A financial holdings company, Access Holdings PLC, says it has partnered with the African International Film Festival (AFRIFF) to endorse the 2023 Globe Awards’ ‘Best Short Film’ category.
This is contained in a statement issued in Abuja on Saturday by the company’s Head, Public Relations and Media, Mr Latasha Ngwube.
Ngwube stated that the Group Chief Executive Officer of Access Holdings PLC, Mr Herbert Wigwe, expressed the company’s dedication to supporting emerging filmmakers.
He quoted Wigwe as saying that “As we deepen our footprint across the continent, we will continue to invest in the future, share knowledge across the continent.
“We will provide opportunities for young talents to thrive and measure up to their counterparts around the world.”
According to Group Chief Executive Officer, the Access ecosystem will continue to work tirelessly towards shaping a world where creatives have the platforms they need to shine, where Africans believe in the power of their dreams, and where creativity becomes one of our continent’s leading exports
Wigwe said through the sponsorship, Access Holdings PLC reaffirmed its commitment to fostering creativity and development within the African film industry.
He said the event, billed to hold on Nov.11, would offer awards that would serve as the curtain closer for the week-long celebration of the best of African cinema.
According to him, the ‘Best Short Film’ category at AFRIFF has a storied history of serving as a launchpad to success stories in the industry.
“Past recipients, including Wanuri Kahiu, Gordon Napier, and Keni Ogunlola, have gone on to achieve significant milestones, with Ogunlola’s “The Royal Hibiscus Hotel” going on to earn global acclaim,” he said.
The Africa International Film Festival in 2023
AFRIFF is an international film showcase that presents an immersion into the world of filmmaking, with participation from all over Africa and the diaspora. AFRIFF is positioned as the largest annual appointment for African filmmakers in the region, celebrating the best African films and stories for 11 years and counting.
AFRIFF 12 is a deliberate intervention to foster valuable exchanges of ideas, production connections and business relationships that deliver value, build capacity and create wealth. It has leveraged its networks to attain strategic relevance in the African screen sector which, has catalyzed the demand from local and international film stakeholders for AFRIFF to lead in the identification of sector specific deficiencies, and in the implementation of evidence-based interventions across the continent.