Zoe Films UK's I Want Out and Child of the Occult win big at the Toronto International Nollywood Film Festival
I Want Out won the award of Best Drama - International and Child of the Occult won the award of Best Film - Nollywood Film Diaspora. Isaac Odeniran was in Toronto Canada on the weekend of 29 and 30 October 2022 to pick up the awards.
I Want Out had been screened at the Kingdomwood International Film Festival in Atlanta which held between 30 September 2022 and 2 October 2022 and won the Festival award for Best Drama. Isaac Odeniran attended the Atlanta Festival and picked up the award.
Attending the Toronto International Nollywood Film Festival were Film makers and guests from around the globe including Film makers from Europe (Spain, United Kingdom), United States of America, China, other parts of Asia, and Africa (Nigeria) and Canada.
Ayodeji Richard Makun (30 Days in Atlanta, A Trip to Jamaica, 10 Days in Sun City) the Legendary Nollywood Actor, Film Producer and Director was also present to receive a Lifetime Achievement award.
Patrick Brown the Mayor of the City of Brampton in Canada was present at the Awards Ceremony and presented awards to recipients.
Nigerian French Canadian Actress and Singer Michelle Oluwatomi Akanbi (aka Tome) was also present and performed and received a Lifetime Achievement Award for her contribution to Performing Arts in Canada.
Patricia Bebia Mawa and her husband Moses A Mawa, Founders of AfroGlobal Television and Silvertrust Media the largest Black owned media organisation in Canada were present to receive Lifetime Achievement awards for their contribution to Black Media in Canada.
I Want Out and Child of the Occult have been screened in several Festivals around the world with I Want Out screening in at least fourteen festivals and Child of the Occult screening in at least eight festivals. I Want Out has won awards for Best Drama, Best International Drama, Best Actress and Best Film whilst Child of the Occult has won awards for Best Film, Best Actor, Best International film and Best Nollywood Diaspora Film.
Both Films are available to stream and download on various platforms such as Amazon Prime, Bohemia Euphoria, Vimeo and many other video on demand platforms in Europe and North America.
I Want Out, is a new Black faith-based movie that was screened on 5th December 2021 at Renaissance Studios, 10-11 Tunstall Road, London SW9 8DA as part of the British Urban Film festival.
I Want Out tells the story of a woman and mother of two who is married to a rich, powerful and oppressive property developer.
She is not content with just being the wife, and is dissatisfied with the access she has to her husband's wealth. She wants control of her husband's money.
She is unsuccessful in her plan to kill her husband and so plots other duplicitous ways to access her husband's wealth.
I Want Out tells the story of marital frustration, regret, greed and desperation.
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