History will be made on Wednesday February 27 in faraway Ouagadougou Burkina Faso when Nollywood hosts the first ever African Coproduction Forum ACF at the world famous Pan African Film and Television Festival of Ouagadougou FESPACO .This will be the first time that Nollywood will be organizing an event within the official programme of the festival.
Powered by Madu C. Chikwendu’s Thud Worldwide Consultants Ltd. ACF Is designed to preempt the proposed African Continental Free Trade Agreement by bringing together African Filmmakers to commence their own partnerships and collaborations within the audio visual sector.
According to the Lead Consultant at THUD, Filmmaker Madu C Chikwendu: “The impetus for this initiative is actually fuelled by three very important factors …the high quality of a reasonable number of Nollywood films …the availability of funding and the expansion of the distribution space through the increasing number of cinemas. This new situation has to be brought to the attention of other cinema professionals on the continent with a view to creating interesting projects , initiating bilateral and multilateral agreements and expanding revenue by clinching distribution deals across the continent.”
FESPACO will this year celebrate its golden jubilee .It is the biggest, the most prestigious and the most important film festival on the African continent with over twenty thousand visitors. For African Producers ,Directors , Government Agencies and cinema professionals that are unable to attend FESPACO THUD has created various windows of participation including ; Listing of Filmmakers and their projects in the commemorative Brochure , Advert placements and inclusion of movie Trailers ,products and services in a free DVD that will be distributed free of charge to participants .FESPACO is the first in the series of what is basically Trade Delegations presented by Thud Worldwide Consultants Ltd under its “WeCreate ..truly Nigerian” Banner .