Eastern Nigeria International Film Festival (ENIFF) is a platform for films and filmmakers from around the world. At ENIFF, filmmakers are seen, supported, and celebrated. We contribute towards the development of films in Africa by showcasing the best film on the continent and worldwide. We graciously celebrate our filmmakers for their creativity and contribution to the advancement of humanity and offer them a platform to network and grow.

Each year, ENIFF presents a catalog of all genres of films from the African continent and the world. Our goal is not only to celebrate arts; we also create an incubation space to encourage and grow young people in film and art especially in the African region. We do this by establishing systems through which continuing film education is sustained.

It is not all about films and lectures; the ENIFF closing party is an event to anticipate. Nigeria happens to host the best exotic parties in the world. With the best afro music, food, and of course, Nollywood celebrities will be around to party with you. You don't want to miss it! ENIFF accepts films from all over the world. Submit your films and let the world celebrate your creativity!

Eastern Nigeria International Film Festival (ENIFF) delivers awards in categories such as-
Narrative Feature
Narrative Short
Documentary (feature & short)

It also features a special Jury award for outstanding film. The board of directors can choose to include other awards not listed.

Awards are presented during the Closing / Awards Ceremony and all films submitted automatically qualify.

Entry Deadline; August 15, 2022.

You must fully comply with these Entry Rules & Regulations, including all deadlines, film length, entry material, and other requirements.

Entries must be submitted online via filmfreeway.com. We encourage you to include a complete press kit.

EASTERN NIGERIA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL will review films in their entirety. Films will be watched and reviewed by members of the selection committee; a professional group of filmmakers and critics.

*Entries in foreign languages must come with English subtitles.
*We accept films from September 2019 to date.
*You must own or be given all of the rights to anything you submit to the festival.
*Multiple entries are allowed. You can submit more than one film to the same category.
*At our discretion, we may choose to transfer a film to the correct category.
*A screening committee determines which films shall be exhibited, submissions are not guaranteed to be shown. All decisions of the committee are final.
*After a film has been an official selection, the filmmaker will be notified. All entrants will
be notified by email (selected or not).
*Winners will be presented with their awards during the ENIFF Awards Ceremony, which will take place at the festival in November 2022.
*We cannot be held liable for materials that are lost or damaged.
*The festival does not pay rental/screening fees for submitted works.

*We give female filmmakers priority.

Applicants who do not follow the guidelines will not be accepted.

NB: BY submitting your film, you grant permission to the Eastern Nigeria International Film Festival (ENIFF) the right to use clips of your film for promotional purposes.

By submitting your film, you confirm that you have the rights to the project submitted and indemnify ENIFF of any legal action that may arise from the use of such content.

Overall Rating
  • Ikram Ahmed

    Great to be a part of this wonderful Festival. The team were amazing and communicated with me throughout. Unfortunately I couldn’t attend.

    January 2023
  • Valerio Lopes

    ENIFF is simply the most communicative and friendliest festival a filmmaker can dream of. Thank you so much for the transparency and values. I wish ENIFF all the best in future events.

    December 2022
  • Eastern Nigeria International Film Festival is laced with so much excitement, fun and value. I'm excited and grateful for winning best Narrative with my anthology film "Tales of the Browbeaten" at the 2022 edition. I look forward to future editions.

    Thank you ENIFF

    December 2022
  • Eric Rice

    I was honored to have Beauty's Keeper selected to the 2022 Eastern Nigeria international Film Festival. The communication was excellent. As filmmaker from the U.S. the international exposure and marketing by the festival was phenomenal. I wish continued success to ENIFF!

    December 2022
  • Unfortunately I couldn't attend the Festival. Hope next year. Thank you for the Official Selection of my short movie "Have I Told You That I Love You?"

    December 2022