Organisers of the Lakecity Film Festival (LACIFF) have extended deadline for the submission of films to Friday, December 9, 2016.
The maiden edition of LACIFF under the theme: ‘The reel is yours, show your story’ is scheduled to hold at the Crystal Lake Resort, Oguta, Imo State from December 16, 2016 to December 18, 2016.
Making the announcement founder of the festival, Ekine Stronghold, said the decision became necessary due to the many calls he has received from indigenous filmmakers who said they needed more time to send in their films.
“The festival is after all to celebrate our indigenous films so we have decided to give Nigerian filmmakers another opportunity to send in their films by December 9,” he stated.
Recall that by the end of November, LACIFF received over 2,900 film entries from 105 countries.
Stronghold, said at a recent press briefing in Lagos that a college of screeners has come up with 100 films out of the 2,900 and that judges, including Sani Muazu (head jurist), Yinka Ogun, Bond Emeruwa, Kathy Kasic from the United States of America and Tari West-Johnson, are already assessing the entries that would be screened.
Meanwhile, Nollywood actor, Clem Ohameze has been unveiled as the president and face of LACIFF 2016.
The actor has been wielding his popularity and strength in canvassing more support for the film festival which is billed to end with a gala night and award ceremony that will see films in categories including Art, History, Tourism and Environment getting honours.