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November 12, 2009 

ESI promotes Youth Empowerment through IONIFF Port Harcourt 09

Barely one month to the commencement of the first international film festival in the country, the Rivers State first lady, her Excellency Dame Judith Amaechi advocates youth empowerment and skill acquisition amongst youth with the introduction of a youth project in IONIFF Port Harcourt 09 scheduled to hold between 9th and 12th December 2009 at the Garden city.

The youth project organized by Empowerment Support Initiative, a non governmental organization founded by her Excellency with a mission of reclaiming the spirit of entrepreneurial excellence and awakens self-developmental drive amongst youth of the state is focusing on short movies produced, directed and acted by teenagers.

The initiative is based on ESI’s belief that the future of Rivers State and Nigeria lies with children.

As a result, the ESI youth project for IONIFF Port Harcourt 09 is providing a series of platforms for teenagers to submit entries for nomination for awards in the youth category.

Aside entry of works amongst the youth, ESI is also organizing a competition to select and sponsor the most deserving and talented candidates to attend the four technical workshops at IONIFF Port Harcourt 09.

The workshops will be facilitated by international speakers and experts in the field of filmmaking with specific emphasis on scripting, sound, cinematography, lighting, budget, financing and networking. T

he ESI is randomly selecting schools across the various local government areas of the state; providing technical support and guidance to group of students that expressed interest in experiencing movie making.

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