The Benin City Film Festival was launched in November 2018, as a new entity that offers a platform encouraging and promoting the works of local (community-based) as well as National, and International emerging filmmakers. It is a cost-friendly platform for showcasing these works in an environment where they have access to experienced industry professionals.
At least 50% of our festival schedule is dedicated to foreign films, which broadens the film culture experience to all who attend the screenings in Benin City during the duration of the festival,
The Benin City Film Festival is a team of people who work effortlessly to deliver a quality service to emerging filmmakers.
The primary objectives of the Festival are to provide a resourceful platform:
1. Where the business and craft of Nigerian films are enhanced and marketed to the film content consuming world by attracting quality film, resource persons, buyers, and critics from all over Nigeria and around the world to BCFF events every year.
2. for viewing some of the best feature films, documentaries, shorts, and experimental projects for the entertainment and instructions of attendees and participants at the BCFF annually.
To this end, BCFF is committed to being:
A. A place for dialogues, healthy discussions, and training to the film business and film craft professionals and amateurs around the world by ensuring that BCFF is attractive to international motion picture contents directors to help enrich festivals and participants.
B. A machinery for exposing the ancient City of Benin in particular and the entire Edo State in general to sustainable long-term patronage of its vast tourism realities and potential to resourceful global creative business and craft audiences.
Finally, BCFF is geared towards encouraging co-production relationships in films, TV shows, Documentaries, and any other rewarding motion picture content between local players.
The film festival pursues these objectives by making local and international visitors at the festival engage in the creative film-making process discussions through symposia seminars, training, screenings, content critiques, tourism events, and workshops.