In Nigeria, the Public and Private Development Centre (PPDC) – a non-government organisation – will be granting local filmmakers around US$2400 to support them in the quest for quality local content production.
This initiative was announced by the Executive Director and CEO of the Public and Private Development Center (PPDC), Mrs Nkemdilim Ilo, during the 12th edition of the Homevida Awards.
Mrs Nkemdilim Ilo indicated that Homevida had driven social change through filmmaking by providing funding for young filmmakers to create content that displayed social issues while adding an element of entertainment.
“For a long time now, we have been actively involved in driving social change through film, and we have constantly provided funding for young filmmakers to produce films.
“We need content that showcases social issues while infusing an element of entertainment.
The PPDC Communications Programs Officer, Ms Nnenna Eze, stated that the film ‘Rebirth’ highlighted the effects of corruption in Nigeria.
The two short films highlight how the little things done by the government impact people and society.
“The films are educational material that shows us the significance of good governance as well as youth participation.
“These filmmakers have acquired the experiences they need, and they can use their experiences to make films that will touch on social issues,” he added.