The second edition of the Nollywood Travel Film Festival (NTFF) will kick off on April 25th, 2018, at the Negril Village, 30 North Avenue, Atlanta. The sophomore event will be hosted by IK Ogbonna and Khalimah Gaston. According to the organizers, Atlanta has long been a host to Nollywood co-productions, an example being Ayo Makun’s blockbuster and Guinness World Record holder – 30 days in Atlanta.
NTFF celebrates the best of Nigerian cinema as the upcoming event will be a weekend of special indoor and outdoor screenings, inspiring discussions, meetings, parties and awards. The festival is an initiative that seeks to promote films made by Nigerians (or in partnership with Nigerians) all over the world to new and existing global audiences with the aim of creating new market places for Nollywood.
The official selection for the opening night are:
1. Bad Market
A 14 year old runaway girl, Eno, is being trafficked to the big city of Lagos by Chike, a ruthless pimp cum survival artiste who intends to profit from her seeming innocence. Each one has to deceive a plan to escape life’s harsh realities in a ‘dog eat dog’ world.
Watch the trailer.
2. A Little Too Late
The trailer tells of surprise, betrayal, and heartbreak. The film is a Nevada BridgeTV production starring Daniel Lloyd, Sana Kanu idibia, Shaquinta smith and directed by Afe Olumowe.
Watch the trailer.
3. The Encounter
Set in 1967 during the Nigeria-Biafra civil war, an imprisoned Emmanuel Ifeajuna is summoned by Biafran Commander-in-Chief for one last conversation, one last encounter. The film is based on the short story “The Encounter” by the historian, Henry Onyema.
Watch the short film.
4. Las Gidi Vice
The story follows a playboy’s fun night out as it turns adventurous when he meets a girl he’ll never forget. After a couple years of planning, a girl finally gets to get revenge on the guy who ruined her life.
The Nollywood Travel Film Festival is supported by the Pan-African Film Consortium, African Movie Channel, Nevada Bridge TV, Screening Room ATL, Intelli Pharmaceutics, Parish & Fisher, and The African Film Festival.