Nigerian elected as VP of International Federation of Film Producers Associations

nollyhoodNigerian filmmaker and President of the Association of Nollywood Core Producers (ANCOP), Mr. Alex Eyengho has been elected as the Vice President of the International Federation of Film Producers Associations (FIAPF). With his election, Mr. Eyengho made history as the first African to occupy the high office in FIAPF. Created in 1933, FIAPF is the only existing global trade organization dedicated to the defense and promotion of the legal, economic and creative interests of film producers throughout the world. FIAPF is to film producing at global level what Federation of International Football Associations (FIFA) is to the game of football.

The election of Eyengho came during the General Assembly of FIAPF held in Cannes, France on May 18, 2013. It would be recalled that through the efforts and platform of ANCOP, Nigeria was in May 2011 officially admitted into the membership of FIAPF during the Cannes International Film Festival in France.

While addressing international journalists shortly after his election, Mr. Eyengho who thanked FIAPF members from over 28 countries of the world for the confidence reposed in him with the election, stated that his victory was not for ANCOP alone but for Nigeria and Africa as a whole.

“My election is not about me or ANCOP. It is about deepening the Nollywood brand. It is about attracting maximum respect to Nigerian film producers at the international level. It is about Nigeria. It is about Africa. This is a confirmation and testimony to the fact that we are on the right track in Nollywood. The election is over. We must get to work immediately. Because of my humble experience in the industry, I know I shall hit the ground running with a view to ensuring that value is added to Nollywood and the African film community as a whole within the ambit of the lofty aims and objectives of FIAPF. This is the dawn of a new beginning for our film industry”, Eyengho stated.

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