Five executive members of the organising committee for the Accra International Film Festival (AIFF) will leave Accra on Monday, September 9 for Canada to attend the ongoing 38th annual Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF).
They are Kwame Addo (Executive Director); David Dontoh (Director of Communications); Nuhu Issah (Operations Director); Derick Alorvor (Director of Logistics and Sponsorship) and Darlington Acolatse (Publicist).
The TIFF 2013 took off last Thursday, September 5, and will end on Sunday, September 15. A total of 366 films from 70 countries are scheduled to be screened, including 146 world premieres.
David Dontoh told the Daily Graphic that their invitation by the organisers of the Toronto festival was facilitated by the former Canadian High Commissioner to Ghana, Trudy Kernighan who showed a keen interest in the Accra International Film Festival held last June.
He said arrangements had been made for them to share ideas with the Toronto festival organisers on how to get some Canadian productions into the next Accra festival.
Kwame Addo also stated that there was the possibility of the AIFF delegation meeting with top Canadian actor, Keanu Reeves to explore the chance of him coming to Accra next year as a guest of their festival.
Keanu Reeves has received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and is known for his roles in films such as Point Break, The Matrix trilogy, Constantine, Youngblood, The Tracey Ullman Show and American Playhouse.
The next Accra International Film Festival has been scheduled for May 2014 at the Kempinski Hotel.
Credit: Daily Graphic