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On Saturday the 10th of December 2016, the 7th edition of Nigeria Integrity Film Awards took place at Oriental Hotel Victoria Island Lagos. It was a night of fun and excitement as the audience were treated to electrifying performances by Waje and Timi Dakolo.
The event kicked off with a cocktail at 6pm presenting networking opportunities among the guests present. Some of the guests include the Director General, National Film and Videos Censors Board (NFVCB), Patricia Bala and United States Government Representative, Peter Hansen. Nollywood came out in their numbers with the presence of actors and producers such as Olu Jacobs, Hilda Dokubo, Uru Eke, Rogers Ofime and Blossom Chukwujekwu.
Hosted by the beautiful Dorcas Shola Fapson and the eloquent Ofi Ejembi, the theme of this year’s awards focused on Transparency, Accountability and Good Governance endowed by USAID SACE and Promoting the Digital Economy supported by Google.
One of the highlights of the event was the premiere of the 2016 Homevida Short films ‘In Apathy’ endowed by USAID SACE and ‘Beautiful Mistake’ supported by Google. The script writers were not left out of the pizzazz as they were presented with their awards. The short script winners are Oladipo Awelenje (writer of ‘In Apathy’) for the Transparency, Accountability and Good Governance endowed by USAID SACE; Jennifer Agunloye (writer of ‘Beautiful Mistake’) and Ajayi Olusegun (writer of ‘Due Netligence’) for the “Promoting the Digital Economy” category supported by Google.
In the Feature Film and Documentary Category, ‘Oloibiri’ by Rogers Ofime, won the Best feature Film in Transparency, Accountability and Good Governance while ‘Nowhere to Run’ sponsored by the Shehu Musa Yaradua Foundation, won the prize for the Best Documentary in Transparency, Accountability and Good Governance. Both prizes were endowed by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). Oloibiri was shortlisted for the prize alongside Uru Eke’s debut production ‘Remember Me’ while ‘Nowhere to Run’ was shortlisted alongside Kayode Ogundamisi’s ‘Coping with Boko Haram’.
Thanks to everyone who participated in Homevida 2016, to be a part of Homevida 2017, please send a mail to firstname.lastname@example.org
Congrats to all winners and nominees! See more images from the event.
The Nigerian Integrity Film Awards (HomeVida) is here again!
This is the 7th edition of the HomeVida Awards and it promises to be an exciting array of events as they reward filmmakers for making movies that uphold transparency and integrity.
The event features the Hon. Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed as the chief host and will witness the presence of special guests from private and government agencies. In addition to rewarding film makers and script writers, they will also be premiering their 2016 short films.
The hosts for the 2016 HomeVida Awards are the beautiful Nollywood Actress and TV Presenter, Dorcas Shola Fapson alongside the eloquent Nigeria Info FM Abuja OAP, Ofi Ejembi. There will also be guest performances from top Nigerian entertainers.
Date: Saturday, December 10, 2016
Time: Red Carpet/Cocktail – 6 PM | Main Show – 7 pm
Venue: The ballroom, Oriental Hotel, Victoria Island Lagos
Contact: For enquiries /sponsorship / participation / bookings, call 08034300646 or 08036267188 | Email – email@example.com
Official partners for the 2016 HomeVida Awards are the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), the national film and Videos Censors Board (NFVCB), PAU School of Media and Communications, Ebony Life TV, ERP, Olori Super Gal and African Movie Channel (AMC) with support from Google.
Do you know any Feature film or Documentary that promotes Transparency, Accountability and Good Governance issues in Nigeria?
Then this is your opportunity give your favorite Nollywood Feature Film and Documentary a chance to win N1,000,000 (One Million Naira) in each category.
Simply visit www.homevida.org to nominate the film that best fits the criteria.
Nominations end on Friday, 21st October 2016.
What are you waiting for? Start Nominating! !! !!!
The HomeVida 2016 Script Writing workshop held last week at the School of Media and Communications, Pan Atlantic University and it was an exciting experience for everyone.The 2-day workshop organized by HomeVida brought together scriptwriters, film makers and CSOs to train them on the various aspects of scriptwriting as well as highlight the importance of inspiring change with a script.
They were treated to various sessions facilitated by renowned Nollywood filmmakers and scriptwriters such as Sam Uche Anyamele, Ehizioje Ojesebholo, Ifesinachi Okoli-Okpagu, Chris Odeh and Ebele Enebeli.
HomeVida partners, SACE were also present to give a brief insight into their program and how participants can address Transparency, Accountability and Good Governance Issues in film.
Patrick Enaholo of the School of Media and Communication also took the participants through the Script Bank and its processes. The Script Bank is birthed from the Creative Film Project (an initiative of HomeVida and the School of Media and Communication) and is aimed at providing young and upcoming scriptwriters with a digital space to store their creative works and showcase them to a wider audience.
To wrap up the workshop on the 2nd day, the participants were presented with certificates of attendance by the Dean of the School of Media and Communication, Dr. Ikechukwu Obiaya.
In 3 words, it was Fun! Fun! Fun!
Thanks to all our participants and facilitators and see more pics below:
After putting in lots of effort and sleepless nights to reading 88 scripts, the 2016 Homevida Jury met on the 3rd of September to deliberate on the scripts and choose the winners (Click if you missed it).
It was an intense year with lots of creative and inspiring scripts in both categories, but at the end of the day, we got our winners!
- Transparency, Accountability and Good Governance (TAGG) Category
Awelenje Oladipo Nurudeen is a 23-year-old writer, director and video editor. A graduate of the university of Ibadan, he directed a short film “Desolation” which was nominated for Best Short Film at the 2014 Nollywood Movies Awards.
He currently resides in Lagos State.
- Promoting the Growth of the Digital Economy
This category produced two winners
Ajayi Olusegun Elijah is a screenwriter and filmmaker. He studied Biochemistry at Lagos State Polytechnic in 2013 before proceeding to study Cinematography at Rhoda Youth Centre, Ikorodu. He has written several short scripts and one feature length script and is presently pursuing a career in screenwriting and directing.
Jennifer Agunloye is a graduate of petroleum technology from the University of Jos and the pioneer of an online girl inspiring forum called GIST (Girls in search of truth). She has written a number of documentaries, short films and stage dramas and is presently working with a media house in Abuja.
In addition, 30 entrants (including the winners) will be invited to a 2-day scriptwriting workshop at the Pan-Atlantic University, school of Media and Communication, where they will be coached by seasoned scriptwriters, actors and directors and script writing.
Congratulations to all our winners!
At the weekend, the HomeVida Jury met to deliberate on the 88 scripts received from entrants this year. This year, in the short period given to submit entries, we received a total of 58 scripts for the Transparency, Accountability and Good Governance (TAGG) category sponsored by USAID and 30 scripts for the Digital Economy category supported by Google.
The process was intense and fun at the same time and extremely engaging.
The jury was joined by Chief of Party for USAID SACE, Mr. Charles Abani and top Nollywood actor and veteran (if I must say) Ramsey Nouah, also dropped by.
Watch out for the post announcing the winners of the Homevida 2016 Short Script Competition on Thursday and thanks to everyone who participated this year, you are all amazing.
See more pictures from the jury sitting below: