Eko International Film Festival (15)


01 May 2024
Call for entries

30 Jun 2024
Early deadline

01 Sep 2024
Standard deadline

15 Feb 2025
Late deadline

15 Mar 2025
Extended deadline


02 Apr 2025
Notification date

21 Apr 2025
26 Apr 2025


Supple Co mm unications Limited, 17 Modupe Johnson Crescent Surulee,  -, Surulere, Lagos, Nigeria

Festival description
Short film festival >8' 45'<
Feature film festival 90'<

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  >8' 45'<
 Feature Films  90'<
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Festival start: 21 April 2025      Festival end: 26 April 2025

The annual Eko International Film Festival (EKOIFF) is an international film festival in the coastal megacity of Lagos in southwestern Nigeria.

It was founded and established by Hope Obioma Opara in 2009 and Hope Obioma Opara is the also the CEO of Supple Communications Limited under which the festival is Holden. He is also the publisher of publishers of Supple magazine a film festivals and culture magazine in Africa showing previews and reviews of movies and interviews on www.supplemagazine.org.

The mission of Eko International Film Festival is to promote the appreciation of Arts and Culture through the motion picture arts and sciences and increase tourism in Nigeria.

Eko International Film festival is owned (Trade Mark and Copy Right) and organized by Supple Communications Limited.

The inaugural edition was held in the megacity of Lagos in summer, July 7-12, 2010, at the Genesis Deluxe Cinemas of The Palms in Lekki, Lagos, with filmmakers from Nigeria and around the globe
The subsequent editions were held at the Silverbird Cinemas of the Silverbird Galleria on Victoria Island, Lagos. till date

Our film festival is on her 15th edition slated to take place in April 21-26,2025

Best feature film

Best Nigerian Film

Best Actor

Best Actress

Best Supporting Actor

Best Supporting Actress

Best Feature Documentary Film

Best Short Documentary Film

Best Indigenous Film

Best Short Film

Best Nigeria Short Film

Best Actor Short Film

Best Actress Short Film

Best Film Animation

Rules & Terms


Films must fit into one of the seven categories:Feature Film, Short Film, Fiction, Documentaries,Short Documentaries,Indigenous Film)Sub titled in English),Animation

All music and other copyrighted materials used in the films must be original or filmmakers must have obtained permission in writing from the owner, such permissions to be submitted with the film.

All films must be submitted in English or subtitled in English.


Films must be submitted on DVD or soft copy of the preview film with water mark on the bottom or on the tome "For Festival Purpose only" for festival screening.

Films must be available for screening during the Eko International Film Festival.

Narrative and Documentary films with distribution (obtained prior to being selected for EKOIFF screening) or films produced, financed or initiated by a major film studio or television network are ineligible for competition, but may be considered for special screening. Selection for screening will be determined no later than one month prior to the festival. Films that have screened at major cinemas and on cable network or distributed to theaters prior to the festival dates are also ineligible for competition.

Additional Narrative Feature Film Entry Requirements:

Feature-length Films must be 50 minutes or longer (recommended length 90 minutes).

Open to anyone (and all nationalities) who wishes to enter.

Additional Narrative Short Film Entry Requirements:

Films must be short narratives of less than 50 minutes or less (recommended length 10 minutes).
Open to anyone who wishes to enter.

Additional Narrative Student Short Film Entry Requirements:

Films must be short narratives of less than 50 minutes or less (recommended length 10 minutes).

Open only to students (must include proof of enrollment from accredited university or college).

Additional Documentary Feature Films Requirements

Films must be Documentaries, 50 minutes or longer
Open to anyone who wishes to enter.

Additional Documentary Short Film Requirements
Films must be Short Documentaries, less than 50 minutes.

Open to anyone who wishes to enter.

Only films submitted will be considered for competition.

Returns and Acknowledgments:
VHS tapes, DVDs, and press materials will not be returned under any circumstances. They will be destroyed after the final screenings at the film festival.

Include a self-addressed, stamped postcard for each submission if you wish acknowledgment of the receipt of your entry.

Safety and piracy issue

The festival is concerned that filmmakers' rights should be protected against piracy. EKOIFF is establishing procedures that will guarantee these are up to profession's best practice.



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