The annual Eko International Film Festival (EKOIFF) is an international film festival in the coastal mega-city of Lagos of an estimated population of 21 million (2017) in southwestern Nigeria
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It was founded and established by Hope Obioma Opara in 2009 and Hope Obioma Opara is the also the CEO of Supple Communications Limited under which the festival is Holden. He is also the publisher of Supple magazine a film festivals and culture magazine in Africa showing previews and reviews of movies and interviews on www.supplemagazine.org.

The mission of Eko International Film Festival is to promote the appreciation of Arts and Culture through the motion picture arts and sciences and increase tourism in Nigeria.

Eko International Film festival is owned (Trade Mark and Copy Right) and organized by Supple Communications Limited.

The inaugural edition was held in the megacity of Lagos in summer, July 7-12, 2010, at the Genesis Deluxe Cinemas of The Palms in Lekki, Lagos, with filmmakers from Nigeria, Kenya, UK, Germany, France, Spain and America.

The subsequent editions were held at the Silverbird Cinemas of the Silverbird Galleria on Victoria Island, Lagos. till date

Our film festival is on her 9th edition slated to take place in March 11-16,2019

ELIGIBILITY

Films must fit into one of the seven categories:Feature Film, Short Film, Fiction, Documentaries,Short Documentaries,Indigenous Film)Sub titled in English),Animation

All music and other copyrighted materials used in the films must be original or filmmakers must have obtained permission in writing from the owner, such permissions to be submitted with the film.

All films must be submitted in English or subtitled in English.

GENERAL RULES:

Films must be submitted on DVD for festival screening.

Films must be available for screening during the Eko International Film Festival.

Narrative and Documentary films with distribution (obtained prior to being selected for EKOIFF screening) or films produced, financed or initiated by a major film studio or television network are ineligible for competition, but may be considered for special screening. Selection for screening will be determined no later than one month prior to the festival. Films that have screened at major cinemas and on cable network or distributed to theaters prior to the festival dates are also ineligible for competition.

Films that have played in Nigeria in a theatrical setting to a public audience are not eligible to be screened at the EKOIFF 2019.

Additional Narrative Feature Film Entry Requirements:

Feature-length Films must be 50 minutes or longer (recommended length 90 minutes).
Open to anyone (and all nationalities) who wishes to enter.

Additional Narrative Short Film Entry Requirements:

Films must be short narratives of less than 50 minutes or less (recommended length 10 minutes).
Open to anyone who wishes to enter.

Additional Narrative Student Short Film Entry Requirements:

Films must be short narratives of less than 50 minutes or less (recommended length 10 minutes).
Open only to students (must include proof of enrollment from accredited university or college).

Additional Documentary Feature Films Requirements

Films must be Documentaries, 50 minutes or longer
Open to anyone who wishes to enter.
Additional Documentary Short Film Requirements
Films must be Short Documentaries, less than 50 minutes
Open to anyone who wishes to enter.

SUBMISSION IS $7
In a similar respect the EKOIFF does not solicit films to be in competition.
Only films submitted will be considered for competition.
Returns and Acknowledgments:
VHS tapes, DVDs, and press materials will not be returned under any circumstances. They will be destroyed after the final screenings at the film festival.
Include a self-addressed, stamped postcard for each submission if you wish acknowledgment of the receipt of your entry.

Safety and piracy issue

The festival is concerned that filmmakers' rights should be protected against piracy. EKOIFF is establishing procedures that will guarantee these are up to profession's best practice. .

*** We recommend only FEDEX to send your DVDs

Overall Rating
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  • Andres Roccatagliata

    Great venue and great staff. Recommend to all who are into films outside the mainstream. Happy to be the winner of this year with Babylondon in the documentary category.

    May 2018
  • Benedykt Zasadzki

    I just got the news that our film ABRAKADABRA won in the category of the Best Actress! I wish we could be there, with our amazing Iulia Benze, who is the actual winner. Next time, Nigeria. Next time! Thank you so very much!

    March 2018
    Ekoiff new 2
    Response from festival:

    We appreciate your participating in our film festival

  • BLESSING EFFIOM EGBE

    it was indeed a valuable experience at the Eko international film festival 2018 and i am happy our Movie The Women won two awards for best supporting actress and best supporting actor.

    March 2018
    Ekoiff new 2
    Response from festival:

    Congrats, we appreciate your participation in our festival

  • Judith Audu

    I totally enjoyed the Festival, my movie screened and we won the Best Nigerian Film, it was a really happy moment for us and we are thankful to the organisers.

    November 2016
    Ekoiff new 2
    Response from festival:

    Thank you Judith Audu for having your wonderful film Not Just Married in our film festival and congratulations for winning. You are always welcome to our subsequent editions.

  • Very grateful and proud that my Music Video of my song CHILDREN OF THE WORLD was in the Heroic Eko International Film Festival... a truly sincere and devoted Festival to what really matters... here is a special link to view what they shared...
    http://www.sirtony.info/children-of-the-world-update-film.php ... Blessings Always to Eko International Film Festival

    May 2016
    Ekoiff new 2
    Response from festival:

    Thank you for being part of our film festival. We look forward having you back again.