Zuma Film Festival (ZUFF) 2023, Nigeria’s foremost film festival will take place December 1st – 10th in Abuja, Nigeria’s capital and official host city. The festival, has continued to witness massive domestic, continental and global participation as well as attendance over the years especially since it got being held annually from year 2017 till date.

Themed “CULTURAL CONVERGENCE”, ZUFF 2023 will among others provide opportunity for the sustenance of the positives of cultural plurality and the promotion of inter or cross country people-to-people relations for the promotion of peace and development, through the audio-visual medium. Like past editions of the film festival, there shall be high level hybrid (physical and virtual) attendance/participation, with all events streamed online, real-time live on social media handles.

Consequently, under applicable terms and conditions, submission of Entry, for ZUMA Film Festival 2023 opens on June 15th, and closes at midnight (WAT) of November 15th, 2023. All entries, addressed to The Festival Director, ZUMA FILM FESTIVAL should be submitted through the film freeway platform; 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; alongside information on Genre, Producer(s), Director(s), Country, Language, Year of Production/Release and a 30 seconds trailer. ALL FILMS MUST HAVE BEEN PRODUCED BETWEEN September 2021 and September 2023: For enquiries, please call: Jeremiah – +2348035046119; Ene – +2348037813376 or email: 

AWARDS categories of ZUMA FILM FESTIVAL 2023 includes   Best Cinematography, Best Script, Best Animation, Best Actress, Best Actor, Best Documentary, Best Foreign Film, Best Student Film, Best Picture, Best Indigenous Film.


Brian Etuk

Director, Public Affairs

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