Congratulations are in order for Nollywood actress Genevieve Nnaji who has been named an ambassador for the 2020 edition of Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) among other selected movie stars worldwide.
The celebrated filmmaker will join globally recognized filmmakers including Priyanka Chopra, Tatiana Maslany, Shamier Anderson among others for the festival which is scheduled to kick start virtually from September, 10 to September 19, 2020. The move to hold the first of its kind festival comes in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic.
TIFF ambassadors will be tasked with engaging audiences via interactive digital experiences as revealed by Deadline. Filmmaker, producer and screenwriter Cianfrance will also lead a Dialogues session and actor-producer David Oyelowo will be a guest speaker as part of the TIFF Rising Stars program.
Geoff Macnaughton, Senior Director of
Industry & Theatrical, TIFF said: “In a time of disruption, professionals from around the world still look for occasions to come together, share innovative ideas, buy and sell content, and find creative ways to collectively forge ahead towards a safer, healthier, and inclusive future. This year, delegates can expect to find community, connection, inspiration, and talent — the foundation that will serve as the way forward.”
Being called up to be a TIFF ambassador marks another impressive achievement for Genevieve who has carved a niche for herself in the movie industry both home and abroad.
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