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Nigerian actor Genevieve Nnaji appointed as Ambassador for Toronto International film festival 2020

Genevieve NNaji has been chosen as an ambassador of the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) 2020.

The Nollywood actress and producer has joined the list of fifty celebrated filmmakers and actors invited because the ambassadors of the TIFF.

This comes a month after The Academy of motion picture, Arts and Sciences, released its list of latest members and Genevieve was among the 819 members invited by The Academy alongside other invitees like Priyanka Chopra, Brie Larson, Natalie Portman, Olivia Wilde, and more.

The esteemed Toronto International film festival which will commence from September 10 to September 19, 2020, is opting for digital screenings and virtual red carpets within the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.

Many of the ambassadors will engage with audiences through interactive digital experiences and events. as an example , filmmaker, producer and screenwriter Cianfrance will lead a dialogue session and actor-producer, David Oyelowo will be a guest speaker as a part of the TIFF Rising Stars program, Deadline reports.

Geoff Macnaughton, Senior Director of Industry & Theatrical, TIFF said: "In a time of disruption, professionals from round the world still search for occasions to return 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 seek out community, connection, inspiration, and talent — the inspiration which will function the way forward.

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