Said Saad Abubakar has emerged the overall winner of the 2018 edition of Nigerian Film Corporation (NFC) Annual Film Essay Competition in Jos, Plateau State.
The winners are Said Saad Abubakar (first), Ike-Okonkwo Adaobi (second) and Ogbaga Sunday Thomas (third) and have won cash prizes of ₦250,000, ₦100,000, and ₦75,000 respectively.
The topic for the 2018 Nigerian Film Corporation Essay Competition was “Projecting Nigeria’s Values as A Great Nation through Film”. Submission of entries opened on May 2 and closed on August 30, 2018.
In the statement by its Head of Public & Intergovernmental Affairs, Brian Etuk, NFC said a total of 43 Nigerians ages 18 – 25 years from eligible Nigerians from across the country, participated in the essay competition and that none of the entries was disqualified.
Brian Etuk said further that NFC’s Managing Director, Dr. Chidia Maduekwe, has expressed satisfaction with the participation level and the outcome of the essay competition, describing the winning essays as the best of all the entries. Maduekwe congratulated the winners and assured that NFC would continue to engage the general public, film stakeholders and enthusiasts in its programmes and projects that are geared towards the overall development of the Nigerian film industry.
Presentation of certificate of participation and cash prizes to the star winners will be at an award night at this year’s ZUMA Film Festival holding from December 1 through 7, 2018 in Abuja.