Akwa Ibom State to Showcase at Coal City Film Festival, Enugu
The Special Assistant to Governor of Akwa Ibom State on Entertainment Industry, Mr David Sergeant (Utang Akwa Ibom) is set to lead a delegation of Akwa Ibom movie stakeholders to COAL CITY FILM FESTIVAL, ENUGU this weekend. .
The information was released during a chat with the Governor’s aide on Tuesday, March 23, 2021 during the commissioning of the UDOM EMMANUEL administrative block in Uyo Local Government Area Council secretariat, where he stated that the trip to Enugu is in view of building a mutually benefiting synergy between both states.
According to Utang Akwa Ibom, ‘I and my colleague on Talent Hunt, Emma Solution who is an actor, is set to embark on a working visit to some states in Nigeria, especially those where there is a government appointee responsible for talents and the entertainment industry. it is believed that the visit would open doors for cultural exchange and partnerships for talents in the industry of both states’.
The film festival in Enugu will feature movie screening at Diamond Cinema, Enugu Spar Mall, preceding master classes and panel discussions, while the National Museum along Abakaliki road will host classes for beginners.
Explaining further, Utang said that the Akwa Ibom State Government consider the Coal City Film Festival as a gateway to future partnership for entertainment and tourism development between Enugu (the South Eastern capital and cradle of Nollywood) and Akwa Ibom States – Nigeria’s best kept secret and tourism hub. .
The Akwa Ibom State Contingent will comprise of seasoned movie actors, directors and producers of Akwa Ibom origin expected to use the knowledge and experience garnered to better the industry back home.