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 It cannot be withdrawn from competition during the Festival.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
  • Awesome and the organizers did a fantastic job

    January 2021
  • Marcos Altuve

    It is a wonderful Festival. Very happy that our shortfilm documentary "The eyes of the land" has been selected. We hope next year to participate again with new jobs and enjoy it again in person.
    ZUMA FILM FESTIVAL is an Excellent Festival.

    January 2021
  • Kester Nsirim

    I didn't attend, due to the Covid situation. But from the point of my short film being select to receiving notification of its winning, the communication was excellent - better than the 2017 edition of which I had a submission for. I sensed a tremendous improvement this year.

    December 2020
  • It was a great experience. Thank you for screening my film. I commend the organisers for a seamless channel of communication.

    December 2020
  • Joseph Duke

    Awesome experience, I look forward to many more, the industry discussion revealed a lot, Well done Zuma organizers

    December 2020