The Badagry International Film Cultural & Sports Festival, also known as “BIFIF” has unveiled popular Nollywood actor, Segun Padonu, popularly known as Segun Arinze, as the director of the festival, slated for August this year.
The festival, which will take place at the Lagos Theatre is the first of its kind in the historic town of Badagry.
In a press statement made available to TCN, the organisers are currently accepting entries from filmmakers via Film Freeway for this maiden edition of the festival.
The festival promises to showcase independent films from filmmakers around the world, as well as VIP events, filmmaker panels, and an awards ceremony.
“This inaugural film festival is part of BIFIF’s mission to support and develop the artistic appreciation, educational opportunities, and growth of independent film in and around Badagry and people of African descent.
“The foundation’s primary functions, through the film festival, are to promote the exhibition of independent films and support future filmmaking endeavours through scholarship opportunities,” the statement read in part.
The festival founder and CEO, Viyon Awhanse, and Segun Arinze are both known figures in the Nigerian film industry. Arinze is a famous actor, director, producer, writer, singer, voice-over artiste, and TV host in Nollywood. He has produced some documentaries and appeared on popular TV shows such as Give and Take, National Lottery Game show and No Holds Barred, a TV interview show.
Interested filmmakers hoping to enter their independent films to the festival are encouraged to visit https://filmfreeway.com/BadagryInternationalFilmFestival.
The maiden edition of Badagry International Film Festival is presented by the ‘My Badagry My Future International Foundation’ and Gbagi Communications Ltd.