The 18TH ABUJA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
The 18th Abuja international film festival is pleased to announce the nominees for the 18th Abuja International Film Festival scheduled for the beautiful city of Abuja from 1st to 4th November 2021A total of 1952 films were received from 61 countries as entries for the 18th edition and of these numbers 113 films were selected from the following genre of Features, Shorts, Documentaries, Experimental and animations.
According to Fidelia Duker, the Festival Officer Communication informed the media that the festival was excited to be back as a physical one after the 2020 edition that was pure hybrid and on virtual in its entirety. According to her, the 2021 edition will be Physical with all COVID-19 protocols observed as a part of the festival will also be virtual.This year the festival jury has chosen a total of 31 films and filmmakers as nominees who will be gunning for the different categories of the prestigious awards on the 4th of November 2021 in Abuja. The nominees are as follows:EFERE OZAKO OUTSTANDING EXPERIMENTAL FILMESCAPE FROM A GOOD PRISON – SLOVAKIA AICHA’S DRESS – TUNISIATHE TAILOR – ISREALSUPER DAD – UNITED STATES BOY MEETS GIRL – NIGERIA SELFTHERAPHY – BELGIUMMARYAM – UNITED KINGDOMOUTSTANDING SHORT FILM (NIGERIA)I AM SOMEBODY – Tyna EzenmaS O J A – peter fada LAST STRAW – CHRIS IHEUWA48 HOURS – Ben C ChiadikeTHE NEW ANCESTORS – MNENA AKPERA BOUND (LOST IN MOMENT) – Prince Augustine EgwuonwuWHAT SHE WROTE – OKECHUKWU OKUOUTSTANDING FEATURE FILM (FOREIGN)LOVE LABORATORY – China – Muchao Wang, Fangmin WangSHAMBALA – kyrgyzstan – Artykpai Suyundukovregret – mali – anas awalH.P LOVECRAFT’S WITCH HOUSE – United States – Bobby EasleyILLUSION – Cameroon – Slyvain B BoayagaTHERAPY – Cameroon – Anurin Nwunembom, Musing DerrickLOST – Morocco – Driss Roukhe SEGUN OLUSOLA OUTSTANDING DOCUMENTARY FILM HOMO PEREGRINUS – Poland – Andrzej SwiechGEORGE FLOYD: SAY THEIR NAMES – United States -Christopher R. Owens, Alyssa Dann(student)THE HERO’S WALK – NIGERIA – TOLULOPE AWOBIYISEARCHING FOR WILLIAM – FRANCE – Saetbyeol KimLONLY TOGETHER – Indonesia – Rendro AryoGOLDEN FISH, AFRICAN FISH – Senegal – Thomas Grand, Moussa Diop Senegalkashmiri pandit “the invincible refugees” 30 years in exile – india – sanjay rainaOUTSTANDING SHORT FILM (FOREIGN)THE WHEEl – Turkey – Metin EWRFIGHT BACK – Isreal – Loren TrabelsiCOLONIA – France – Thibault Rigaud”FOUR MOTHERLESS CHILDREN” – United States – Ralph Isenberg, Joe De La FuenteNORTH OF THE NIGHT – France – Olivier SimonHELLO YESTERDAY (A short silent film) – United States – IMOLE LADIPOBROTHER – Netherlands – Lisanne Sweere OUTSTANDING FEATURE FILM (NIGERIA)COAT OF ALMS Blessing Egbe LOVE CASTLE Desmond Elliot LOCKDOWN Moses Imwang HOME SPRING’S ETERNAL Biodun Stephens BALOKUN Olamide Wale AkinmolayanTHE STUDIO Muuyideen Sasiliu Ayinde,Wale Asifat,Wale BanjokoBEN FROM DOWNSTAIRS ANITA AnwunahOUTSTANDING STUDENT FILM LONLY TOGETHER – Indonesia – Rendro AryoESCAPE FROM A GOOD PRISON – slovakia – Erik JasanTHE TAILOR – Isreal – Inbal SelahHOME – China – Yang YangRUSSIAN NOVEL – Italy – Rossana Reccia, Alberto VianelloCOO-COO – RUSSIA – Svetlana BelorussovaSTAGES – Nigeria – Spurgeon Obi-Ekeoutstanding male actor jide kosoko – nigeria – love castleefa iwara – nigeria – lockdown heat jacob ewang – cameroon – the last judgementblossom chukwujekwu – nigeria – hope springs eternal shawn faqua – nigeria – coat of almslateef adedimeji – nigeria – the studio outstanding female actorkehinde bankole – nigeria – love castle wilette max kanlisou – benin – the king’s cane jumoke odetola – nigeria – the studiomouna rmiki – morocco – lostjuliet njemanze – nigeria – ben from downsrairsnse ikpe etim – nigeria – the waitoutstanding film directing blood hound – nuhu daylop – nigeriatheraphy – anurin nwunembom, musing derrick – cameroon north of the night – oliver simon – france balokun – olamide wale akinmolayan – nigerialockdown – moses inwang – nigeriaeverywhere, anywhere – felipe ferreira paraguassu – chinalove laboratory – muchao wang, fangmin wang – china lost – driss roukhe – moroccooutstanding film music score north of the night – france ben from downstairs – nigeria tara’s diary – nigeria no1 – nigeria edeleyo – nigeria shambala – kyrgystan coat of alms – nigeria festival mention for narrativEbeatrice ogunmola – love castle – nigeriachris iheuwa – end game – nigeria oliver simon – north of the night – france balokun – olamide akinmolayan – nigeria edeleyo – gbovo eriamiantoe – nigeriaregret – anas mohammed – mali24hrs in beijing – LAURENCE caroll brahm – usa virago – kerli kirch schneider – estoniaaiff golden jury awardnorth of Night – francelove laboratory – chinalove castle – nigeria lockdown – nigeria shambala – kyrgyztanlost – morroco balokun – nigeria As the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic has put a strain on in-person film experiences, this is a great opportunity to better utilize digital resources. We also want to encourage filmmakers to engage in digital resources, especially online platforms like the hybrid screenings through our www.fad360tv.com.According to Fidelia, she has promised an engaging experience at the festival this year.