The leadership of the Ghana Film Industry, will host filmmakers at the 2nd edition of the Ghana 60 years-on Film Summit in Accra.
The summit is expected to congregate film producers, directors, actors, crew and distributors on the July 12, this year, at the Accra International Conference Centre.
The theme for this year’s event which is, “Rebrand Ghana Film Industry to Rebrand Ghana” will put the film industry and the Ghanaian culture in the limelight.
This year’s edition will also award legends of the Ghana Film Industry who have made tremendous contributions to the sustainability of the industry between the years 1990 to 2000 and 2000 to 2010.
Special Guest Speakers for the Summit includes The South African High Commissioner, Minister for Tourism, Arts and Culture, legendary Nollywood actor, Mr. Zack Orji, the Rector of National Film and Television Institute, and leaders of the associations and guilds in the Film Industry in Ghana as well as the Minister for Tourism, Catherine Abelema Afeku.
The Chairman of the National Planning Committee of the Ghana 60 years-on film summit, Richard Yaw Boateng, who is also the National President of Film Directors Guild of Ghana (FDGG), said the summit among other things will contribute to the skills development of participants while exposing them to new trends in the industry.
“With the significant benefits that will be derived at the event, we wish to invite all the stakeholders in the film industry, the general public and the media to the 2nd Edition of the Ghana 60 years-on film summit” he said.
The importance of the Ghana 60 Years-On Film Summit this year, Mr. Boateng explained, is to bring all stakeholders of the Ghana film industry together to advocate for an action plan and framework and policies for the development of the Ghana Film Industry.
The organizing committee for the event includes the Film Producers Association of Ghana (FIPAG), the Film Directors Guild of Ghana (FDGG), the Ghana Actors Guild (GAG), the Film Crew Association of Ghana (FICAG) and the National Film Distributors and Marketers Association.
Last year’s Film Summit, which was the maiden edition promoted the film industry to the Office of the President.
President Nana Addo Dankwah Akufo-Addo, after meeting the Filmmakers in the country on October 17, 2017, declared his interest in using his office to promote the industry.
He requested Mr. Richard Yaw Boateng, to do everything possible to bring the Bollywood producers to Ghana after assuring the delegation of government’s support.
The idea behind bringing industry players in Bollywood is for them to choose Ghana as a location for shooting Bollywood films, documentaries and music videos.