Veteran Nigerian female filmmaker, Emem Isong-Misodi, is set to celebrate the African cultural heritage in films with the unveiling of the inaugural edition of her African Cultural Film Festival in the United States.

The film festival is scheduled to hold between October 26 and 29, 2023 in Houston, Texas.

According to Emem, the passion she has for the promotion and preservation of black cultures and traditions inspired the festival.

She said: “This year marks the 31st year that Nollywood came to be, as an industry and what better way to celebrate this feat than by hosting AFFRICUFF.”

The prolific filmmaker added that the four-day Afrocentric film festival focuses on celebrating African films, short films and documentaries in the bid to unveil the cultural and artistic richness of the black race to a global audience.

“We celebrate the power of storytelling, not just in African stories but also, in the beautiful cultures of the world. AFFRICUFF is widely considered to be Africa’s most important film event that focuses on and celebrates cultural richness and artistic expression., ” Emem added.

The four-day festival has the likes of Dr Shaibu Hussain, Dr Cathy Archibong, Ijeoma Onah, Bode Ojo, Bola Aduwo, Teejay Hakeem Olaleye, and Divine Ighovie among others as organizing committee members and advisors respectively.

Apart from film screenings, the film festival will also feature panel discussions, workshops, networking and award ceremony.

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