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
  • Angela Onuora

    This was another highlight of 2021.
    This festival is very close to my heart because it is held in the part of Nigeria where I am from. I was so proud and so honoured to be selected for this prestigious festival and I look forward to sharing more of my work with your amazing audience.

    The feedback I got from the audience during the screening (even though I was not present) was just one of the many things that made me love the experience!

    Thank you so much!

    February 2022
  • Afeez Abimbola Olagunju

    A fantastic experience overall. I will be submitting more of my films to this festival. couldn't attend but Looking forward to attending next editions. Thanks guys!

    February 2022
  • Great achievement! All was going very well! Thanks for selecting and giving us an award! We really appreciate the passion and honesty in the communication and realization of the Festival!

    December 2021
  • Spurgeon Obi-Eke

    The festival was totally Awesome. Being it’s first live event. It was just Amazing. Every film that won an award totally deserves it. Was glad to be there🥰

    November 2021
  • John Iwanonkiw

    Fun festival thank you for showing our film AAA

    November 2021