As part of this agreement, CNC will provide its expertise to NFC to enable it to acquire the skills required to manage its archives in a professional manner.
The Nigerian Film Corporation (NFC) has signed a cooperation agreement with French government agency Center National du Cinéma (CNC) on film, cinema, and other related matters in Paris, France.
France was represented by CNC President Dominique Boutonnat, while the Nigerian Film Corporation (NFC), the equivalent of CNC, was led by Maduekwe.
A funding window for Nigeria to the tune of $143,330 is to be made available for the production of a feature-length film going by the cooperation agreement.
Maduekwe said that with the new agreement, France and Nigeria should create an enabling environment for their filmmakers to combine their expertise in film production, archiving and distribution. “This no doubt will enable the harnessing of the great potential of filmmakers and other stakeholders as well as practitioners of both countries to further up the ante of cinematic activities, through joint and cooperative windows and platforms,” Maduekwe said.
The agreement was part of the diplomatic activities and discussions between Nigerian President Mohammadu Buhari and President Emmanuel Macron of France during the latter’s visit to Nigeria in 2018.