Nollywood has been making it’s presence known in a lot of places around the world. This time around it is going to the other side of the world. Australasian Nollywood Festival Limited, based in Wellington, New Zealand has announced that it will be hosting a Nollywood film festival later in the year.
This will be the first time Nigerian movies will be taking prominence in the oceanic countries. “We are hosting the first edition of a festival of Nollywood movies in New Zealand and Australia in September and October 2014. Australasian Nollywood Festival 2014 will feature a diverse selection of Nollywood productions. Already we have asked Nigerian producers to submit their works to be screened at this festival, said AdeTayo Agunlejika, one of the directors of the festival.
“Good initiative. Let the show go on. Hopefully this will help in the construction of a new and positive narrative on Nigeria in NZ and the Pacific region in general. Two thumbs up,” Ambassador Ayo Olukanni; Nigeria High Commission in Canberra, Australia was quoted as saying in a press release.