Eko International Film Festival to launch film institute

Hope Obioma Opara

The organiser of the Eko International Film Festival is to launch a film institute with the aim of creating a platform to not only discover, but also develop different talents for gainful employment.

The President of Eko International Film Festival, Hope Obioma Opara who made this known in a release sent to Travelpulse&MICE said the official launch of the institute would be at the seventh edition of the festival slated for October  24 to 29, 2016  at the Silverbird Cinemas Galleria in Lagos.

“The launch will feature a two-day workshop on youth development in Arts, wheredifferent areas of interest will be highlighted to immensely benefit the young generations.

“Focusing on arts which are the rave of the moment, the platform will use arts to turn around a troubled teenager; get young men and women off the streets into creative and constructive activities.

According to Opara, “Art can change attitude, build self-esteem, create employment and redirect the path of youth to something meaningful and also prevent despair.

The workshops will engage young men and women into a more meaningful way to think outside the box to rediscover their potential.

The institute is billed to fill the gap between the new entrants into the Nollywood film industry and established practitioners.