A Film Maker and Marketer, Don Nkemdirim Chikezie popularly known as Don Nkems disclosed this during the official unveiling of the project in Owerri, Imo state capital, last Thursday.

He said the festival would be used to showcase the rich cultural heritage of Imo and the giant developmental strides of the state governor, Senator Hope Uzodimma.

The movie producer assured that veterans in the entertainment industry would be honoured at the historic event.

Themed; “Film: A Veritable Tool for Economic Empowerment”, Nkems promised to enhance the life of Imo people and raise the hope of many through the festival.

He assured that dignitaries from all walks of life would grace the occasion whilst reiterating his commitment to sustaining the festival.

He thanked the National Film and Video Censors Board (NFVCB) for the confidence in him, and promised not to disappoint them.

Director, Imo State Council of Arts and Culture, Assumpta Akujobi pledged the support of the Council and encouraged Don Nkems and his crew to keep up the good work.

Representative of the Executive Director, National Film and Video Censors Board, Hubert Odeh commended the organizers for the bold step and promised that the board would help them to grow the noble initiative.

Movie Director, Producer and Writer, Amayo Uzo Philips recalled past efforts to make Imo, hub of movie making and expressed satisfaction that plans had been concluded to hold the festival in the State, even as he called for concerted efforts towards ensuring the success of the festival.

Another Movie Director at the unveiling, Lambert Nnorom beckoned on everyone to be part of the success story and ensure its sustenance.

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