Two cities have been selected to host the next two editions of the Nollywood Travel Film Festival.

The cities selected are New York in the United States and Toronto, Canada.

Mykel Parish, the founder of NTFF, made this known during an interview with newsmen in Abuja on Wednesday.

According to him, the NTFF which is the biggest and foremost travel festival will host screenings of Nollywood films in cities around the world adding that they are gearing up for the 2018 edition.

He said; “we are gearing up for the 2018 edition in these two lovely cities.

“There will be lots of interesting conversations on ways to improve the standard of Nollywood and expose its products to bigger audiences.

“NTFF is an initiative that seeks to promote films by Nigerians living all over the world to new and existing global audiences with the aim of creating new marketplaces for Nigerian cinema.

“So much fun and excitement is coming to New York and Toronto and we are excited to share the Nollywood journey with the world,” Parish added.

The festival will be hosted in Toronto for the second time from Oct. 9 to Oct. 13, at the University of Toronto, while the New York edition will take place from Oct. 17 to Oct. 20.

He described the festival as a form of `film tourism’ designed to change the African narrative through film and fostering relationships with developed countries.

It will be recalled that in 2017, the festival held at Toronto during the annual Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) from Sept. 12 to 16.

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