Organisers of Village Arts & Film Festival better known as VILLAFFEST have concluded plans to hold the maiden edition of the annual festival in the quiet city of Owerri, the Imo State capital.
According to Kelechi Eke, Founder and Director, VILLAFFEST will hold a week before Christmas, showcasing arts and screening films from eight countries including Cameroon, Egypt, Kenya, Nigeria, Senegal, Tanzania, Uganda, and the United States.
In a statement, Eke revealed that the festival which will have filmmakers, artists, dancers and culture workers in attendance will open with a tour of the city and closes with an awards ceremony bill to hold at the Beland in Owerri.
According to him, the festival will rekindle passion for local content as the only way in showcasing and exporting our unique cultural traits that has long been misrepresented across big screens around the globe.
He s aid: “The festival is scheduled to hold from December 16 to18. African artistic artifacts are the most original; our stories are only best told by us, for us, consumed by us and the rest of world.