‘Kano lan­guage film fes­ti­val to pro­mote econ­omy’

Sunday Trust - - NEWS - By Haf­sah Matazu Abubakar

The up­com­ing Kano In­dige­nous Lan­guages Film Fes­ti­val (KILAF) is aimed at pro­mot­ing the state’s econ­omy and grow the film in­dus­try on the African con­ti­nent.

The fes­ti­val which is the first of its kind is set to at­tract per­son­al­i­ties from all over the African con­ti­nent.

The founder of KILAF, Ab­dulka­reem Muham­mad said, “it’s a mar­ket and film fes­ti­val for in­dige­nous lan­guage films and the idea is to pro­mote the pro­duc­tion of lo­cal lan­guages be­cause we feel ev­ery per­son should be proud of the lan­guage of their ori­gin. We de­cided to domi­cile it in Kano be­cause it is al­ready host­ing Kan­ny­wood, as an in­dus­try and most of them are largely pro­duced in Kano and the mar­ket­ing hub is there.

“We con­sti­tuted six com­mit­tees of six per­sons each with each per­son do­ing his own bit. The plan­ning com­mit­tee di­rects the ac­tiv­i­ties of the other five. So right from the con­cep­tion to the ex­e­cu­tion, the plan­ning com­mit­tee has been taken care of.” Mo­hammed ex­pressed hope that the state govern­ment will part­ner him on the project, be­cause of its im­pact on the state.

“We are en­vis­ag­ing that 30 coun­tries and at least 3000 par­tic­i­pants will at­tend from all over Africa”, he said. KILAF is com­ing up on Novem­ber 13 and will hold for five days.

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