Toronoto Film Festival (TIFF) is a charitable cultural organization with a mission to transform the way people see the world, through film.
This year the Lagos state Government has said that eight films produced in the state will be selected to feature at the City-to-City segment of the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF), taking place in Canada, in September.
Mr. Steve Ayorinde, State Commissioner for Information and Strategy, his counterpart in Tourism, Arts, and culture, Mr. Folarin Coker, who briefed journalists alongside the Artistic Director of TIFF, Mr. Cameron Bailey, on Monday, said the development would help project the tourism potential of Lagos at the festival.
Mr Ayorinde, said the move was in line with the state Governor, Mr. Akinwumi Ambode’s campaign promises to make the state a hub for tourism.
He said the eight films to be selected do not necessarily have to be about Lagos, but films produced in Lagos.
According to him, “what is important is that the films that will be selected will be films by filmmakers that are Lagos-based. It won’t matter what subject matter you are dealing with. It is about the creativity the talent you are exhibiting as a Lagos-based filmmaker that Toronto is interested in.”