Organisers of the Nollywood Travel Film Festival which had its debut in Toronto, Canada in September 2017 on Monday, December 4, paid a courtesy visit to Consul General Ingo Herbert of the German Consulate.
The following day, the team also paid a visit to the Canadian Deputy High Commissioner James Christoff.
Set up to celebrate and showcase the best of Nigerian films on a global scale, the next edition of the festival is scheduled to hold from May 9 to 13 2018 in Hamburg, Germany.
Festival founder, Mykel Parish, said one of the objectives of the festival is to sensitise the global audience on traversing issues in Nigeria and Africa at large through the stories portrayed in the films.
It is also one of the ways of further strengthening the relationship between Germany and Nigeria.
The festival also through the movies screened, displays the rich culture of Nigeria.
At the Canadian Consulate, the team was welcomed by James Christoff (Deputy High Commissioner of Canada) and Sarah Josephine Branco (Trade Commissioner of Canada).
Christoff shared an introduction to Canada and the prestigious Toronto Film Festival (TIFF), so did Mykel Parish and Alhaji Adedayo Thomas, Director General of the Nigerian Film and Video Censors Board.
The deputy high commissioner lauded Nollywood for showing steady and sophisticated growth and expressed interest in collaborations between Nollywood and Canada.
The mission of the Nollywood Travel Film Festival is to present Nigerian cinema to the global audience through the lens; in positive images that will lead to growing Nollywood.
Also in attendance at both courtesy visits were; Sebeastian E. Polzin (Commercial, Political, Cultural and Press Attaché German Consulate), Susan Peters (Actress), Rick Nwanso (Managing Partner, êth Communications), Uche Ogbodo (Actress), Babades Emokiniovo (Leader, Veentage Band), Don Pedro Aganbi (Chairman, Actors’ Guild of Nigeria Lagos), Felix Duke (Festival’s Events Coordinator), Chris Ozoemena (Film Marketer), Ebere Paul (SA to Mykel Parish), Toyin Olorunoje (SA to Censors DG), as well as actors, Daniel K. Daniel and Chris Okagbue.