Africa Cinematography Festival (ACF), a training session for intending cinematographers, was on Monday unveiled at Eko Hotel and Suites, Victoria Island, Lagos.
Welcoming guests to the media unveil, founder of ACF, Sunnie odafe described cinematography as art of storytelling that revolves around motion picture. However, he said, the platform stands to train African youths, Nigerian youths in the art of storytelling.
“All over the internet, there are young Nigerians making video skits. We have thought it wise that we can build these young ones and make them industry ready. We can also develop the industry and make it much more professional. The platform is an empowerment for film production and everything that has to do with cinematography,” Odafe explained.
He further stated that more details of the festival, which comes up later in the year, will be unveiled as the events unfold.
Also speaking at the event, Mrs. Folorunso Alakija, Founding Grand Matron of ACF said that she is particularly fascinated by the vision behind the project as well as zeal with which the organisers have gone about it..
”I feel convinced that the ACF speaks to the Nigerian spirit, but much more importantly the yearning of many of our talented men and women who presently appear to have hit the crossroads between their dreams and their realization.
“I share the view that the future of a country, nation or people is a direct function of what the younger generation makes of it. Our youths need to be taught life skills and be empowered with adequate capacity required to enable them become major contributors to the economy and society. Obviously, it is a worthwhile venture to undertake, she said.
Achieving this of course, she added, requires strategic participation from players in both the public and private sectors.