Nigerian filmmaker and writer, Onyeka Nwelue, has been appointed Jury Member of Woodpecker International Film Festival in India.
Nigerian filmmaker, writer and teacher, Onyeka Nwelue, has been appointed a member of the Jury for the 2015 Woodpecker International Film Festival in India. alongside famous actor, Avjit Dutt, who has appeared in Mira Nair’s Kamasutra and Fire.
In an email from the Festival Director, Narender Yadav to Mr. Nwelue, he says;
“I am really thankful to you for kindly accepting the request to be the member of the Festival Jury for 2015 Woodpecker International Film Festival. Your rich and diverse experience in multifaceted cinematic endeavours will add a great value and credibility to the entire selection process.”
Mr. Nwelue is award-winning author of The Abyssinian Boy, a novel about a Nigerian woman married to an Indian man, which is set majorly in India, where he lived.
He currently lives between Puebla, Mexico and Paris, France. His latest offering, Hip-Hop is Only for Children has been described by one of India’s finest writers, Shobhaa De as ‘beguiling’ and ‘superbly researched.’
The Woodpecker International Film Festival is a youth focused, infotainment based initiative focusing on films and documentaries on a wide spectrum of development issues like environment, education, gender, livelihoods, children etc.
This year’s edition of the festival will focus on Nigerian and Mexican cinemas. It is slated for September 2015 in New Delhi, India.