Abuja film festival kicks off
27 September 2013, 18:31
Abuja - The 2013 edition of the annual Abuja International Film Festival (AIFF) has kicked off.
The event organised by Nollywood producer Fidelis Duker opened in Abuja on Tuesday, September 24, 2013, with an anniversary ceremony celebrating ten years of the film festival.
Hosted by actor Segun Arinze the event was attended by key Nollywood players and stakeholders in the industry including Helen Otagbor, Charles Novia, Iyen Agbonifo, Emeka Ossai, Andy Ameachi, and Prince Emeka Mba.
Others guests include Bimbo Manuel, Aminu Kura, Lancelot Imasuen, Jumai Joseph, Cynthia Agholor, Yakub Tanko Abdulahi, Mike Nliam, Ahmed Delutu and Sally Mbanefo.
The minister for tourism, Edem Duke, who supervised the cutting of the anniversary cake congratulated the organisers led by Fidelis Duker, while encouraging more dedication and hard work towards the growth of Nollywood.
Some Nollywood veterans and supporters including Rasheed Gbadamosi, Charles Novia, Hazeez Balogun and Fred Amata were awarded with medals of honour for their contribution to the Nigerian film industry.
The AIFF runs from Tuesday September, 24, to Thursday September, 27, 2013.