Genevieve Nnaji Appointed As Ambassador For Toronto International Film Festival 2020


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Nollywood actress, Genevieve Nnaji has been appointed as an ambassador for the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) 2020.

The list of other ambassadors consists of Riz Ahmed, Tantoo Cardinal, Priyanka Chopra, Alfonso Cuarón, Claire Denis, Ava DuVernay, Atom Egoyan, Sarah Gadon, Isabelle Huppert, Rian Johnson, Anurag Kashyap, Nicole Kidman, Nadine Labaki, Viggo Mortensen, David Oyelowo, Rosamund Pike, Jason Reitman, Martin Scorsese, Denis Villeneuve, Taika Waititi, Lulu Wang and Zhang Ziyi.

In a statement made by TIFF, the ambassadors will be engaged with the audiences via interactive digital experiences. These will include events like dialogue sessions and TIFF Rising Stars program. David Oyelowo will be a guest speaker as part of the TIFF Rising Stars program.

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Geoff Macnaughton, Senior Director of Industry & Theatrical, TIFF said: “In a time of disruption, professionals from around the world still look for occasions to come together, share innovative ideas, buy and sell content, and find creative ways to collectively forge ahead towards a safer, healthier, and inclusive future. This year, delegates can expect to find community, connection, inspiration, and talent — the foundation that will serve as the way forward.”

This comes a month after The Academy of Motion Picture, Arts and Sciences, released its list of new members and Genevieve Nnaji was among the 819 members invited by The Academy.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, TIFF 2020 will be opting for digital screenings and virtual red carpets this year.

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