Entertainment is a form of activity that holds the attention and interest of an audience, or gives pleasure and delight

Kadiff 2019

Therefore, the *Second Kaduna International Film Festival* is nothing short of an entertainment galore, as it promises to be five days of fun-filled with an exposition of talent, innovations, creativity, promotions and interactions with key players in the entertainment industry and all movie enthusiasts.

The Nigerian film industry known as nollywood, is a key contributor to the increase identified by the state statistics agency. The film industry accounted for more than 1.4% of GDP – or $7.2bn of Nigeria’s economy, Kannywood as a popular name known for the Hausa industry in the north will also be able to reach the globe through the kaduna international film festival.

Movie often relate to current social problems, political scenarios, friendships and almost every aspect of our lives. So, for a mature mind, movie can be a reflections of the unknown alleys of the society, it’s people, customs, life e.t.c.
For example, a recent movie called *DRY* is a mirror to how a girl child in some cases are given out in marriage prematurely and ends up with an *IVF* during child birth.

Today, you will agree with me that through movies, messages can reach audiences and target groups in real time and they can generate changes and tendencies. As such, the positive impact of entertainment on youths, includes helping them turn away from drugs, smoking and any kind of drinking spree. Youths are so adventurous every now and then but a good movie can be an alternative to keep them astray.

There are few major setbacks hindering the developments of entertainment in the North, and that includes;
*Un-acceptance of entertainment in general.
*Un-courageous attempts from the youths to exhibit their talents because they are scared of been stigmatised as irresponsible as that has been the myth.
*Lack of investors
*Un-enabling environment provided for entertainers to showcase their skills.
*Lack of support from governmental bodies amongst others.
In that regard, Kaduna International Film Festival intends to provides an enabling platform that will facilitate a link between film makers, film lovers, entrepreneurs and youths. The event will inspire, motivate, and help the teeming youth identify their hidden talents and besiege a possible opportunity to build a career in film production. In other parts of the world, entertainment improves the economy, and serves as a major means of revenue while it creates job too. Kaduna Film Festival hopes to bridge that gap as we also intend to work with Hollywood and other foreign bodies.

The 1st edition was endorsed by veterans in the entertainment industry, the likes of:
Ali Nuhu
Segun Arinze
Rachel Oniga
Denrele Edun
Tony Akposheri
Funky Mallam
Keppy Ekpenyong
Tijjani Faraga
King Wadada and a host of others.

The 2nd edition is scheduled to hold from the 20th-24th August 2019 in the city of kaduna Nigeria.
Line up of activities for the festival includes;
* Master Classes
* Film Screening
* Awards
* Tourism
* Seminars/Workshops
* Panel discussions
* film makers round table
* Movie premiere
* Red Carpet
* Exhibitions
* cocktail/parties

Film makers in Nigeria and in the diaspora are requested to send entries of their films video shot in the last 24 months and stand a chance of being listed in the roll call of honours.

Submissions should have the potentials of being nominated in any of the following categories;

*Best actor
*Best screen play
*Best Animated film
*Best cinematography
*Best director
*Best costume design
*outstanding fast rising actor
* outstanding fast rising actress
*Best makeup
* Best supporting actor
*Best scripting
* Best student film
* Best featured film
* Best short film
* outstanding DOCUMENTARY
* Best indigenous film
* KADIFF19 achievers award

The festival committee reserves the right to exclude films which are not in conformity with aims of the festival or which will offend the national feelings and susceptibilities of any participating country, or are likely to promote racial discrimination. Films not presenting sufficient technical qualities for good public screening can also be refused. People who wish to attend the master classes can also send in their names and phone number to our email kadunafilmfestival@yahoo.com.

The deadline for entries is 24th may 2019, interested persons must forward two (2) DVD copies of such submissions to the festival director.

No 1, Odemola Aramoko street Sangotedo Lagos



Israel kashim Audu
Founder kaduna international film festival


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