Sidomex Universal’s movie Dinner shortlisted for People Choice Award for the 2017 Paris Nollywood Week Film Festival

The Paris Nollywood Week Film Festival is an annual celebration of the best of Nollywood movies. During the festival, selected Nollywood pictures are showcased to Paris movie goers. It was first held in 2013 and is now in its 5th season. The Film Festival is organised by Okada Media, an organisation that is based in Paris, France. The festival aims to broaden the scope of audiences for Nollywood movies and to improve the distribution system for quality Nollywood movies.

 

This year’s event will hold from Thursday, May 11 to Sunday, May 14 at Cinema l’Arlequin in Paris. The highlight of the festival is the presentation of the People’s Choice Award, sponsored by Angénieux.  a leading manufacturer of high quality optic cinema lenses for the broadcast and film industries. Angénieux will donate optic cinema lenses to the winner of the Award to support their next movie shoots. Furthermore, there will be a premiere of the movie “Catch[dot]er“, directed by British-Nigerian filmmaker, Walter Taylaur, on Sunday 14 May at 20h30.

 

Full-length Film Selections 

The following five full-length movies are selected for screening this year.

1. Dinner

What was supposed to be a simple dinner and a pleasant weekend with friends, turns into a nightmare when secrets about each other’s past are brought to light.

 

 

Producers: Sidomex Universal, 5-6-7 Entertainment, New Elite Films

 Director: Jay Franklin Jituboh

 

2. The Wedding Party

Chaos prevails when a family prepares for a lavish wedding.

 

 

Producers: EbonyLife Film, FilmOne Distribution, InkBlot Productions

Director: Kemi Adetiba

 

3. 76

A thrilling drama told from two points of view: that of a pregnant woman, and that of an accused soldier, her husband.

 

 

Producers: Adonis Production, Digital Jungle Studios, Princewill’s Trust

Director: Izu Ojukwu

 

4. Green White Green

Three young artist friends embark on a roller coaster ride of self-discovery after they decide to make a movie before heading off to college.

 

 

Producers: Osiris Film and Entertainment

 Director: Abba Makama

 

5. Gidi Blues

Akin is a somewhat haughty playboy of a wealthy family. Nkem is a beautiful and confident woman who devotes all her energies to the young people of a shantytown. When the two meet by chance, their story will be changed forever.

 

 

Producer: Cut 24

 Director: Femi Odugbemi

 

Short Film Selections

 

1. Plaything

Ayodeji’s boring afternoon takes a thrilling turn when he discovers his toys can do much more than just lie around in a pile.

 

2. Aliyyah’s Wish

Aliyyah lives in a different world from that of her parents. They enjoy life to the fullest at the expense of their daughter. Aliyyah must find an opportunity to judiciously win the heart of her parents.

 

3. Silence

The sad journey of a 16-year-old girl into maturity.

4. Room 315

Dr Stone, in sessions with his clients, discovers how life holds all four of them, including himself, in one intricate web.

 

5. Lodgers

 

The Oghenekharos are both accomplished professionals in Nigeria that decide to leave their careers in Nigeria and move to England. They are confident, highly skilled and slightly arrogant. However, as life in the UK slowly unravels, the true worth of their ‘top’ skills is far from what they had dreamed.

 

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