Nollywood International Film Festival & Awards,  to reflect on the incredible journey in the past 10 years.

“INIFFAA 2024 is a testimony to the growth and creativity of Nollywood , how Inside Nollywood  has evolved and how Nollywood  have shaped our society,” he said.

In agoodwill message, the AGN president, expressed delight for the honour and described the INIFFAA as a veritable platforms for showcasing Nollywood.

“On behalf of the AGN, I want to thank and congratulate Inside Nollywood for this impacful journey in the last 10years,” he said.

BRANDPOWER reports that the event is an annual film fiesta dedicated for recognising  the achievements of African creative minds in the entertainment industry.

The festival aims to foster collaboration, celebrate cultural diversity, and promote the advancement of African cinema on the global stage.

It provides a vibrant space for filmmakers from around the world, particularly those of African descent, to showcase their talent and connect with industry professionals.

The 2024 edition of the annual film fiesta was held from Feb. 15 to 17,at the Shehu Musa Yar’Adua Center in  Abuja