New talents emerge in Edo government’s creative hub initiative, to benefit from distribution, exhibition deals

 
Sun Jan 12th, 2020 - Delta
 

Renowned film director and culture activist, Lancelot Oduwa Imasuen, has commended the state government for encouraging filmmaking in the state, adding, “This is a means to engage citizens in productive activities and create jobs in the state. The purpose of the project is to engage youths to discourage illegal migration and human trafficking.”

After intense training in the art of filmmaking, 10 young filmmakers emerged winners in the ‘pitch, win and shoot’ competition organised by the Edo Creative Hub, an initiative of the Edo State Skills Development Agency (EdoJobs) in collaboration with the Market Development in the Niger Delta (MADE) programme.

The winners are to benefit from a distribution deal with IrokoTV and Kada Cinemas brokered by the state government and MADE, which ensures that the movies shot by the filmmakers are not only commercially viable but also meet the highest production standards.

 
 

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source: Guardian