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NFC REACTS TO THE PASSAGE OF VETERAN FILMMAKER, EDDIE UGBOMAH: SAYS HIS DEATH IS A GREAT LOSS TO NIGERIA

The Nigerian Film Corporation (NFC) has reacted to the death of one of Nigeria’s foremost filmmakers, Chief Eddie Ugbomah, who passed on over the weekend. Describing the news of the sudden death of the veteran film maker and one of the pioneers of the big screens in Nigeria, as shocking and painful; Alhaji Sanusi Sambo, the Acting Chief Executive of NFC, said that the creative industry has lost an irreparable rare gem, whose creative ingenuity has been a source of pride and inspiration to other filmmakers. His landmark achievements and impact will be ingrained in the history of the Nigerian Film Industry, Alhaji Sambo averred; saying that the NFC and creative industry stakeholders will surely miss him.

According to Alhaji Sambo, NFC witnessed a monumental take off and stability as the pivot film agency in Nigeria when Chief Ugbomah was appointed the Chairman of its Board. “Most of the achievements of the NFC today are tied to the foundational direction the late Ugbomah and other members of his Board gave to management of the corporation”. Chief Eddie Ugbomah was appointed the Chairman of NFC Board, by the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, General Ibrahim Babangida (GCFR) and served from February 1988 to February 1991. During his tenure, the NFC colour laboratory came on full stream for the processing of films shot on celluloid. As a trained journalist, television and film actor, producer, director, the late Ugbomah would give his very best at anything he sets out to undertake.

The Nigerian creative industry is grateful to, and commends the Late Ugbomah for the immeasurable sacrifices he had to make in the course of the growth and development of the industry, which has created massive job opportunities for Nigerians, as well as the provision home entertainment for a large population of Africans and those in the diaspora. Chief Eddie Ugbomah who held the national honour of Officer of the Order of the Niger (OON), will surely continue to receive deserved recognitions, as a result of his contributions to the growth of film production in Nigeria, Alhaji Sambo assured; and expressed the deep condolences of the Board, Management and Staff of the Corporation to his family, film stakeholders, the government and people of Delta State.

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NIGERIAN FILM CORPORATION SET FOR SHOOT! 2019.

The Nigerian Film Corporation (NFC) has announced its readiness to mount SHOOT! 2019; a professional and capacity building training workshop designed for film makers, television, radio, information and communication professionals. The training workshop also targets scholars, students of film, television, theatre arts, advertising, public relations and upcoming/intermediate media professionals.

In a statement by Brian Etuk, NFC’s spokesperson, SHOOT! 2019 is scheduled to begin on Sunday 16th – Saturday 22nd of June, 2019. According to him, the Corporation has commenced activities to ensure that the professional and capacity building training workshop meets its objectives, which includes upping skills as well as production techniques of participants, which have arisen due to emerging technology upgrades, and the fast growing digitized communication spectrum. Venue for SHOOT! 2019 is the National Film Institute, Jos, Plateau State.

The statement listed the training workshop rubrics as Scripting and Acting, Digital Cinematography, Directing, Production Management, Digital Editing for Film & Television, Digital Still Photography, Animation, Set Design & Construction; Costume and Make-up, as well as Producing Skills for Film, Television & Commercials. The syllabus of SHOOT! provides excellent post training services for participants, in addition to the high quality support and learning solutions. A hybrid of training and learning methods are used as catalysts for change, intended to improve and modernize skills and behavior to support learning objectives.

According to Etuk, SHOOT! 2019 is the 9th edition in the series of the professional and capacity building training workshop instituted by the Corporation in year 2005 to provide training opportunities for Nigerians across all spheres of the creative industry. Cumulatively, over 2,700 persons have so far participated in past editions of SHOOT! drawn from the private, public sectors; the military and para-military, the police, media professionals, students, scholars, film associations and guilds as well as private practicing individuals. Over the years, the learning solutions SHOOT! provides, anchored by domestic and foreign resource professionals, and the deployment of modern training facilities are specifically tailored to meet the needs of participants.

Interested participants, aside those invited to attend, can reach the Corporation through the email - mdnigerianfilms@gmail.com for further information and or for enquiries, or visit the Corporation's official website: nfc.gov.ng. All correspondences should be addressed to the Managing Director/Chief Executive, Nigerian Film Corporation, Jos.

Services

As part of the Nigerian Film Corporation industry support services, we are always available to avail you with industry props in these areas below;

  • Motion Pictures Production
  • Co-Production
  • Post-Production
  • Film Restoration
  • Film Archiving
  • Industry Supports
  • Equipment Rentals
  • Issuance of Film Shoot Permit

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