GO FESTIVAL purpose is to help in the further cultivation and nurturing of the Christian film sector with the aim of catapulting it into an industry where there is a liberating capacity to create and deepen the understanding and appreciation of Africa’s purpose of being a Christians filmmaker
To build a supportive platform for Christians involved in the production and distribution of media; encouraging and networking to communicate Christ to the world.
The idea of GOFESTIVAL was borne out of the desire to discover, nurture and establish Nigerian Christian Filmmakers for the future, showcase the abundant resources that abound in the Christian Film Industry while also acknowledging the immense contribution from the pioneeer Gospel Filmmakers. Details below..
The festival will provide an enabling environment for interaction between drama ministers, Film Producers, Directors, Screenwriters, Television Producers, Copyrighters, Film schools, Media houses and International Leading Christian Filmmakers.
Aim and Objectives of this event is to;
-Celebrate the video and film industry which has emerged as a major form of dramatic expression.
-Create International exposure and bring African Christian Moviemakers under one roof to share versatility of message and ingenuity.
-Re-engineer structures, system and psyche that will develop the Christian Film Industry
-Create an avenue for the nurturing and promotion of African Christian Filmmakers to meet with the challenges of the 21st Century filmmakers.
-Project the rich culture of Nigeria and indeed the African Continent through the screening of movies during the event.
-Create a need to manage a relationship between genuine Christian movie practitioners and their public because of the increasing but uncordinated interest generate on the international scene.
-Bridge the gap between the ministry and industry side of the movie industry by recognizing other stakeholders who have critical role to play.
-Encourage and stimulate interest in new areas like documentaries, short films, animation and television production.
-To create a framework for structure, in the Nigerian Christian film Industry by looking at case studies, ideals, principles, pitfalls and potentials.
-To create a platform where Nigerian Christian Filmmakers can use creative content development and international co-productions to win more souls for Christ, and produce messages that matters.
-To recognize the best of Nigeria’s exceptional Christian in media through the presentation of prestigious personality Messengers Award.
The GOSPEL FILM FESTIVAL emerged from research that discovered the ability for Christian to do great films that should present their perspective at local and international events. The Gospel film festival is consequently a conference for professionals who are committed to the vision of spreading the good news of our Lord Jesus Christ, and improving a pattern to create a gap between the film maker’s contribution and lack of recognition.