Film Institute Ends 2010 Students' Week

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JOS, August 13, (THEWILL) - The 2010 edition of Students’ week of the National Film Institute, (NFI) Jos, has ended with a call by the Managing Director of the Nigerian Film Corporation, Mr. Afolabi Adesanya, on the Students to continue to be good ambassadors of the Nigerian motion picture industry and the youths of Nigeria.

Speaking at the opening of the three day event which began on August 5, 2010, Adesanya said that the Students’ week which has become part of the students calendar of events was and should be seen as a platform to re-engineer the social networks on campus driven by the passion and zeal to share positive ideas in a free and convivial atmosphere.

Represented by Brian Etuk, Head, Public Affairs of the NFC, Adesanya praised the resolve and cooperation of the Students and assured that management will continue to embark on programmes and projects that will bolster the rapid development of the Film Institute.

Mr. Teddy Hanmakyugh, Director of the Institute speaking, said he was happy that students of NFI have continued to positively excel both locally and outside the country in film festivals, and short film production competitions. The Director charged the students to keep up the feat.

The three-day event featured costume display of various cultures in Nigeria by the students, cultural dance parades, command and stage performances, film screenings of student’s productions, female and male football competition(s) between the National Film Institute (NFI) and the Nigerian Television Authority TV College, Jos. The NFI female team coasted home a 2-0 win over their TV College counterpart.

Guests and student participants were drawn from the Nigerian Police Force, Plateau State Command, University of Jos (UNIJOS), the Plateau State Polytechnic, the NTA-TV College, Jos and representatives of the National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS).