The Wedding Party screens at Nollywood Week Festival in France

Adesua Etomi in The Wedding Party

Kemi Adetiba’s The Wedding Party will lead the pack as the Nollywood Week Festival returns to the cinema L’Arlequin in Paris for its 5th edition from Thursday May 11 to Sunday May 14.

Festival-goers will also see Izu Ojukwu’s coup thriller, ’76The Diner, a drama by Jay Franklyn Jituboh, and also Catch[dot]er,  a film from the newly styled NollyNoir genre, directed by the British-Nigerian film-maker Walter Taylaur.

Since 2013, the Nollywood Week Festival, an initiative of the Okada Media Association, has offered the Parisian public the opportunity to view the gems of Nollywood cinema and has provided access to its popular actors and its talented directors.

This year’s selection of films reflects the diversity of genres that now make up this industry.

There are five movies in the running to win the prestigious People’s Choice Award, sponsored by Angénieux, one of the leading manufacturers of high quality optic cinema lenses for the broadcast and film industries.

Angénieux will gracefully put its optics at the disposal of the winner of the People’s Choice Award, giving them a chance to combine their creativity with French technical know-how during their next shoot.

Past winners of the award include Tunde Kelani with Dazzling Mirage and Omoni Oboli with First Lady.