Eastern Nigeria International Film Festival (ENIFF) is a platform for African and diaspora films and filmmakers to be seen, supported, and celebrated. It is a festival where filmmakers, actors, distributors, film critics, buyers, and film lovers can engage in ways previously unseen before at a film festival in Africa. At ENIFF, filmmakers will get rewarded for their creativity and contribution to the advancement of humanity.

Each year, ENIFF presents a catalog of feature, documentary, short, and animation films from the African continent and diaspora. We also offer masterclasses, we invite professionals in the industry to give insights into the workings of the show business. It is not all about films and lectures; the ENIFF closing night party is an event to anticipate. Nigeria happens to host exceptional 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! We accept films from Africa and all over the world. Submit your film let the world celebrate your creativity!

Eastern Nigeria International Film Festival (ENIFF) delivers awards and prizes in categories such as Feature, Documentary, Short and Animation, as well as awards and prizes in Directing, Acting and Screenplay. It also features special Jury award for outstanding film.

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 January 2018 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 2021.
*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.


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  • Erik Zavala

    Amazing festival excellent attention, lovely people!!! Thanks a lot for your kind support we are so proud to be part of last year edition.

    June 2021
  • Allen Onyige

    It was an awesome experience

    March 2021
  • Attending your festival was an exciting experience. I hope you will hold the next courses in the same order.

    November 2020
  • It was a great time at Eastern Nigerian Film Festival. Kudos to the Team that pulled it through.
    Let's do it again next year

    November 2020
  • This was a great experience! Thanoz kept very great communication with filmmakers. Thank you to the festival founder(s) and the organizers for a successful festival 2020. With love and respect from Haiti.

    November 2020
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    Response from festival:

    Thank you Jean!