Uyo, the capital of Akwa Ibom State is set to host Nigeria’s first ever theatre and film festival. The event holds from November 8 to 10, 2018.
Themed New Talent, New Technology in Theatre and Film Practice, the objective of the festival is to serve as a premier platform for increasing development in indigenous performing and media arts in Akwa Ibom State, thereby impacting positively on the economy of the state as well as promoting Akwa Ibom State tourism and hospitality to the world, said the organisers.
According to Charles Ukpong, who functions as the Festival Manager/Curator, “while also serving as a major hub for creatives in Akwa Ibom State in particular and Nigeria in general, Uyo Theatre And Film Festival (UTAFF) is equally aimed at celebrating the prevalent symbiosis and influences of multi-faceted African theatre and the phenomenal Nollywood.”
Also speaking, co-founder and Festival Director, Victor Thompson, said, “the three-day event features training, workshop, panel discussion, film screening, theatre performances and awards.”