THE LOCAL AND INTERNATIONAL RELEASE OF THIS MOVIE HS SLATED FOR JANUARY 7,2013.
Champions of Our Time tells the extraordinary story of two exceptionally brilliant young girls from opposing ends of the social spectrum.
They both nurse ambitions of becoming the next winner of the prestigious St. Flairs Foundation Quiz Competition.
However, their quest unravels a web of intrigue, high-stakes politicking, corruption in high places, and a culture of neglect and discrimination against the physically challenged amongst us.
Suspense-wrapped scenes in the movie showed how far the players went to achieve their dreams in the face of seemingly insurmountable odds.
The movie is a production of Macnuel Productions Limited in Nigeria and starring top Nollywood stars Segun Arinze, Joke Silva-Jacob, Ngozi Ezeonu, Ejike Asiegbu, Ayo Adesanya, Charles Inojie, (Introducing) Treasure Obasi and Feyisola Ewulomi, Paul Adams, Ejike Metu and others.
Champions of Our Time was sponsored by the Lagos State government and is the only Nollywood family movie that has won more local and international awards since 2010 to date. And it beat the highly award winning The Figurine of Kunle Afolayan to the much coveted ECOWAS Special Prize Prize For Integration For The Best West African Film [The first for a Nigerian film] and the Prix spécial du jury pour une œuvre de fiction TV/Vidéo (Special Jury Prize for TV/Video fiction) with a value of one million CFA francs at the highly competitive Panafrican Film and Television Festival of Ouagadougou ( FESPACO) in 2011.
Champions of Our Time with screenplay by the award winning screenwriter Chidi Nwokeabia and directed by award winning filmmaker Mak Kusare and Charles Inojie.
The much awaited movie has won the following awards...
1. The Best Actress Award and Best Supporting Actress Award at Terracotta Film and Television Awards, 2010.
2. Champions of Our Time won the Best Film award at the 2010 Zafaa International Film Festival.
3. Best Film and the Best Actress Award at 2010 Abuja International Film Festival.
4. Golden Mboni Award at 2010 Lola Kenya Screen Festival.
5. Kenya, two awards at the 2010 Terracotta Awards.
6. Official Selection of the African Movies Academy Awards (AMAA 2010).
7. Official Selection of the 2010 Zanzibar International Film Festival.
8. Finalist at the 2011 16th International Family Film Festival in Hollywood, USA.
9. Official Selection of Deep Fried International Film Festival, U.K.
10. Official Selection of Lucasfilm International Film Festival in Germany.
11. The Child Friendly Film Prize, Home Video Integrity Awards (HOMEVIDA) 2011.
Keep a date with January 7,2013 to watch why this movie has been so internationally celebrated.