By MAKSAN MARK
AS a key complement of the 10th edition of Zuma Film Festival schedule to take place December 1st-7th 2019 in Abuja, the Nigeria Film Corporation (NFC) has called for film project entries for the festival, adding that sub mission of entries which has already open and closes on October 29, 2019.
According to a statement issued by the Nigeria Film Corporation in Jos, Plateau State and signed by Brian Etuk, it’s Head of Public and Inter-governmental Affairs, the co-production market pitching forum is to enable film professionals and emerging talents meet, interact and pitch their Film Projects to financiers/funder’s, production companies as well as sales agents.
Etuk in the statement noted that the terms and condition of the competition, would apply stressing that participants must be Nigerian nationals and above 18 years and below 25 years of age as at December 2019.
The statement said those interested should forward their entries in the following format, “Arial font, 14 point size, type written in double line space and should not be more than 15 pages on A4 size paper through email NFC essay come firstname.lastname@example.org.”
Etuk, further said, eligibility for the feature film project submission is open to emerging film director’s and producer’s pursuing film and theatre arts in public and private film schools and academic aside practicing film makers with less than five (5) year’s professional experience.
“Only film projects that promote peace, expose the menace of human migration and modern day slavery, as well as those on the negative effects of illicit drugs shall be accepted and considered for the competition.”
“All films entries are expected to be accompanied with character treatment analysis, budget estimate for the production as well as detailed marketing and distribution plan”.
It cautioned that, “film project which do not meet the requirement or are in compatible with the theme of the co-production market pitching forum will not be considered.
Producer’s or directors whose pitch meet the requirement of the judges and investors will receive funding support for their projects, as Nigerian Film Corporation will facilitate financial assistance and grant from strategics partners for the realization of their film projects”, the statement concluded.