9. Green Me Global Festival for Sustainability in Lagos
02.–03. April 2016
The Green Me Global Festival for Sustainability is an annual ecological/environmental film festival, which was initiated in 2008 and has over the years transformed from a lounge to a full blown film festival. It has also grown from a national festival to an international festival. Finalising the festival each year is the award night, during which the best movies from different categories receive awards in prize money.
The festival honors the green filmmakers and awards the Green award, A 5.000 Euro award money channeled to the green film genre. Three different films from various categories are awarded. In 2013, during the 6th edition of the festival, a Nollywood special was featured.
The festival honored for the first time, the Nollywood filmmakers and awarded the Green Me Film Award; A 5.000 Euro award that focuses on the green film genre. A considerable number of movie entries were received and the movie ‚Hoodrush’ by Dimeji Ajibola won the prize.
„We are overjoyed to have received the financial support by the German ministry of foreign affairs, to take this important step of expanding to a new continent. Green Me´s spirit has been well received wholeheartedly by our Nigerian film partners and their official counterparts, thank you, „ says Mr. Nicolai Niemann the president and founder of the festival.