2023 AFRIFF Globe Awards: Access Holdings to sponsor ‘Best Short Film’ category

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Mr. Herbert Wigwe, Group Chief Executive Officer, Access Holdings PLC.

A Prominent financial holding company, Access Holdings PLC, has deepened its collaboration with the African International Film Festival (AFRIFF) to endorse the 2023 Globe Awards’ ‘Best Short Film’ category.

This is contained in a statement made available to newsmen in Abuja on Saturday by the Head, Public Relations and Media of the organisation, Latasha Ngwube.

Ngwube quoted Mr. Herbert Wigwe, the Group Chief Executive Officer of Access Holdings PLC, to have expressed the company’s dedication to supporting emerging filmmakers.

“As we deepen our footprint across the continent, we will continue to invest in the future, share knowledge across the continent, and provide opportunities for young talents to thrive and measure up to their counterparts around the world.

“The Access ecosystem will continue to work tirelessly towards shaping a world where creatives have the platforms they need to shine, where Africans believe in the power of their dreams, and where creativity becomes one of our continent’s leading exports,” Wigwe said.

He said through the sponsorship, Access Holdings PLC reaffirmed its commitment to fostering creativity and development within the African film industry.

He said the event, billed to hold on November 11, would offer awards that would serve as the curtain closer for the week-long celebration of the best of African cinema.

According to him, the ‘Best Short Film’ category at AFRIFF has a storied history of serving as a launchpad to success stories in the industry.

“Past recipients, including Wanuri Kahiu, Gordon Napier, and Keni Ogunlola, have gone on to achieve significant milestones, with Ogunlola’s “The Royal Hibiscus Hotel” going on to earn global acclaim,” he said.