According to a statement issued by the NFC in Jos, Plateau State and signed by Brian Etuk, its Head of Public & Intergovernmental Affairs, the Co-production Market and Pitching Forum is to enable film professionals and emerging talents  meet, interact and pitch their film projects to financiers/funders, production companies, distributors/exhibitors as well as sales agents. Securing of co-production deals and funding opportunities for film projects, is the key objective of the Co-production Market/Pitching Forum, Etuk further said.

Eligibility for the feature film projects submission is open to emerging film directors and producers pursuing film and theatre arts in public and private film schools/academies; aside practicing filmmakers with less than five (5) years professional experience.  Only film projects that promote Peace, exposes the menace of Human Migration and Modern Day Slavery, as well as those on the negative effects of Illicit Drugs shall be accepted and considered for the competition. All film entries are expected to be accompanied with character treatment analysis, budget estimate for the production as well as detailed marketing and distribution plan.  Film projects which do not meet the requirements or are incompatible with the theme of the Co-Production Market/Pitching Forum will not be considered.

As a key component of the 10th edition of ZUMA Film Festival, scheduled to take place December 1st -7th 2019 in Abuja, Nigeria; the Nigerian Film Corporation (NFC) has announced call for film project entries for the Festival Co-production Market and Pitching Forum. Submission of entries which has opened, closes on October 15, 2019.

Producers and/or Directors whose pitch meet the requirements of the Judges and investors will receive funding support for their projects.  In addition, the Nigerian Film Corporation (NFC) will facilitate financial assistance and grants from strategic partners for the realization of their film projects.

Etuk, said that further details on the entries can be obtained from the NFC website – and zuma film festival website – or email:, just as he assured that the NFC will provide participation logistical support to Producers and/or Directors whose films will be selected.