The Nigerian Film Corporation (NFC) is the frontline film agency of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. It was established in 1979 under Decree No.61 of 1979. By 1982, through an enabling Act of the First Republic, its first Board of Directors was inaugurated under Mr Bayo Oduuneye as Chairman, and late Adamu Halilu, as protem General Manager, a designation that was later changed to General Manager. Currently, the NFC is a parastatal of the Federal Government of Nigeria under the supervision of the Federal Ministry of Information and Culture. The enabling Act under which the Corporation operates empowers it to lay a solid foundation for the development of a viable and sustainable film industry and cinema culture in Nigeria. By its activities, the Corporation contribute to the socio-economic development of Nigeria. At the moment, the processes of the transformation of the Corporation to a Film Commission, in line with the African Union charter on communication and audiovisual, is in progress.


It is our determination to deliver on our service charter with a view to making the Nigerian film industry to be the leading film industry in Africa and project the continent’s culture and tradition to the rest of the world. It is our vision that through a comprehensive implementation of policies, programmes, projects, institutional linkages and operational expansion, the NFC shall contribute to the development of the film industry in Nigeria and make it globally competitive.

Vision Statement

“To be the leading film industry that projects Africa’s culture and tradition to the world.”

Mission Statement

“To develop a Nigerian Film Industry that is globally competitive”


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