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Inside Nollywood International Film Festival & Awards (INIFFAA) Announces the List of Nominations for its Prestigious Awards

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Inside Nollywood International Film Festival & Awards Announces Nominees for 2022 Edition

[Abuja, 9th June 2023 – 11TH June 2023] – Inside Nollywood International Film Festival & Awards (INIFFAA) is thrilled to announce the highly anticipated nominees for its 2022 edition. The festival will be held from June 9th to June 11th at the Inside Nollywood Creative Hub in Garki 1, Abuja. The organizers extend their apologies for the delay, as the festival was postponed due to Nigeria’s last election. However, the wait has only intensified the excitement surrounding this prestigious event.

INIFFAA serves as a significant platform dedicated to celebrating African creative minds in the entertainment industry. It aims to showcase the remarkable talents, stories, and cinematic achievements that have emerged from the African film industry. By providing a space for filmmakers from all over the world, especially those from Africa, to connect and exchange ideas, INIFFAA fosters collaboration and cultural enrichment.

The esteemed panel of judges, consisting of industry experts, filmmakers, and renowned personalities, undertook a meticulous evaluation process to select the nominees from a diverse range of submissions. These nominations represent the very best of African cinema and reflect the vibrancy and growth of the industry.

Here is a preview of the nominees across various categories:

NOMINATION FOR BEST SCREEN PLAY

Baba Yaga | Max Sparber, Coco Malt |USA

RED STORM | Peter Noel | UK

Bad Love Tigers | Kelvin Schewe | USA

Made in Love | David W Hughens| USA

ANIMATION

BE FREE | YICHENG ZHANG | USA

WHEN THE WORLD COMES TO END | GLORIA GAMMER

CLOUD PRINCESS | SHEDON CHRISTOPHER NOBLE

BEST SHORT

DARKNESS | AYOTOLUWAFUNMI MONEHIN | NIGERIA

FLESH AND SPIRIT | YINUSA A. KOREDE | NIGERIA

TEHHERED | ODIANOSEN IYOMON

THE WASHERWOMAN | OBI EJIKEME

IJO: A LOVE STORY | FATIMAH BINTA GIMSAY | NIGERIA

MEN TALLY | YOMI FASLANSHO | NIGERIA

HOME STAY | CHUKWUMUOBI OBASI |

THE WRONG GIRL | FRANK ORJI | SOUTH AFRICA

BEST SHORT (FOREIGN)

TAKE THE CHOCOLATE| DR SHAHID KAMAL | UK

A LOVE STORY | FILIPPO TAMBURINI | ITALY

PENDULUM | JASMINE JURGENSEN | CANADA

MIREYITA | ORANGEL LUGO | VENEZUELLA

DICK CONTROL | SHEQUETA L. SMITH | USA

BEST DOCUMENTARY (FOREIGN)

 FOREST UNDER STRESS | MICHAL JOY HALL BRAVO RAMIREZ, RACHEL LEE HALL |USA

A WAR IN OBLIVION |NICOLAS GUTIERREZ | COLOMBIA|

QUE VAI SER | FILIPPO FRANCESCINI | ITALY

THE SOUND OF IDENTITY | JAMES KICKLIGHTER | USA

FOOD FOREST | LIOUS DE JAEGER| BELGIUM

BEST DOCUMENTARY

IYEZA MEDICINE BIOPIRACY | SIBONGILE L NENE | SOUTH AFRICA

BUTEMBO, HISTORY OF A CULTURE | TRESOR K. SALIBOKO |CONGO

BEST FEATURE

MANIA | SAMUEL SAVIOUR KIZITO | UGANDA

BORGA | ALEXANDER WADOUH | GHANA

IDENTICAL JUSCTICE | TOPE ALAKE, MARC ADEBESIN

BREADED LIFE | BIODUN STEPHEN | NIGERIA

THE ANCIENT KEY | FRANCIS JOSEPH IKUYINMINU | NIGERIA

WHAT HAPPENED AT ST JAMES | MARC ADEBESIN | NIGERIA

BEST FEATURE (FOREIGN)

THE CHALICE OF BLOOD | JARNO ELONEN | FINLAND

TIGER MUM | WEI ZHANG | CHINA

THE CHIEF OF NASH VALLEY & THE SAGA CONTINUES |AUNDRA MICHEAL SEGREST| USA

ACHIEVEMENT IN DIRECTING

FATIMAH BINTA GIMSAY | IJOH (A LOVE STORY)

SHEQUETA L. SMITH | DICK CONTROL

CHUKWUMUOBI OBASI | Home Stay

SHELDON CHRISTOPHER NOBLE | CLOUD PRINCESS

FRANK ORJI | WRONG GIRL

WEI ZHANG|TIGER MUM

BIODUN STEPHEN | BREADED

ACHIEVEMENT IN EDITING

IJOH, A LOVE STORY

HOMESTAY

WRONG GIRL

TIGER  MUM

ACHIEVEMENT IN CINEMATOGRAPHY

IJOH, A LOVE STORY

DICK CONTROL

Homestay

WRONG GIRL

TIGER MUM

ACHIEVEMENT IN SOUND DESIGN

IJOH, A LOVE STORY

DICK CONTROL

HOMESTAY

WRONG GIRL

BEST ACTOR

 MIRACLE OKAFOR PAUL (DARKNESS)

CHARLES ETUEBIBI (IJOH, A LOVE STORY)

BEST ACTRESS

SOFIA BALOSSINO (PENDULUM)

GENOVIVAN (IJOH, A LOVE STORY)

PALESA SETLHARE (WRONG GIRL)

These nominations represent the pinnacle of achievement within the African film industry, highlighting exceptional talents and captivating narratives that have enthralled audiences worldwide.

“We are thrilled to announce the nominees for the 2023 edition of Inside Nollywood International Film Festival & Awards. The films and individuals recognized here represent the extraordinary creativity and depth within African cinema,” expressed Muoma Obinna, the founder for INIFFAA. “Despite the delay caused by Nigeria’s recent election, we are now even more excited to bring together filmmakers, industry professionals, and film enthusiasts to celebrate the outstanding contributions of African filmmakers and showcase their works.”

The Inside Nollywood International Film Festival & Awards will commence with a grand opening ceremony on June 9th, followed by a series of film screenings, panel discussions, workshops, and networking events. The festival promises to be a dynamic and enriching experience, attracting renowned personalities, industry leaders, and cinema aficionados from around the globe.

About Inside Nollywood International Film Festival & Awards (INIFFAA):

Inside Nollywood International Film Festival & Awards (INIFFAA) is a premier platform dedicated to recognizing and honoring the achievements of African creative minds in the entertainment industry. Through its annual awards ceremony and film festival, INIFFAA provides a vibrant space for filmmakers from around the world, particularly those of African descent, to showcase their talent and connect with industry professionals. The festival aims to foster collaboration, celebrate cultural diversity, and promote the advancement of African cinema on the global stage.

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