Eastern Nigeria International Film Festival (ENIFF) is a platform for films and filmmakers to be seen, supported and celebrated. ENIFF is a festival where filmmakers, actors, and film lovers can engage in ways previously unseen before at a film festival in Africa. Where filmmakers will be treated with so much respect, rewarded for their creativity and contribution to the advancement of humanity.

There would be masterclasses where professionals in the industry will individually offer insights about the workings of the show business. It is not all about films and lectures, our closing night party is something to look forward to. Nigeria is known for hosting great parties in the world, with the best 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 all over the world. Send your films, 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.
*All entries must have been completed AFTER 2018.
*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 2020.
*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
  • Mery Stein

    In spite of the COVID 19, this festival was a wonderful experience to us and to our film TWO AUTUMNS IN PARIS, that had the opportunity to be showed to Nigerian public. The festival team are very nice and attentive. We wish to you many editions more and success.

    November 2020
    Response from festival:

    Thank you Mery!

  • 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
    Response from festival:

    Thank you Jean!

  • Tayo Akinsipe

    It was truly a nice time. There was good communication. I had a nice time discussing my film. Thanks for the opportunity

    November 2020
    Response from festival:

    Thank you Tayo. Keep creating beautiful films. See you 2021!