Zuma FILM FESTIVAL
Zuma Film Festival 2023 is being facilitated by the Nigerian Film Corporation (NFC) in collaboration with the Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA). It takes place in Nigeria’s capital, Abuja, which is the host city. The festival, among others, is designed to be a melting-pot for domestic, continental and global film professionals and film enthusiasts to network, interact as well as explore co-production opportunities.
Equally, Zuma Film Festival, through the Film and Television Market; provide windows for production companies, marketers, distributors, exhibitions, content creators to showcase their products, for funding, exhibition, distribution and marketing. In addition, the festival will recognise cinematic excellence, promote and ensure sustained productivity and availability of qualitative audio-visual services, entrench professionalism and profitability of cultural products and exchanges, including export potentials of Nigerian films into the global film and creative economy.
Cultural Convergence”, the festival will focus on harnessing potentials and opportunities inherent in the convergence of diverse cultures of the world through the audio-visual medium. Programme bouquet of the festival include daily film screening, film master classes, symposia, film and television market, content creation and exhibition fora, film project pitching sessions, co-production engagements, annual film lecture, states and foreign nations (Embassy/High Commission) special days; special lifetime tributes, Zuma Awards; and the second leg of the Nigeria – South Africa Film Festival. The first leg, known as the South Africa-Nigeria Film Festival will take place during the 44th edition of Durban Film Festival/Film Mart Institute – July 20th – 30th, 2023.
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 and Best Indigenous Film