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IN HER EYES THROUGH HER EYES FILMMAKING WORKSHOP FOR WOMEN BY WOMEN COMING UP IN NIGERIA.

Female filmmakers in Nigeria have produced the highest grossing Nollywood movies, but they have only produced about 5 percent of the over 1, 000 movies produced annually in Nigeria, because they are about 10 percent of over 1, 000 filmmakers in Nigeria.

Imagine how much more in ROI we will have in the Nigerian film industry if we have more female filmmakers in Nollywood.

Therefore, there is an urgent need to increase the professional engagement of women among the filmmakers in the Nigerian film industry, because, there are not enough women who are making films in Nigeria compared to the over 1,000 men making movies in the largest film industry in Africa.

I believe women are the best storytellers of their lives.

Can men tell what women go through in menstrual periods and travails of pregnancy more than women?
Can men explain the stigma and trauma of barren women more than women?
Can men know the depth of the loneliness of widows?
Do you know that widows in some tribes in Nigeria have been forced to drink the water used to bathe bodies of their husbands in rituals to swear that they were not responsible for their demise?
There are many untold stories of girls and women in Nigeria, because in several critical situations, it is taboo for them to speak out.

“In Her Eyes : Through Her Eyes” filmmaking workshop will train more female filmmakers and thereby increase the numbers of female filmmakers in Nollywood for the sociocultural development and economic empowerment of 100 women annually in the capacity development of the Nigeria film industry which according to a report from PwC projects that the fast-growing industry will generate $14.8 billion revenue in 2025.

According to PwC Global Entertainment and Media Outlook for 2022-2026, Nigeria’s media and entertainment industry is one of the fastest growing creative industries in the world. It has the potential to become one of the country’s exports, with projected annual consumer growth rate of 8.8% (CAGR). PwC indicates that in 2021, Nigeria’s film industry contributed 2.3% ($660 million (239 billion naira)) to GDP. They project that the industry will increase its export revenue earnings to over $1 billion. The motion picture and music combined contributed about $1.8 billion (730 billion naira) to the country’s GDP in 2020.

The country’s television and video market grew 7.49% to $806 million in 2020, up from $732 million in 2018. The industry is projected to earn about $900 million in 2023.
https://www.trade.gov/country-commercial-guides/nigeria-media-and-entertainment

It is the most transformational filmmaking workshop by women for women in the history of the film industry.

100 women
To be trained by 4 women who are accomplished filmmakers.

7 days of programme on filmmaking.

100 short films on “In My Eyes Through My Eyes” testimonies by each of the participants on their true life experiences.

1 feature film.

Certificate of Achievement.

Membership in an international organization for filmmakers.

World premiere of “In Our Eyes Through Our Eyes” by all the participants in an international film festival before Christmas.

The workshop is organized by the International Digital Post Network Limited:
IDPNL cosponsored the Nigerian premiere of the acclaimed documentary film “Girl Rising” to celebrate the United Nations’ International Day of the Girl Child on October 11, 2013 at the Silverbird Cinemas in the Silverbird Galleria on Victoria Island, Lagos supported by the KIND, MTN, Educare, Cool FM and others. And the Executive Producer of “Girl Rising”, Holly Gordon met with the leading NGOs in Nigeria at the same venue on October 12, 2013. The success attracted the USAID to sponsor the Girl Education project in Kano State with documentaries shown in Hausa, Arabic and English on Arewa TV.
IDPNL cosponsored the Nigerian premiere of “HE NAMED ME MALALA” of Malala Yousafzai
the youngest winner of the Nobel Prize for Peace to celebrate the United Nations’ International Day of the Girl Child on October 11, 2015 at the same Silverbird Cinemas.
IDPNL cosponsored the Nigerian premiere of “In The Name Of Your Daughter” of multiple awards winning Canadian filmmaker, Giselle Portnier in 2019 supported by the High Commission of Canada at the Silverbird Cinemas.

Participation Fee
N100, 000

For only 100 participants.

Locations:
Lagos, Port Harcourt and Abuja

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