I am exceptionally glad to welcome all delegates to the 2nd edition of the annual GOSPEL FILM FESTIVAL. The 1st edition was quite impressive and an eye opener to the Christian Film sector of the Nigerian Film industry. Not only because that was the first time such a thing will be happening in the history of gospel film making in Nigeria, but also because it was well packaged and organized. It also provided a strong bridge for the gospel genre of Nollywood to interact effectively with the secular side of the industry.
Professionally speaking, film festivals worldwide have become the best for moviemakers to interact and get the latest information in the industry and showcase new ideas and creativity. The gospel film sector of the Nigeria film industry which has come a long way cannot be left behind in this development.
This more than any other reason informs the tacit support and endorsement given to GOFESTIVAL and it organizers by ANCEDRAM.
I commend the role of the regulatory bodies; The National Film and Video Censors Board and the Nigerian Film Corporation in accepting to be part of this festival. Let me also seize this occasion to appreciate senior colleagues in this industry who have deemed it fit to honour GOFESTIVAL in the last edition and even now. The likes of Tunde Kelani, Femi Odugbemi, Foluke Adesina and Hyginus Ekwenzi must be singled out for their support, participation and endorsement of GOFESTIVAL. We thank them for accepting to be part of the little beginnings.
To CALIBRATORS MEDIA the organizers, Our Father in heaven whose interest we serve appreciates what you are doing. He will honour you and take you to higher grounds in JESUS name. Just stay focuses, heaven; not the sky is your limit.
To all delegates, I challenge you to be expectant and participate fully in this epoch-making festival. As you and I know, there is no such festival happening anywhere around this part of the universe. Thus, you have come for a unique experience….. WELCOME!!!