Welcome to the page that gives you the details of NFC events as they are unfolding.

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The statement quotes Dr. Chidia Maduekwe, NFC's Managing Director & Chairman, Organising Committee of ZUFF that no effort will be spared to ensure that ZUFF 2019 sustains the narratives that Nigeria is indeed the hub of film production activities in Africa. Dr. Maduekwe explained that the vast growth and the great potentials within the film sector of Nigeria makes it imperative to emplace platforms where those who develop and produce contents for film are accessed to opportunities of funding, marketing, distribution and exhibition; with and through domestic and foreign collaborations and partnerships. According to him, ZUFF 2019, the 10th in the series will again provide the platform to sustain the recognition of Nigerian film makers who have or are adding the needed value to the development of the art and business of filmmaking.

Entry for ZUMA Film Festival 2019 opens on July 1st 2019 and closes on October 30th, 2019. All entries, addressed to the Festival Director, ZUMA FILM FESTIVAL can be submitted through the free film way platform www.filmfreeway.com/zumafilmfestival; or to ZUMA FILM FESTIVAL Secretariat, Nigerian Film Corporation Headquarters, Jos Plateau State, as well as NFC Zonal Offices in Lagos, Asaba, Umuahia, Yola, Kano and Abuja. Entry forms can be also be downloaded from the festival and NFC websites; www.zumafilmfest.gov.ng; www.nfc.gov.ng.

ZUMA FILM FESTIVAL 2019 AWARDS categories are: Best Cinematography, Best Script, Best Animation, Best Actress, Best Actor, Best Documentary, Best Foreign Film, Best Student Film, Best Picture, Best Indigenous Film.

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The Nigerian Film Corporation (NFC) has successfully mounted SHOOT! 2019; a professional and capacity building training workshop designed for film makers, television, radio, information and communication professionals.  The training workshop also targets scholars, students of film, television, theatre arts, advertising, public relations and upcoming/intermediate media professionals.


SHOOT! 2019 began on Sunday 16th and ended Saturday 22nd of June, 2019. The objectives of SHOOT! includes upping skills as well as the production techniques of participants, due to emerging technology upgrades, and the fast growing digitized communication spectrum. The National Film Institute, Jos, Plateau State served as the venue for SHOOT! 2019.

The training workshop rubrics were Scripting and Acting, Digital Cinematography, Directing, Production Management, Digital Editing for Film & Television, Digital Still Photography, Animation, Set Design & Construction; Costume and Make-up, as well as Producing Skills for Film, Television & Commercials.  The syllabus of SHOOT! provides excellent post training services for participants, in addition to high quality support and learning solutions. A hybrid of training and learning methods are used as catalysts for change, intended to improve and modernize skills and behavior to support learning objectives.

The learning solutions of SHOOT!, which are anchored by domestic and foreign resource professionals, includes the deployment of modern training facilities specifically tailored to meet the needs of participants.

SHOOT! 2019 was the 9th edition in the series of the professional and capacity building training workshops instituted by the Corporation from year 2005 to provide training opportunities for Nigerians across all spheres of the creative industry. Cumulatively, over 2,700 persons have so far participated in past editions of SHOOT! drawn from the private, public sectors; the military and para-military, the police, media professionals, students, scholars, film associations and guilds as well as private practicing individuals.


The Nigerian Film Corporation (NFC) on Thursday, August 15th, 2019 in Abuja, Nigeria signed a $5million Movie Production Agreement. Other parties to the agreement are Ceasar Production (Argentina), Mohammed Hayatu Ahmad and Ayo Akanji (Nigeria).

The movie which will be shot in Nigeria and Argentina is expected to further deepen the two countries cultural and audiovisual relations.

Speaking at the agreement signing ceremony, Dr. Chidia Maduekwe, NFC Managing Director among others said that the movie production will definitely add up to NFC’s desire for Nigeria to remain the hub of film making in Africa.

The Film Production Agreement was signed at the Embassy of Argentina, Abuja. In attendance was representative of the Embassy, Mr. Hugo Herman Bubenik and that of the representative of the Federal Ministry of information & Culture Mr. Augustus Babajide Ajibola.


L-R Mohammed Ahmad, Dr. Chidia Maduekwe, Ayo Akanji and Hugo Bubenik.


As part of the Nigerian Film Corporation industry support services, we are always available to avail you with industry props in these areas below;

  • Motion Pictures Production
  • Co-Production
  • Post-Production
  • Film Restoration
  • Film Archiving
  • Industry Supports
  • Equipment Rentals
  • Issuance of Film Shoot Permit

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