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Nigerian Film Corporation Explores Possibilities Of Partnership With French Agency -AFD

The Nigerian Film Corporation (NFC) has confirmed that it is currently in discussions with the French Agency for Development (Agence Francaise de Developpement) AFD; for the training and capacity building of filmmakers in Nigeria.

Brian Etuk, the Head of Public and Intergovernmental Relations, announced this in a statement issued to journalists earlier this week in Nigeria. He said that the gesture would support the development of Nigeria’s film industry, adding that the collaboration was aimed at securing funding for the development of essential infrastructure to reposition Nigeria’s film industry further.

According to Etuk, the NFC signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Lagos-Paris-Arts to collaborate for the development and promotion of the Nigerian creative industry.

The MoU is aimed at providing the attraction of foreign investment, transfer of the latest technology and also employment opportunities for Nigerians. As part of the agreement, Lagos-Paris-Arts would also provide learning facilities for the development of digital content at all relevant training locations.

Dr Chidia Maduekwe, the NFC’s Managing Director, said that the funding from AFD would be invested into the upgrade of its NFI Screening Auditorium to a regular Cinema.

Maduekwe, however, added that the partnership would only officially commence when all processes were concluded.

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