“The script, “One Hundred Feathers”, is not only suitable, it also has the positive attributes of Nigeria as a great nation founded 100 years ago.’’
Jonathan Okeremute, a Nigerian author, has emerged winner of the Nigerian Film Corporation, NFC, competition on children’s animation and film project in script writing.
This is contained in a statement issued on Thursday in Abuja by the NFC’s Head of Public Affairs, Brian Etuk.
The project, which was initiated by NFC, has the mandate of providing the lead in the production of animation films that will take care of the positive entertainment needs of the Nigerian child.
The statement said that Okeremute’s script emerged from a group of seven other entries received, having met the requirements for the project.
The winning script is entitled: “One Hundred Feathers”.
According to the statement, a 10-day script conference has been scheduled to hold on April 12 at the National Film Institute, Jos.
The statement said that selected script writers from the film industry, National Film Institute, NFI, and the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, ABU, would be participating in the script conference and training workshop.
“The film project is conceived as a public private partnership initiative,’’ the statement added.
It said that Okeremute had signed an agreement to partner with NFC.
It said that the winner was rewarded with the sum of N50, 000 being the cash prize for coming top at the competition.
The statement quoted Okeremute, who is a graduate of Geology, as saying “I am proud to be part of the history to providing the Nigerian child the needed film content that will shape his dream for a better Nigeria.
“The script, “One Hundred Feathers”, is not only suitable, it also has the positive attributes of Nigeria as a great nation founded 100 years ago.”