05 Jul 2021
Call for entries

20 Aug 2021
Early deadline

15 Sep 2021
Standard deadline

05 Oct 2021
Late deadline

05 Oct 2021
Festival closed

10 Oct 2021
Notification date

25 Nov 2021
27 Nov 2021


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Festival description
Short film festival 40'<
Feature film festival 180'<

Festival requirements
 Film festival
 Music Video
 Any Genre
 Any Theme
 Has submission fees
 International Festival
 Physical Location
 Production date: Any
 Production countries: Any
 Shooting countries: Any
 Director nationalities: Any
 Debut Films 
 School projects 
 Short Films  40'<
 Feature Films  180'<
 Any language
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Festival start: 25 November 2021      Festival end: 27 November 2021

The submissions period for the 1st Edition of the Inside Nollywood Film festival and Awards is now open between 5th. and 5th. October, 2021.

Nominations will be announced on 10th of October 2021, while the event will now hold in November 2021.

Inside Nollywood, organizers of INSIDE NOLLYWOOD FILM FESTIVAL AND WARDS in Africais now accepting submissions for the maiden Film Festival and Awards. The Festival and Awards is widely known throughout the globe for its reputation in rewarding the brilliance of players in the African movie industry.

The Inside Nollywood invites filmmakers to submit their feature, short, documentary works for consideration in nearly 30 film categories of the awards.


Inside Nollywood Film festival and awards is a platform created to celebrate and encourage creative individuals in film entertainment industry. It also creates platform where filmmakers all over the world, especially Africans meets and share ideas.

Africanfuturism: This projects what the young Africans can do for African's society. The primary work of the entertainment industry is to protect from a theoretic form of civilization and science. The festival will project the Africanjujuism application of African science, viz; the act, divination, astrology, medical application, defense application of African science which is a combination of herbalism, geology, and summoning. The festival is designed primarily to focus on projecting those sciences and become the next hub of evolving society. In all we will also appreciate a positive projection of the traditional African social system and its abounding advantages. Inside Nollywood Film festival is designed to project the positive component of the African society (Original Africans)

Inside Nollywood also aims to re-establish Africa’s significance as the original birth home of civilization and indeed the last frontier for unique film stories and content.

The theme of this year's Film Festival is "Reawakening our cultural values through motion picture" it's a theme that draws on the principle of creating original African contents. Being African is a bond that goes beyond geography, birth or lineage; as people of African origin are spread across the globe and Africa is also a proud home to many non-Africans.

Film is a powerful platform that is better able to attract and engage people in constructive activity and providing enjoyment, enlivening spaces and enriching lives. It also makes a practical contribution in terms of sustainability, providing employment, encouraging learning and inspiring people to adopt creative and active lifestyles. The Inside Nollywood Film Festival deliberately commits to the ideals of empowerment and creative engagement. Through its investment in the development of local creative talents, it keeps faith with the next generation, potential abound throughout the continent.

Best Short Film:
Best Foreign Short Film
Best Documentary:
Best Foreign Documentary
Best Feature
Best Foreign Feature:
Best Animation:
Best Foreign Animation
Best Film:
Best Foreign Film Category
Best Language Movie
Comedy Skit Of The Year
Language Comedy skit of the year
Movie Editor Of The Year
Set Designer Of The Year:
Production Manager Of The Year
Costume Designer of the year:
Continuity of The Year
Production Assistant Of The Year
Make-Up Artist Of The Year:
Sound Designer Of The Year
Visual Effects Artist Of The Year:
Cinematographer Of The year:
Screenplay Of The Year
Best Actor:
Best Actor (female)
Most Promising Actor:
Most Promising Actor (Female)
Best Child Actor
Best Film Student
Director Of The Year:
Producer Of The Year:

All entries must be watermarked faintly in a way that does not impair viewing during the screening process. Online submissions are preferred

No commercials or advertorial in any entry.

All entries in languages other than English must be fully subtitled.

All shipping costs of the submitted materials must be borne by the sender. Please note that submitted materials will not be returned to the sender.

INFFAA is hereby granted the right to utilize an excerpt from any film submitted and accepted for exhibition at the Festival for promotional purposes.

INFFAA will send an official acceptance email acknowledging receipt of each successful entry.

All entrants certify that they have been given full rights to use any and all music in their films.

If we are notified about any copyright infringement, you will be automatically disqualified.

All entries MUST go through a screening process and are reviewed by at least two members of INFFAA selection team.

Owners of selected entries MUST agree to participate in the promotion of the festival through social media content sharing.



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