TIFF 2016 Watch world press conference with Nollywood filmmakers

The City to City world press conference features Genevieve Nnaji, Niyi Akinmolayan, Kemi Adetiba, Kunle Afolayan, Omoni Oboli, among others.

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The 2016 Toronto International Film Festival's City to City programme is focusing on Lagos.

As part of the programme, an opportunity to engage with the delegates attending the festival from Nigeria was created.

 

Filmmakers including Kunle Afolayan, Omoni oboli , Genevieve Nnaji, Izu Ojukwu, Kemi Adetiba, Niyi Akinmolayan, Daniel Oriahi, Abba Makama, and Uduak-Obong Patrick took part in the press conference, which was led by  the artistic director of the Toronto International Film Festival, Cameron Bailey.

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The filmmakers discussed what Nollywood should keep from its successes so far, what the industry needs to do next, the strengths they would love to maintain, among other interesting topics.

The Toronto International Film Festival earlier announced that the 2016 City to City programme will focus on Lagos, Nigeria. The eighth year for the City to City programme, will showcase filmmakers living and working in Lagos, regardless of where their films are set.

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On Tuesday, August 16, 2016, TIFF announced eight Nollywood movies which will screen as part of the City to City programme.

The movies include "Okafor's Law," "The Arbitration," "The Wedding Party," "Taxi Driver,"  "Just Not Married," "Green White Green," "76," and "93 Days."

So far, most of the movies have had their first screening at the festival, and have received positive reviews.