Live Panel: Beyond Nollywood to the World

Live Panel: Beyond Nollywood to the World

Sunday 1 November  | 15:00 | Online

If you are enthused by world cinema, independent filmmaking, and African culture – BEYOND NOLLYWOOD is for you!

Film Africa 2020 is delighted to present a special strand on BEYOND NOLLYWOOD, a term coined by the Curator and Author Nadia Denton to describe new wave audio-visual content from Nigeria such as short films, art house, animation, documentary, experimental and music videos. BEYOND NOLLYWOOD is a concept, curated event and collective of filmmakers. For more information, visit

As part of this special strand, Nadia Denton will be joined by a panel of BEYOND NOLLYWOOD leading lights to discuss the prospects for Nigerian crossover success. The panel will explore why Africa’s most populous nation has not yet produced a breakout hit and debate which genres are most likely to appeal to
international audiences.

The conversation will also consider new styles of filmmaking coming from Nigeria and if the key to success lies amongst filmmakers in the diaspora. Discussion will feature film clips.

Chuko Esiri – Director, Eyimofe
Damilola Orimogunje – Director, For Maria Ebun Pataki and Losing My Religion
Candice Onyeama – Director of Born Again
Peter Okojie – Director, Fish On Fire and Te’la

Moderator: Nadia Denton

Beyond Nollywood was live on Facebook Live on Sunday 1 November