The Eko International Film Festival will return for its seventh edition in 2016 from October 24th to 29th. The Film Festival is open to filmmakers from around the world and also contributes to the Nigeria being positioned as a creative hub through its focus on high quality, Nigeria cinema.
Eko International Film Festival is accepting entries to the 7th EKOIFF edition. Applications for submitting films are being accepted on the official EKOIFF website
(Submission starts March 1st and Deadline: July 15, 2016).
For a summary of the regulations for the 2016 edition, please visit the EKOIFF website; http://www.ekoiff.org/submission-2/ or contact us by e-mail at email@example.com
The Festival accepts films in five categories which includes:
• Feature Film,
• Short Film,
• Short Documentaries
More information on the programme will be released in the lead up to the event. www.ekoiff.org
The 6th annual Eko International Film Festival is officially a wrap.
Below find the full list of winners.
Ekoiff 2015 Winners
Feature Film Category Award
1. Best feature film : God forgive us by Michael Bachochin USA
2. Best Nigerian Film: Heavens Hell by Katung Direkta Aduwak Nigeria
3. Best Actor Jeffery Kissoon from the film Ham & The Piper Uk
4. Best Actress Bimbo Akintola from the film Heavens Hell Nigeria
5. Best Supporting Actor Chumani Pan from the film Silverain Ghana
6. Best Supporting Actress Nse Ikpe Etim from the film Heavens Hell Nigeria
Documentary Award Category
Best Documentary Under the Palaver Tree by Clair Savary France
Indigenous Film Award
1.Best Indigenous Film . Bogiri Olanu by Taiwo Samuel Nigeria
2.Best Actor Indigenous Tayo Afolayan from the film Alaaru Nigeria
3.Best Actress Indigenous Fatia Balogun from the film Bogiri Olanu Nigeria
Short Film Category Award
1. Best Short Film Awaiting Lazarus by Duke Orok UK/Nigeria
2. Best Nigeria Short Film Zyra by Douglas Enogieru Nigeria
3. Best Actor Short Film Michael Peters from the film Awaiting Lazarus UK/Nigeria
4. Best Actress Short Film Abigail Ocheibi from the short film Deranged Nigeria
Student Animation Film Award
Best Student Film Animation: Tatiana by Farouk Sadiq Nigeria
1. Outstanding Young Actor Award Somadina Adinma from the film
Miss Teacher Nigeria
2. Outstanding Young Actress Award Treasure Obasi from the film
Heavens Hell Nigeria
Outstanding Young Actress Award Treasure Obasi from the film Heavens Hell Nigeria
This year marks the 6th Annual Eko International Film Festival. The festival runs from November 16-21,2015.
The film “STOLEN LIVES” kicks off the Festival on Monday, November 16 at the prestigious Silverbird Cinemas Victoria Island Lagos.
The film Stolen Lives
Synopsis: A night of promiscuous escapade opens up a new chapter in the life of young Amarachi Ogudu; and an entire best-selling novel into the lives of 3 friends. It’s a web of lies, betrayals, hate, and LOVE.
Every new year brings us another Eko International Film Festival which the 6th edition will kick off November 16-21,2015 at the prestigious Silverbird Cinemas Victoria Island. Lagos, Nigeria. Below is the Official Selection of films for the 2015 festival.
THE HERO by Laun KRYEZIU : KOSOVO
GOD FORGIVE US by Michael BACHOCHIN : USA
CONFERENCING by Emmanuel PLASSERAUD : FRANCE
TRAGEDY by Azita MOGOUEE : IRAN
HAM & THE PIPER by Mark Norfock : UK
POPOLO by Edo NATASHA : USA
SILVER RAIN by Juliet Asanze : GHANA
STOLEN LIVES by Emmanuel Williams: NIGERIA
REQUITE by Ego Aghedo : NIGERIA
MISS TEACHER by Chika Ike : NIGERIA
HEAVENS HELL by Katung Direkta Aduwak : NIGERIA
STIGMA by Dagogo Diminas : NIGERIA
AFUERA by -U Laurentia GEBSKE : FRANCE
UNDER THE PALAVER TREE by Clair SAVARY : FRANCE
ALARAU by Tayo Afolayan :NIGERIA
BOGIRI OLANU by Taiwo Samuel: NIGERIA
IJE EGO by Osy Living Stone: NIGERIA
ZYRA by Douglas ENOGIERU : Nigeria
AWAITING LAZARUS by Orok DUKE : Uk/Nigeria
DUST LAND by Jacob C ANDERSON: USA
SPOONS by Olivia WATSON: UK
LA BOUCLE (THE LOOP) by Didier CHENEAU : France
THE AWAKENING by Steven MATTHEWS : Nigeria
GOLDEN RATIO by Kingsley OBORO: Nigeria/Ghana
SOBRIETY by Donatus DENIS N : Nigeria
BROKEN DESTINY by Kocabelle GUIMINI : Nigerian Resident
DERANGED by Lawrence CHUKWU : Nigerian
Student Animation Films
TATIANA by Faruk SADIQ, Sadiq SADIQ : Nigeria
PICO by Kelvin ATTEMIE- HART : Nigeria
The Eko International Film Festival is one of the premier venues for the exhibition and promotion of feature and short films in the Lagos, and one of the leading independent film festivals in Africa dedicated to celebrating and sharing with national and international audiences the absolute best in the world of films and screenplays, film scores, and some other genres.
The festival features special presentations, retrospectives, workshops, pitch panels, networking events, celebrities, a gala awards reception and ceremony, and many of the world’s top independent film screenings.
After the deadline for film submission for the 6th edition of the annual Eko International Film Festival. We received 3114 Film from 118 countries of the world. The festival Team will announce the selected films before the end of September
The Film “Promise Land” From USA,
Submission by Location
Entries by Category
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19 year Old LaVena Johnson joined the Army sequel to the 911 terrorist attacks.
She was sent to Iraq by the Army.
On July 19th a soldier with a black book knocked on her parents’ door. He regretfully informed them of their daughter’s death.
Her 20th birthday became her wake.
She had been Battered, Raped and Murdered with convincing evidence.
The Army however, says it was SUICIDE.
VERDICT is a re-enactment of the Army’s Conclusion on the case which they insist is “CLOSED”!
Stanlee Ohikhuare The Director
S T I G M A UN Secretary-General Ban Ki Moon said: “Stigma remains the single most important barrier to public action. It is a main reason why too many people are afraid to see a doctor to determine whether they have the disease, or to seek treatment if so. It helps make AIDS the silent killer, because people fear the social disgrace of speaking about it, or taking easily available precautions. Stigma is a chief reason why the AIDS epidemic continues to devastate societies around the world. We can fight stigma. Synopsis A fiction drama about ignorance and the consequences of carelessness. But also about the power to overcome desperate situations in life, to burst one’s bonds and finally to be what you want to be. The life that surrounds Vanessa in the small village she lives is manageable. Her mother, Ibiso, works as the local midwife, she is the only child of an already finished relationship and her mother’s job permits her to go to school.
There are few obligations for her until her mother decides to accept the rampant promises of Smart Bob Manuel and marry him. Quickly this new stepfather shows his real face including his penchants for other women, stealing the mother’s money and spend it for his extensive journeys to the local bar. Finally his way ends in the house and in the arms of Ibiso’s best friend. Vanessa’s childhood come to an abrupt end when her mother becomes ill, first without knowing the reason, and Vanessa needs to work in her mother’s profession to aliment the family with now two more little children. She must learn about the enormity of ignorant thinking when a doctor and very good friend of hers diagnoses AIDS to her mother which results in the community including family members and her stepfather ostracize her mother and her. In this very moment they need help and support, but get only indifference and refusal.
Stigmatized, Ibiso dies in desperation and loneliness. Vanessa’s heritage is a continuous stigmatization and financial problem because the instilled fear makes most of her patients stay away. Although she’s working with more medical precautions than her mother, Vanessa becomes infected with the virus also. The young woman is going to cave in, remembering the sad way in which her mother was taken, and to be left alone from her dearly beloved longtime boyfriend.
When Vanessa decides to end her tragic life by herself, it takes a turn for the better, for the only reason that there’s someone who is not following that antiquated ways of thinking. With the help of that person Vanessa is no more a prisoner of circumstance and social rape. She turns her illness into the possibility to begin a new life and buries the stigma of being HIV positive by starting a career as a motivational speaker and famous advocate of people with AIDS. Her successful fight not only initiates her personal reformation but also companions of Vanessa’s past develop and now want to come back to her life.
But forgiveness is not easy to grant and sometimes it could be too late….
Eko international film festival welcomes new ideas and would love to work with any organization that shares interest in the arts and entertainment industry during the 6th edition of the event coming up November 16-21, 2015.
We have a wide range of unique sponsorship opportunities for businesses and partners who want to be involved in our annual event and other occasions throughout the year, allowing companies to identify with major players in the film industry and driving their brands among an affluent consumer audience.
For more information on a customized Eko International Film Festival sponsorship package designed to accommodate your brand’s marketing agenda, please contact President at +234 803 303 6171. firstname.lastname@example.org
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Film & Food Sponsorship Packages 2015
Eko International Film Festival will appreciate prospective Festival Sponsors whose contribution and commitment to aspiring filmmakers and screenwriters through their financial support will enhance our annual event. This will ensure Eko International Film Festival continues to administer its various educational, cultural and motion picture initiatives every year.