The Nigerian Film Corporation, NFC, has on Friday stated its partnership with the Government of Morocco for content sales, students and Film practitioners annual exchange programme.
The corporations Managing Director, Dr Chidia Maduekwe, said this in a statement, in Jos.
He said the partnership under the existing bilateral relationship between the two countries, was part of efforts toward developing the creative industry in Nigeria.
The statement signed by Mr Brian Etuk, Head, Public Affairs of the Corporation stated that discussions were on going to facilitate access of Morocco’s film institutes’ online library for students and lecturers of the National Film Institute, NFI, Jos.
Maduekwe said the collaboration would facilitate scholarship for NFI Students to study in Morocco; motion picture co-production between the two countries on joint film production including documentaries and capacity building for film makers amongst others.
“ The Collaboration would include capacity building for film and television professionals; broadcast stations, festival skills development and access to research findings to be adopted by Nigeria.
“When we sign a Memorandum of Understanding, MoU, our creative industry would experience a remarkable leap in its growth.
“This is through in flow of knowledge and investment opportunities which would have a multiplier effects on our economy through their agency,’’ he said.
He listed the agencies to include, Institut Supervieur Des Matiers de L’audiovisual Et Du Cinema (ISMAC) and Cinemotographique Morocain(CCM).
He said further that the CCM would assist the NFC in the digitisation of archival materials, a 20 per cent tax rebate incentive for all movies shot in Quarzazate, a city in Morocco and assist in setting up the National Film Institute Community Television Station.
Maduekwe said the collaboration would benefit export of Nigerian films, content sale for independent Nigerian Film producers and other audio visual products.