‘Kano language film festival to promote economy’
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.