As the 2019 Cannes film festival kicks off in Palais des Festivals, Cannes, France, 10 Nollywood stars will join other African film stars to sell the African narratives.
The participation of the Nollywood stars at the Cannes film festival will not be a new venture as many Nollywood stars have attended and even screened movies at the Cannes film festival. In 2017, the Lagos State government through the Ministry of Arts and Culture launched a tent to promote the cultural and art exhibitions from the city at the film festival.
However, the Nollywood stars will be combining efforts and engaging in cultural and idea exchange with other film practitioners across Africa and in the diaspora.
Nollywood participants will be joining participants from other African countries including Uganda, Kenya, South Africa, Tanzania, Ethiopia, Rwanda, Niger, Togo, Ghana, Burkina Faso, Gabon, Djibouti, USA, Jamaica, Brazil, Guyana, Guadeloupe, Martinique in exchanging ideas and seeking collaboration at the Pavillon Afriques, a film market section of the Cannes Film Festival dedicated exclusively to the business of film in the African continent and among its diaspora.