SPAR, which is undoubtably one of the biggest retail brands in the country is dabbling in the arts with its latest collaborative effort.
The retail outlet has joined forces with Realtime International Film Festival for the 3rd edition which will be held across multiple venues from 23rd to 29th June 2019.
The opening ceremony will be held at Film House Leisure Mall, Surulere, Lagos.
The Realtime International Film Festival is a celebration of cinema and according to their website, accepts entries from filmmakers across the world without discrimination. We also offer waivers for submission fees to filmmakers from countries like Iran, Pakistan and others who can’t pay for submissions due to limitations caused by sanctions imposed on their countries.
We celebrate the FILMS (especially Artistic Films) and their MAKERS. We also celebrate and expose current TECHNOLOGIES that affect the art of film making.
That’s our focus hence, we do not seek to be the most glamorous Festival, but rather, the most all-inclusive, most Innovative, and most Eco-friendly and “Technology attentive” Festival in Africa that attracts the world!
SPAR, on their part, has also sponsored the “Best Film by a Child” award as they demonstrate their desire to encourage youth getting into film production and performing art as a whole.
A brand representative of SPAR who was excited by the new project reiterated the company’s commitment to continue to support the arts in Nigeria.
“In the age we live in, there is a massive desire to express through art, performance, and creativity. We see it all over the world, and believe that Nigeria has some of the best talent in the world in all creative fields. We see this in cinema, in music, sport – it’s something we’ve always been passionate about as a nation, and is something we must continue to nurture in a way that leads to youth development and creative progress.” said the representative.