The UK Nollywood Film Festival otherwise known as UKNFF is underpinned by the vision of the UK Nollywood Producers Guild to empower and showcase the work of independent filmmakers especially those from the African descent. UKNFF is dedicated to Africans and Supporters of African Filmmakers especially UK Nollywood. Even though all filmmakers qualify to submit their films, we will give particular attention to the selection and screening of Nollywood films and films made by African youths or first and second time African Film Producers/Directors. We are also interested in films and documentaries featuring African heritage and lifestyle even if produced or directed by non-Africans. These may include micro budget films of under £50,000 though the films or documentaries must meet an acceptable quality standard.

This October 2018 our 1st year, we will accept up to 20 films to be screened over two days at different prime London locations. These locations will include the Odeon IMAX Cinema in Charlton Royal Borough of Greenwich.

The 2019 UK Film Festival will be held at Odeon IMAX Cinema in Charlton Royal Borough of Greenwich.

Awards & Prizes
The UK Nollywood Film Festival will present awards in the following categories:
Best African Feature Film
Best African Documentary
Best African Short Film
Best indigenous Features Film (Native Language)

Rules & Terms
All film should be submitted digitally, not via DVD’s in the post. If you are unable/unwilling to use digital submission, please contact us and an alternative arrangement can be made.
2. All photos/publicity materials provided with the submission need to be identified properly for the festival promotions.
We cannot return DVD entries under normal circumstances.
If selected to be showcased during the event, all screening copies must be received by 1st August 2019
4. NTSC and PAL submissions will be accepted, as will Region 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6.
5. Non-English language produced films must have English subtitles or be dubbed in English.
Films that have been broadcast on Television, Internet, Cable or have had an international theatrical release prior to UKNFF are NOT eligible for any competition but may be discretionally screened, out of competition. All entrants certify that they have been given full rights to to submit the film or documentary including the use of any and all music in their films or documentary.
7. Film Producers are responsible for all relevant insurance and shipment costs of films to UKNFF.
The title of the work and name of entrant must be on all mailing containers, labels, can reels and film leaders.
8. Selected film entries will be notified by 30th August 2019. Award winners will be announced during the Closing Night Ceremony. The winners will receive their Awards Certificate on the night.
9. Filmmakers or participants attending the festival will be fully responsible for the cost of travel, lodging, and all other expenses.
10. Filmmakers whose films have been nominated will receive a minimum of two free festival passes to see all the festival films
Admittance for filmmakers to the “Opening Night and/or Closing Night Event may be charged up to 50% of the actual ticket price”
11. Film prints and other film materials will be handled with utmost care and attention. However, UKNFF staff or supporting theatre organisations staff cannot be held responsibility for any damage or loss of the print and other film materials, en route or otherwise, during the course of the festival’s possession of the print.
12. All stated information, eligibility and submission guidelines, terms and conditions of entry, and entry information is subject to change by the UK Nollywood Producers Guild, without notice.

The UK Nollywood Film Festival otherwise known as UKNFF is underpinned by the vision of the UK Nollywood Producers Guild to empower and showcase the work of independent filmmakers especially those from the African descent. UKNFF is dedicated to Africans and Supporters of African Filmmakers especially UK Nollywood. Even though all filmmakers qualify to submit their films, we will give particular attention to the selection and screening of Nollywood films and films made by African youths or first and second time African Film Producers/Directors. We are also interested in films and documentaries featuring African heritage and lifestyle even if produced or directed by non-Africans. These may include micro budget films of under £50,000 though the films or documentaries must meet an acceptable quality standard.

This October 2018 our 1st year, we will accept up to 20 films to be screened over two days at different prime London locations. These locations will include the Odeon IMAX Cinema in Charlton Royal Borough of Greenwich.

Awards & Prizes

The UK Nollywood Film Festival will present awards in the following categories:

Best African Feature Film
Best African Documentary
Best African Short Film
Best African Music Video
Rules & Terms

All film should be submitted digitally, not via DVD’s in the post. If you are unable/unwilling to use digital submission, please contact us and an alternative arrangement can be made.
2. All photos/publicity materials provided with the submission need to be identified properly for the festival promotions.
We cannot return DVD entries under normal circumstances.
If selected to be showcased during the event, all screening copies must be received by 29th September 2019
4. NTSC and PAL submissions will be accepted, as will Region 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6.
5. Non-English language produced films must have English subtitles or be dubbed in English.
Films that have been broadcast on Television, Internet, Cable or have had an international theatrical release prior to UKNFF are NOT eligible for any competition but may be discretionally screened, out of competition. All entrants certify that they have been given full rights to to submit the film or documentary including the use of any and all music in their films or documentary.
7. Film Producers are responsible for all relevant insurance and shipment costs of films to UKNFF.
The title of the work and name of entrant must be on all mailing containers, labels, can reels and film leaders.
8. Selected film entries will be notified by 30th August 2019. Award winners will be announced during the Closing Night Ceremony. The winners will receive their Awards Certificate on the night.
9. Filmmakers or participants attending the festival will be fully responsible for the cost of travel, lodging, and all other expenses.
10. Filmmakers whose films have been nominated will receive a minimum of two free festival passes to see all the festival films
Admittance for filmmakers to the “Opening Night and/or Closing Night Event may be charged up to 50% of the actual ticket price”
11. Film prints and other film materials will be handled with utmost care and attention. However, UKNFF staff or supporting theatre organisations staff cannot be held responsibility for any damage or loss of the print and other film materials, en route or otherwise, during the course of the festival’s possession of the print.
12. All stated information, eligibility and submission guidelines, terms and conditions of entry, and entry information is subject to change by the UK Nollywood Producers Guild, without notice.

The UK Nollywood Film Festival otherwise known as UKNFF is underpinned by the vision of the UK Nollywood Producers Guild to empower and showcase the work of independent filmmakers especially those from the African descent. UKNFF is dedicated to Africans and Supporters of African Filmmakers especially UK Nollywood. Even though all filmmakers qualify to submit their films, we will give particular attention to the selection and screening of Nollywood films and films made by African youths or first and second time African Film Producers/Directors. We are also interested in films and documentaries featuring African heritage and lifestyle even if produced or directed by non-Africans. These may include micro budget films of under £50,000 though the films or documentaries must meet an acceptable quality standard.

This 4th October 2019 our 1st year, we will accept up to 20 films to be screened over two days at different prime London locations. These locations will include the Odeon IMAX Cinema in Charlton Royal Borough of Greenwich.

Awards & Prizes

The UK Nollywood Film Festival will present awards in the following categories:

Best African Feature Film
Best African Documentary
Best African Short Film
Best African Music Video
Rules & Terms

All film should be submitted digitally, not via DVD’s in the post. If you are unable/unwilling to use digital submission, please contact us and an alternative arrangement can be made.
2. All photos/publicity materials provided with the submission need to be identified properly for the festival promotions.
We cannot return DVD entries under normal circumstances.
If selected to be showcased during the event, all screening copies must be received by 1st September 2019

4. NTSC and PAL submissions will be accepted, as will Region 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6.
5. Non-English language produced films must have English subtitles or be dubbed in English.
Films that have been broadcast on Television, Internet, Cable or have had an international theatrical release prior to UKNFF are NOT eligible for any competition but may be discretionally screened, out of competition. All entrants certify that they have been given full rights to to submit the film or documentary including the use of any and all music in their films or documentary.
7. Film Producers are responsible for all relevant insurance and shipment costs of films to UKNFF.
The title of the work and name of entrant must be on all mailing containers, labels, can reels and film leaders.

8. Selected film entries will be notified by 30th August 2019. Award winners will be announced during the Closing Night Ceremony. The winners will receive their Awards Certificate on the night.

9. Filmmakers or participants attending the festival will be fully responsible for the cost of travel, lodging, and all other expenses.
10. Filmmakers whose films have been nominated will receive a minimum of two free festival passes to see all the festival films
Admittance for filmmakers to the “Opening Night and/or Closing Night Event may be charged up to 50% of the actual ticket price”

11. Film prints and other film materials will be handled with utmost care and attention. However, UKNFF staff or supporting theatre organisations staff cannot be held responsibility for any damage or loss of the print and other film materials, en route or otherwise, during the course of the festival’s possession of the print.
12. All stated information, eligibility and submission guidelines, terms and conditions of entry, and entry information is subject to change by the UK Nollywood Producers Guild, without notice.