After an epic flight across the world, LAST FLIGHT TO ABUJA landed on the 6th of January, as the opening film of TAZAMA (African Women Film Festival) in Brazzaville, Republic of Congo.
In a ceremony attended by Congo government ministers, business leaders and female filmmakers from across the world, the Nigerian delegation included Obi Emelonye, the writer/Producer and director of LAST FLIGHT TO ABUJA; Celine Loader (Actress in the film and Media Consultant to the Central Bank of Nigeria) and Uru Eke, Actress in the film.
The audience rose to a standing ovation at the end of the white-knuckle ride; as Obi Emelonye, the Writer/Director/Producer took to the stage, flanked by Celine Loader and Uru Eke, to take a vibrant Q&A session. According to the Congolese people, this was not the ‘Karachika’ (an acronym for Nigerian films) that they knew. The Special Advisor to the President of Congo on Culture and Arts, Mrs Claudia Haidara in her closing remarks asked for help from Nollywood “so that the Congo people can also tell their own stories to the world” she said.
It was the 6th time the aviation epic from Nigeria is serving as the curtain raiser film at an international film festival. The final stop for LAST FLIGHT TO ABUJA in the international festival circuit is the 24th Cascade Festival of African Films, Portland Oregon, USA between the 12 and 16th of February 2014.
The achievements of this bod film since its 2012 release have been remarkable.
- Achieved huge commercial success during its cinema release a highest grossing indigenous film in the cinemas in West Africa since 2012
- Long-listed for the UK BAFTA Awards 2013.
- Profiled by the iconic CNN African Voices
- Best Film Nile Diaspora Film Festival, Uganda.
- Best Film BEFFTA Awards UK (2012)
- Best Director BEFFTA Awards (2012)
- 5 AMAA Nominations, including Best Film. (2013)
- Winner AMAA Best Film by an African Abroad.
- 6 AMVCA (2014) Nominations including Best Film and Best Director
- 1 million views on Youtube in three weeks
- Official Youtube most watched Video in Nigeria 2013.
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