The Nigerian Film Corporation (NFC), the Apex film agency under the Federal Ministry of Information is organising the 11th Edition of Zuma Film Festival 2020, Nigeria’s foremost film festival. The theme of the festival is Content Connectivity II: Every View, Every Where! Zuma Film Festival 2020 focuses on content production, distribution, exhibition, intellectual property protection as well as residual value for the online platforms. The festival will hold from 1st to 7th December, 2020.

For the first time ever, Zuma Film Festival 2020 will be hosted both physically and virtually (online). The objective is to conform to extant COVID-19 protocols in social distancing. It will also deepen wider industry players and stakeholders’ participation of the festival through diverse social media platforms available.

Zuma Film Festival 2020 will serve as a melting-pot for Nigerian film practitioners to network with their counterparts from other film cultures, explore co-production opportunities, recognise and reward cinematic excellence. In addition, the festival seeks to promote productivity and availability of qualitative audio-visual services, entrench professionalism and profitability in cultural products as well as to drive the huge export potentials of Nigerian films to gain wider global acceptance and herald Nigeria as a tourism and film destination hub.

ZUMA Awards presented to:

1. Best Picture
2. Best Cinematography
3. Best Feature Film
4. Best Actor
5. Best Actress
6. Best Foreign Film
7. Best Indigenous Film
8. Best Documentary Film
9. Best Script
10. Best Animation
11. Best Student Film

Feature and Documentary films produced between January 2, 2019 and June 30, 2020 are eligible for entry in the Competitive Category.

Only those persons whose names are on the credit title of the film/video shall be eligible for the competitive awards.

The ZUMA Film Festival Technical Committee reserves the right to reject any film/video which is incompatible with the aims of the Festival or which in the opinion of the organizers, offensive.

Once a film/video had been entered. It cannot be withdrawn from competition during the Festival.

No film/video may be screened during the Festival outside Festival official theatres before its official presentation.

Overall Rating
  • Honestly, it was a very rewarding experience. Only issues I had were with keeping to time on the part of the organizers and also only 6 awards were given out from 14 categories and nothing has yet been said about the remaining eight categories!

    December 2019
  • Promise John Jonathan

    It was an awesome experience. Looking forward to next year zuma, I must say the master classes where educative. A big thank you to the organizers.

    December 2019
  • We love this festival, great experience

    December 2019
  • Kenisha Mars

    My film got selected, but don't know what happened next, but thanks otherwise, I believe it will get better next year,

    December 2019
  • Dominique Rochon

    Although I was happy to have my film selected, I have no idea when it was presented. No anger here, just that there is room for improvement. A detailed films schedule could be useful, not only the events that are presented as part of the festival.

    December 2019