Wednesday 19 June 2019

Abuja International Film Festival now accepting 2019 entries

The organisers of the Abuja International Film Festival are now accepting entries for the 16th Edition holding in 2019.
If you have Feature films, short films, documentary or Animation, entries are open from the 22nd of June to the 22nd of August 2019.
Submit your films through: 

Monday 17 June 2019

New Short Film Alert: Emeka Chukwuleta's 'Sticks and Love'

Emeka Chukwuleta released his short film titled 'Sticks and Love' to celebrate Father's Day 2019. Written and Directed by Emeka Chukwuleta, Produced by Ozioko Lilian Ginika and Priye Diri, It stars Stan Nze, Ezekiel Ibanga, Rita Edward, Uyoyou Adia and Zainab Paul.
Watch the movie below:

Friday 14 June 2019

New Trailer Alert: Ifeoma Chukwuogo's Series 'Under'

Fizzy K Pictures has released the trailer for the highly anticipated series 'UNDER', Created, Produced and Directed by Ifeoma Chukwuogo for Fizzy K Pictures, Written by Ifeoma Chukwuogo and Ademola Soares, Edited by Ifeoma Chukwuogo and Emeka Chukwuleta, Director of Photography Idowu Adedapo, Edited by  it stars Tope Tedela, Efa Iwara, Kunle Coker, Gabrielle Omozele, Rita Edwards, Yemi Sodimu, Chioma Nwosu, Christian Paul, Ijeoma Grace Agu and Ebenezer Eno.
'UNDER' is about Gift a naive young women down on her luck. She works as a domestic help but hopes for more. An accidental murder she commits in self-defence leads her cross paths with Nonso, a mid-level member of a kidnapping syndicate. Friendship and attraction grows as they continue to lead their separate lives making desperate decisions along the way in a bid to survive.
Under explores themes of survival, good vs evil, friendship, love and the justifications individuals hold on to in their decisions to shun morality and embrace survival.


Wednesday 12 June 2019

Submission now. open. for BON Awards 2019

The organisers of the Best of Nollywood Awards (BON) are now receiving entries for the 2019 edition of the award, Submission closes on the 10th of July 2019.
You can submit online via
Or Submit 5 copies of DVDs to any of these locations near you;
BON: 4/6 Tomoloju Estate Ogba, Lagos State.
Laughter Incon: 1 Dele Ogunbowale Crescent, Ikate, Behind Wakanow, Lekki,  Lagos State.
Bobby's Historita Place: 1 Bobby Benson Lane, by Lagos State Ferry Terminal, Ebute Ikorodu,  Lagos State.
Surulere: 95 Bode Thomas Road,  Surulere, Lagos State.
Yaba: 85 St Finbarrs Road, Akoka, Yaba, Lagos State.
Asaba:  Delta State Multidoor Court House, High Courth Complex, Beside Cenotaph, High Courth Road off Okpanam Road, Asaba, Delta State.
Abuja: Viewpoint Luxury, 10 Angas way, Fepa Quarters Karu Site.
Kaduna: Afrinet Bluebreeze Cinema, Maigero
Ibadan: Manchy Automobile Services, New Akala Express Way, Beside Forte Oil Filling Station, Oyo State.
For enquiries: Call ; 09060006185 or 08027764847

Zanzibar International Film Festival 22nd Edition holds from 6th - 11th of July 2019

The Zanzibar International Film Festival (ZIFF) is East Africa's Largest film and arts festival, exhibiting the latest and best films and promoting film talents from across the African Continent, the Dhow Countries and beyond.
For its 22nd Edition the festival is delighted to announce the new heads, influential South Africa film duo Faith Isiakpere the new CEO, and Firdoze Bulbulia, the Festival Director. They are leading the festival in a new direction under this year's theme 'New Dawn' and will add new and exciting elements tot he programme. They are keen for ZIFF to. be a space for learning and exchange,  under the motto 'each one, teach one' ensuring that it continues th act as a flagship for filmmakers in East Africa. In line with this they have worked throughout the year to train 64 local filmmakers who will showcase their short films at the opening of the festival.
This year the festival received over 3400 entries from over 135 countries. These entries are being watched and selected by a curatorial team made up. of. 26 film professionals from. across the world. The rigorous process ensured that a wide range of fiction features films, animations, documentaries and short films are included in the programme.
Key stands for 2019 will include, Sail by Dhow - celebrating Zanzibar's importance among the. Dhow countries; Hidden Doors - will draw inspiration from the beautiful and iconic Zanzibar doors and will include. a series of pop-up arts. and film events located behind doors in Stone town; Africa Animated - will bring a variety of animation styles from across the Dhow and the African continent to the big screen: A focus on Pan-Africanism, will celebrate Pan-Afrcanism ideas. within the creative industries, this will be reflected in the South African phrase. of Ubuntu - I am because you are - and the interconnectedness of the pasts and futures of the African continent and the diaspora.
Films in Competition include;
Feature Films
Subira  - Directed by Sippy Chadha - Kenya (this will be the opening Film)
10 Days before the Wedding - Directed by Ama Gamal - Yamen
Fatwa - Directed by Mahmoud Ben Mahmoud - Tunusia
Indigo - Directed by Selma Bargach - Morocco
Sema - Directed by Timoth Conrad Kachumia - Tanzania
Dema - Directed. by Ussi Haji - Tanzania
Mabata Bata - Directed b y Sol de Carvalho - Mozambique
I won't Bear no More - Directed by Abraham Gezahegne - Ethiopia
Expelling Directed by Geng Changqing - China
The Lift Boy - Directed by Jonathan. Augustin - India
The Skier -  Directed b y. Fereydoun. Najafi -  Iran
Oga Bolaji - Directed by Kayode Kasum. - Nigeria
Fan of Amoory - Directed by Amer Salmeen Al Murry - UAE

Short Films
Nada - Directed by Adel Ahmed Yehia - Egypt
Mirabel - Directed by Judith Audu - Nigeria
Facing North - Directed by Tukei Muhumza - Uganda
Drowning in Sands - Directed by Lucy Provan - Sudan
Twinkle Power to Change - Directed by Aftab Abbasi - Pakistan
Hello Rain - Directed by C.J. Obasi - Nigeria
Sega - Directed by Idil Ibrahim - Senegal
Didi & Boodi - A Cloudy Day and A Little Cheat - Directed by Mona Abdollah Shahi - Iran
Please Frog, just one sip - Directed by Diek Grobler - South Africa
Greed - Directed by Chiguer Marwan - Morocco
Choices - Directed byStephen Shima Iosun - Nigeria
Empty View - Directed by Ali Are Ghanatnowi - Iran
Caged - Directed by Stanslaus Manthi - Kenya
The Fox - Directed by Sadegh Javadi Nikjeh- Iran
My Country - Directed by Diek Grobler - South Africa
When - Directed by Tafadzwa Tarumbwa - Zimbabwe

A City and The Lost Art of Happiness - Directed by Nada Ibrahim - Egypt
Someone to Blame- The Ahmed Timol Inquest - Directed by Never Samuel - South Africa
Burkinabe Bounty; Agroecology in Burkina Faso - Directed byLara Lee - Burkina Faso/ South Africa
Not in my Neighbourhood - Directed by Kurt Orderson - South Africa
Forgiveness; The Secret of Peace - Directed by Katsey Long - Rwanda
Mouth Canon - Directed by Angelo Lopes - Cape Verde
Fahari Yetu  - Zanzibar Saves its Sea - Directed by Richard Magumba - Zanzibar
Black February, Twenty Years Later - Directed by Selven Naidu - Mauritius

The festival is also going to host a number of workshops including one focused on Bongo Movies (the local Tanzanian film industry), looking at how stories have changed, and how and why audiences respond to these films. The workshop features prominent Tanzanian filmmakers including, Mail Shivji, with reference to T-Junction, Vincensia Shule, with reference to Chungu Issa Mbura, with Crush Martin Mhando, with reference to Bhiriri, and will be chaired by Rod Stoneman and Mette Hjort.
With the support of the South African National Film and Video Foundation (NFVF), The KwaZulu-Natal Film Commission (KZNFC), The South African Department of Arts and Culture (DAC) and the South African High Commission in Tanzania. ZIFF will also have a number of high-profile South Africa musician, filmmakers and artists in the mix. Music legends Sipho Hotstix and Yvonne Chaka Chaka will be in attendance. Hotstix one of South Africa's best loved soul musicians, will share his extensive knowledge and experience during workshops. Known as the 'Princess. of Africa' Chaka. Chaka has been at. the forefront. of South African popular music for 27 years, she will perform in the famous Mambo Club, and host a high tea in the Old Fort where she will launch her latest book. Songs like 'I'm Burning Up', 'Thank You Mr DJ', 'I'Il Cry for Freedom' amongst others ensured Chaka Chaka's stardom. The song 'Umqombothi was featured in the opening scene of the 2004 movie 'Hotel Rwanda', In addition to this the NFVF will also present a selection of films from South Africa including 'Deep End' Directed by Eubulus Timothy - South Africa , 'Whispering Truth to Power' Directed by Shameela Seedat - South Africa and 'Five Fingers for Merselles' Directed by Michael Matthews - South Africa.
As always there will be the annual Children's Panorama, this year held in collaboration with the Nelson Mandela Children's Festival bringing children's content from across the world to young audiences in Zanzibar. In addition to this, by weaving together a tapestry of female centred narrative the women's Panorama will showcase the best of female directors from across the globe, ensuring that there is space.
The Festival this year will take place between 6th -11th July 2019 in venue across Stone Town          
Media contact; For further information, screeners, press tickets, hi-res images and interviews please contact :
Click on this like to see the full ZIFF 2019 Programme : ZIFF 2019 PROGRAMME

Thursday 6 June 2019

Realtime International Film Festival set to hold from the 23rd to 30th of June 2019

The organisers of the Realtime International Film Festival has released the list of the selected films that will be screening in the Festival this year in Lagos, Nigeria from the 23rd to the 30th of June 2019.
Click on the link below to see the Selected Films

Click on the link to see the schedule

Click on the link below to register for the Master Class

See you at the festival!!!

Tuesday 4 June 2019

New Trailer Alert: Kevin Nwankwor's 'Muna'

The producers of one of the most anticipated film for the year, released the trailer today and everyone has been talking about it. Directed by Kevin Nwankwor, It stars Adesua Etomi, Adam Huss, Sharon Ifedi, Robert Miano, Onyeka Onwenu and many great actors.
'Muna' is the story of a spirited girl raised by her grandmother; the last surviving member of their family Muna's driving desire to provide a better life for herself and grandmother in the land of milk and honey, leads to shady characters that will change the trajectory. Landing her smack dab into the hands of traffickers. That experience turns her once golden heart into one driven by stone cold revenge on those who stole her innocence. In her grand plan, love was never on the agenda. when secrets and betrayal complicate her strategy, she has a tough decision to make. Will she remain a prisoner of her past or allow love to set her free?
Watch the trailer below


Monday 3 June 2019

New Trailer Alert: Imoh Umoren's The. Coffin Salesman

Imoh Umoren recently released the trailer for the feature film titled 'The Coffin Salesman'. It stars Kelechi Udegbe, Mariam Kayode, Gregory. Ojefua, Harry Dorgu and Lolo Eremie.
The Coffin Salesman is a dark comedy about a coffin salesman who has to keep his family together while also taking care of his special need child. It is a story of love, family and dying people.
Watch the trailer below.