Veteran Nollywood actors, Richard Mofe-Damijo and Patience Ozokwor have been appointed to head committees for Zuma Film Festival 2017.
The founding Director of the National Film Corporation, Hyginus Ekwuazi has also been appointed as Head of Jury for the Festival.
According to Chidia Madueke, Managing Director of the National Film Corporation, the Zuma Film Festival is “designed to give impetus to increase expansive opportunities available in the global audiovisual market.”
“The festival will continue to serve as a platform for Nigerian film practitioners to network with their counterparts from other parts of the world.”
He added that the festival seeks to “facilitate co-production and financing opportunities, reward cinematic excellence, promote audiovisual services, cultural products and the huge export potentials of Nigerian films.”
The Festival which is scheduled to hold from December 1st through December 15th has begun collection of entries which will close on September 31st.
The last edition of ZUFF was held in 2014.