Benin City Film Festival

Benin City Film Festival
27a, Eguadase Street Edo State. Nigeria
Benin City, Nigeria

Tel: 07062368543

2019, Finished
Wed 6th Nov to Sat 9th Nov

Festival Overview

The aim of Benin City Film Festival is to present quality films to visiting professionals, amateurs and local, national and international film enthusiasts and to create a film market in Benin City.

The primary objective of the Festival is to attract audiences from all over Nigeria, from around the world to come to Benin City to watch quality films that emphasize social issues.

The secondary objective is to ensure that the international film directors attend the festival and participate in discussions about their work and about the art of filmmaking, and that they are given the opportunity to see what the region has to offer, in the hope that they will return to make films there.

The third objective is to provide a sustainable long-term tourism event in Edo State.

The fourth objective is to encourage local people and international visitors who attend the festival to engage in the creative film-making process by participating in seminars, events and workshops running in parallel to the festival screenings.

The fifth objective is to provide high quality entertainment (music, international cuisine, family events) at an affordable cost


Best Film
- Film of the Festival
- Best Director
- Best Screenplay
- Best Cinematography
- Best Performance
- Best Feature
- Best Documentary Feature
- Discovery Award
- Best Short of the Festival
- Best Asia Films
- Best Asia American Film
- Best European Film
- Best Documentary Short
- Best Animation Short
- Best Music Video


Advertising Animation Black Comedy Children Comedy Documentary Drama Educational Foreign Language Historical Independent Legal Medical National Short Student Teen Travel TV Western Women

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Known festival contacts Contacts
Godfrey Omorodion
Festival Director
Ella Adamu


Open to the public


Filmmakers: Directors, Producers, Script writers



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