Ghana Film Industry Officially Launches Gollywood

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A Ghana at 60 years On film summit was successfully executed on July 12, 2018 at the Accra International Conference Center.

Cinema in Ghana began when early film making was first introduced to the British colony of Gold Coast (now Ghana). In the 1950s, film making in Ghana began to increase.Cinemas were the primary venue for watching films until home video became more popular.

At the summit, film industry leads and practitioners launched the official name of the movie scene in Ghana as “Gollywood”.

The launch was attended by top personalities and heads of the various associations in the Creative Arts industry including President of Ghana Actors Guild, Samuel Fiscian and the South African High Commission to Ghana, H.E Lulu Xingwana among others.

Also at the summit, awards were given to deserving players in the industry under the “Legendary Awards” schemes.

The Late Godwin Kotey and Mac Jordan Amartey were awarded a posthumous honor alongside other actors like Fiifi Coleman, Grace Omaboe, Bill Asamoah, Adjetey Anang, Kenn Fiati, Abeiku Nyame (Jagger Pee) Paa Geoge, Kalsoum Sinare, Agya Koo, and others.

 

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