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
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

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 13th edition slated to take place in March 03 - 08, 2024


Best feature film

Best Nigerian Film
Best Actor

Best Actress

Best Supporting Actor

Best Supporting Actress

Best Feature Documentary Film

Best Short Documentary Film

Best Indigenous Film

Best Short Film

Best Nigeria Short Film

Best Actor Short Film

Best Actress Short Film

Best Film Animation


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.


Films must be "For Festival Purpose only" and for festival screening.
- All entries must be watermarked in a way that does not impair viewing during the screening process and should be in these forms and media-formats - it is preferred that your film is provided in Mp4 format, and must be at least High Definition quality and nothing less. Officially it is video with a resolution of 1280×720 (720p) or 1920×1080 (1080i or 1080p).
All of the formats are widescreen 16:9 and display between 24 and 60 frames per second.
Preview format should be digital submission, either through a submission platform, or via a hosting platform like Vimeo. If digital submission is impossible for you, drop us an email and we'll work something out. (
If you are submitting more than one entry, a separate submission is required for each film.

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

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.

In a similar respect the EKOIFF does not solicit films to be in competition.
Only films submitted will be considered for competition.
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. .

Overall Rating
  • Nevelin Vulchev

    Wonderful film festival with great communication and very well organized. Thank you for the selection of our film "Good Night, Lily" and I hope we have the chance to show our next films at your wonderful festival!
    Good luck!

    January 2024
  • Akin Kongi

    It was a well organised event.

    May 2023
    Ekoiff new 2
    Response from festival:

    Thank you

  • Ken Sagoes

    I am deeply honored that "The Secret Weapon: Yesterday IS Today" was selected to be a part of your remarkable festival. The festival is well-organized and has excellent communication. May the festival continue to provide filmmakers with a platform that fosters creativity and self-expression.

    May 2023
  • Thank you and Honored that you selected Apache Girl as winner Best Short Film. Most important you brought the message of Lozen and Dahteste to Nigeria. Sharing the struggle of two fearless Apache women!! Thank you again!!

    May 2023
  • Good festival but could improve the communication. The social nets are outdated and i did not receive the slection certificated ou laurel.

    May 2023
    Ekoiff new 2
    Response from festival:

    Your title please