Abuja: 12th October 2020. PRESS RELEASE



ABUJA International Film Festival’s 17th Edition with the theme “The New Normal” is please to announce our Nominees for this year’s festival schedule for 26th to 30th October 2020.

It is important to mention that during this COVID-19 pandemic which has become a global emergency where some countries are shutting down in the face of a second wave of COVID-19, more than ever, Abuja International Film Festival recognizes its purpose to celebrate quality screen content and bring our community together but we must consider the safety of our participants.

This regrettably will prevent the presence of several of our international delegates due to stringent international travel conditions.

Therefore, as agreed by the organizing committee, this years festival will be both a Virtual and Physical film festival in observance of public health measures.

In order words the Opening and closing ceremonies will be Virtual where attendance will be strictly by invitation.

However all other participants can join the festival online from Monday 26th to Friday 30th October 26th October 2020 through a brand-new online initiative called AIFF Stream.

The screening committee has selected an array of over 68 films in different genres (shorts, features, documentaries, student and experimental film) with some of them targeting the COVID-19 with 24 films and filmmakers nominated in 13 different categories.

Regrettably the International Film market and Exhibition has been cancelled this year but we are hopeful it will return next year.

However the festival has also programmed some interesting and engaging online workshops, panel discussions and master classes for our teeming participants.

Attached is the comprehensive list of nominees for the 17th Abuja International Film festival.

Fidelia Abah DUKER

Festival Officer (Communication)