The organizers of the Nollywood in Hollywood film showcase say film producers can now submit their movies for consideration.
According to a statement by the organisers, the second edition of the event has been scheduled for March 22 and 23, 2019 in Hollywood, California.
The event, which is organized by O2A Media, Inc. in partnership with the School of Cinematic Arts at the University of Southern California and The American Cinemateque, operators of the historic Egyptian Theater will showcase a selection of three Nigerian movies to foreign audience.
“The debut edition was a huge success by all yardstick. Our goal is to help Nollywood be what it can and should be – the leader in filmic stories about black people and culture,” says Maceo Willis, head of operations at O2A Media, Inc.
“The opening night screening of 93 DAYS was the first time an African film would play on that scale at the Egyptian.
“The audience at USC was captivated by ISOKEN, which was ably represented by the actress, Dakore Akande. Kunle Afoloyan showed the richness of the artistic minds out of Nigeria. 2019 will be bigger, better and we’re working at ways to involve those in Nigeria who can’t make it to Los Angeles”.
NOLLYWOOD IN HOLLYWOOD is the brainchild of Nigerian-American filmmaker, Ose Oyamendan.
The inaugural edition featured the screenings ISOKEN, 93 DAYS and THE BRIDGE to packed houses.