Mr. Brian Etuk, Head of Public and intergovernmental relations at French Agency for Development announced the development of the film industry, by adding that the partnership was aimed at securing direct funding for the development of critical infrastructure to further reposition the Nigerian Film Industry.
“The funding intervention will be funnelled into training and capacity building for the professional, amateur and upcoming filmmakers across the country.
“The National Film Institute (NFI) in Jos will serve as the training fulcrum, while NFC will equally support the expected funding with the provision of physical infrastructure.
“The infrastructure which will require upgrades through the funding is expected to add to the film production value chain and ecosystem,” he said.
NFC signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Lagos-Paris-Arts to partner, develop and promote the Nigerian creative industry.
“The MoU provides the attraction of direct foreign investment, transfer of technology and employment opportunities for Nigerians, with the creation of institutional linkages between African and European creative industries.
“The NFC and Lagos-Paris-Arts will be expected to jointly undertake outreach capacity training in film production at the NFC zonal offices across the country. Lagos-Paris-Arts shall also provide state of the art learning facilities suited for the development of digital contents at the training locations,’’ he said.