21st November, 2011
The Akwa-Cross Indigenous Film Foundation (ACIFF) will celebrate its 7th year anniversary on Sunday at the Calabar Community Hall, Surulere, Lagos.
The foundation, which brought to consciousness the Efik/Ibibio genre of movies has rolled out the drums to celebrate her seven years of training and empowering people in different spheres of entertainment.
The foundation from inception has assumed the responsibility of training people in acting, screen writing, artiste make-up, costuming, directing, continuity, film making, cinematography and editing.
Professionals from Akwa-Ibom and Cross River States who are members of the foundation have churned out numerous indigenous movies in Efik, Ibibio and Annang languages and the followership has been tremendous. They have block-buster movies like; Edima, Uyai, Usen Ikpe, Eka Usen Mi, Eka Eno, Mfina Ibagha, Ndito Eka and Nsuto Awaan among others.
According to Uwem Umoh, the foundationâ€™s Chairman, Board of Trustees, the primary aim of ACIFF is to conserve the rich cultural heritage of Akwa Ibom and Cross River States, enhancement of mutual working benefits, upholding professionalism, ethics, moral etiquette and social development.