The Nolly Awards , formerly Nollywood Movies Awards is an annual Nigerian film award presented by the Nollywood Movies TV to honour outstanding achievement in the Nigerian film industry. The inaugural edition was held at the Civic Center, Lagos on 2 June 2012. Nigerian Movies Nominated for 2017 Nollywood Week Paris Awards are all listed below.
The most recent ceremony was held on 12 October 2013 at the newly commissioned Intercontinental Hotel, which is the tallest hotel in West Africa. In 2016, the awards was rebranded to Nolly Awards, with the 2016 edition to hold on May 1st, however, the ceremony didn’t hold for the second year in a row.
Nigerian Movies Nominated For 2017 Nollywood Week Paris Awards
According to the organisers of Nollywood the movies nominated include;
1. 76 directed by Izu Ojukwu
2. The Wedding Party directed by Kemi Adetiba
3. Dinner a movie directed by Jay -Franklyn Jituboh.
4. Gidi Blues directed by Femi Odugbemi
5. Green White Green directed by Abba Makama.
The prestigious ‘People’s Choice Award’ is sponsored by Angénieux, a leading manufacturers of high quality optic cinema lenses for the broadcast and film industries.
“Angénieux will gracefully put its optics at the disposal of the winner of the People’s Choice Award, giving them a chance to combine their creativity with French technical know-how during their next shoot.”
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the Nollywood Week Paris Film Festival, which started in 2013, is organised by Okada Media, an organisation based in Paris, France.
It showcases the best of the Nigerian film industry with the aim of finding a larger audience and more sustainable distribution system for quality films
The festival offers festival-goers a chance to discover a dozen movies selected by a jury of professionals.
Nigerian filmmakers are encouraged to submit short films, feature films, animations and Nigerian television series for consideration.
Musical performances as well as seminars and workshops dedicated to the African cinema industry have been lined up to enrich the annual event.
The festival ends with the traditional presentation of the Nollywood Week People’s Choice Award, which rewards some of the best talents of African cinema.
The festival is scheduled to hold from Thursday May 11 to Sunday May 14 at Cinema l’Arlequin in Paris, France.
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