Nollywood star actress, Genevieve Nnaji has been unveiled as one of this year’s Toronto International Film Festival ambassadors.
The celebrated filmmaker will join globally recognized filmmakers including Priyanka Chopra, Tatiana Maslany, Shamier Anderson among others for the festival which is scheduled to kick start virtually from September, 10 to September 19, 2020. The move to hold the first of its kind festival comes in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic.
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According to Deadline, the ambassadors will engage with audiences via an interactive digital experience.
“In a time of disruption, professionals from around the world still look for occasions to come together, share innovative ideas, buy and sell content, and find creative ways to collectively forge ahead towards a safer, healthier, and inclusive future”, said Geoff Macnaughton, Senior Director of Industry & Theatrical, TIFF.
“This year, delegates can expect to find community, connection, inspiration, and talent — the foundation that will serve as the way forward”, he added.
Nnaji’s TIFF recognition comes barely months after she made the list of Academy members. The ‘Lionheart’ producer joined 819 other invitees alongside Nigerian director, Akin Omotoso on the exclusive list.