The Eastern Nigeria International Film festival (ENIFF) is fueled by the rich legacy of Eastern Nigeria’s connection to Nollywood and the African storytelling tradition. ENIFF is a competitive festival known for its unique year-long activities that culminate in an annual festival held in November. We celebrate diverse voices by screening films of all genres from around the world, with a special emphasis on promoting female filmmakers, contributing to the growth of the industry.

Our platform and programs support independent filmmakers, artists, and storytellers working in film and digital media across the world.
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Dr. Ezinne Ezepue, Programs and Development

Nkechi Emelike, Creative Director

Uloma Ogbuebile, Director International Relations

Meet Ujuaku

Friends and Visionaries,

 I extend my warmest welcome to you.

 Our journey began with a vision to create a platform where extraordinary stories find their stage. Today, that spark has grown into a beacon of excellence, touching hearts globally and connecting people to the heart of Southeast Nigeria.

In Nigeria, our culture isn’t just history; it is our creative engine, our idea economy powering Afrobeat, Nollywood, fashion, tech, art, tradition, food, and spirituality. Our culture fuels a thriving creative industry.

However, challenges like inadequate infrastructure and limited funding persist. To sustain growth, we must invest. Invest in training, foster a supportive environment, and establish R&D centres in institutions. Addressing these challenges is crucial to sustaining the growth of the creative industry, at the same time promote social inclusion and diversity.

That’s why the Eastern Nigeria Film and Arts Initiative (ENFAI) a consortium of ENIFF exists — our mission is clear and our goal is firm: we are here to empower emerging storytellers and artists, driving positive change through the creative arts. We Educate, Empower and Showcase!

As we foster the growth of a vibrant and dynamic creative economy in Nigeria and beyond, we continue to build a legacy that transcends boundaries.

 We stand on the threshold of a new chapter, and I invite you to stand with us. Your support is more than financial; it is an investment in the boundless power of storytelling. With your unwavering commitment, we uncover hidden gems, amplify voices deserving of support, and craft experiences that leave an indelible mark on the hearts and minds of our audience.

In unity, we inspire generations and shape the future of cinema in our beloved Nigeria and Africa.

 Thank you for being a part of our organisations success story, for nurturing the beauty of cinema, and for lighting our path.

With heartfelt gratitude,

Ujuaku Akukwe.