The ongoing Edo State International Film Festival will feature skit challenge where three winners will emerge and win cash prizes of #250,000, #150,000, #100,000 for 1st, 2nd and 3rd prizes respectively.
The organisers of this maiden event disclosed this during a chat with Silverbird News 24, adding that the festival will create an avenue for the participants to not only showcase but expand their creativity, connect and interact with creative from across the world and foster content partnerships.
This event is sponsored by the SWISS AGENCY FOR DEVELOPMENT COOPERATION and the GERMAN FEDERAL MINISTRY FOR ECONOMIC COOPERATION AND DEVELOPMENT.
This will be made possible by the Edo State Skills Development Agency (EdoJobs), in collaboration with the Swiss Development Corporation SDC and the Nigerian German Cooperation.
The Chief Host for the festival is His Excellency Governor Godwin Obaseki, Executive Governor of Edo State and the Managing Director, Edo State Skills Development Agency, Mrs. Ukinebo Dare who had earlier expressed their excitement at seeing this project to fruition after a long phase of strategic planning.
Also announced at the press conference which took place at the New Festival Hall, Edo State Government House were Nollywood actors Linda Osifo and Nosa Rex, two proud indigenes of the nation’s heartbeat as brand ambassadors of the event.
. With over 1500 movie entries submitted from over 90 countries, #ESIFF2022 will be a potpourri of the best talents out of Edo standing alongside world-class veterans judging the various categories. There will be exciting cash prizes of up to $2,000 dollars each for movies in 3 specific and highly competitive categories sponsored by Phoenix Browser namely; Best Student Film Making, Best Use of Technology and Best Cell Phone/ Tab Movie respectively.