• JUNE 2ND TO 5TH – PARIS, FRANCE

    Nollywood at its best.

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Selection 2016

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The CEO

[Opening Film] A mystery-thriller surrounding five top executives from across Africa who are despatched on a 1-week leadership retreat by a multinational telecommunications firm, to determine which one to appoint as the firm’s new CEO. Things go awry when one-by-one the executives are eliminated in sudden death circumstances, and the finger falls on the last two…

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The Good Son

[Short Film] A young Nigerian man is forced to address a secret he has harbored from his parents during a traditional, family gathering.

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The Encounter

[Short Film] Set in 1967 during the Nigeria-Biafra civil war, an imprisoned Ifeajuna is summoned by Biafran Commander-in-Chief General Emeka for one last conversation, one last encounter. Based on the short story‚ The Encounter‚ by the historian, Henry Onyema.

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Prey

[Short Film] A young woman after a night out is stalked by a psychopath in a carpark. 

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Keko

[Short Film] Based on true events, an ex-soldier suffering from PTSD returns home with an agenda to settle the score.

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Hex

[Short Film] A mistake made by five young people on night haunts them a year later. The term “hex” means to curse, bewitch or cast a spell on something/someone.

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Ireti

[Short Film] A despondent middle aged woman in solitary has an unusual encounter in her jail cell, which changes her life forever.

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Joy

[Short Film]A Nigerian woman living in America, struggles to convince her traditionalist husband not to circumcise their ten-year-old daughter.

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Fifty

Four women living in Lagos, Nigeria are on four different journeys as they enter into their fifties.

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Falling

A young happily married couple’s love gets put to the test when they face the biggest hurdle off all.

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Taxi Driver (Oko Ashewo)

A ride as exciting, shady and hilarious as Lagos at night.

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The First Lady

A prostitute fearing for her life makes an unlikely friend. Soon they realize that they need each other to survive.

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Lunch Time Heroes

Banke Adewumi, a recent college graduate, takes on an internship at an esteemed private school and learns a lesson she will never forget.

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Gbomo Gbomo Express

Three amateur kidnappers are forced to reevaluate their plans after unwittingly kidnapping a record label CEO and his date, a beautiful socialite.

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Stalker

A successful stylist, Kaylah Lawal, fears for her life one night and is saved by Michael, a driver who happens to appear right when she needed him most. After that night, a grateful Kaylah soon finds her life slowly turning in to a living nightmare.

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Thurs. | June 2nd

  • 8.30pm Opening Night

     With appearance by grammy award winning singer and this year’s Festival Ambassador, Angelique Kidjo.

    World Premiere of The CEO directed by Kunle Afolayan (winner of NollywoodWeek Paris 2013)

Fri. | June 3rd

  • 10.00am Round Table: Entrepreneurship & Cinema

     Screening of documentary Tony Elumelu Entrepreneurs: Transforming Africa. Followed by a panel on financing African entrepreneurs and filmmakers. 

  • 2.00pm Actor's Studio

    What are the necessary steps to take toward becoming a professional actor? Actors OC Ukeje, Yann Gael and Annabelle Lengronne will share some techniques and advice during this special event.

  • 3.30pm Monologue Slam

     Upcoming and professional actors take the stage to deliver a monologue from any film of their choosing before an audience and judges. They will receive pointers and tips from casting directors and producers. Hosted by award winning actress Kemi Lala Akindoju 

  • 5.00pm Short films: Section A

    Screening 4 shorts:  Joy, Keko, Prey and Ireti

    Duration: 67 minutes

  • 6.15pm Stalker

    Nigeria / 2016 / 105min / In English with French subtitles

    Screening will be followed by a Q&A session with the director and lead actress 

  • 8.45pm Fifty

    Nigeria / 101 min / In English with French subtitles

    Screening will be followed by a Q&A session with the director and lead actress

Sat. | June 4th

  • 11.00am Restless Pitch

    Directors and producers have a few minutes to pitch their concept to a panel of judges: only one will win. 

  • 2.00pm Short films: Section B

     Screening 3 shorts: The Good Son, The Encounter and Hex

  • 3.30pm Taxi Driver

    Nigeria / 93min / In Yoruba and Pidgin with French subtitles

    Followed by a Q&A session with the director and leading actress 

  • 6.00pm Gbomo Gbomo Express

    Nigeria / 97min / In English and Pidgin with French subtitles

    Followed by a Q&A session with the director and lead actor 

  • 8.30pm The First Lady

    Nigeria / 100min / In Pidgin and English with French subtitles

    Followed by a Q&A session with the director/lead actress 

Sun. | June 5th

  • 2.00pm Lunch Time Heroes

    Nigeria / 87 min / In English with French subtitles

    Followed by a Q&A session with the director 

  • 4.00pm Falling

    Nigeria / 97 min / In English with French subtitles

    Followed by a Q&A session with the director and lead actress 

  • 6.15pm Short films: Section A

     Screening 4 shorts:  Joy, Keko, Prey and Ireti

    Duration: 67 minutes

  • 7.30pm Short films: Section B

     Screening 3 shorts: The Good Son, The Encounter and Hex

    Duration: 62 minutes

  • 8.45pm Closing Night

    Public Choice award winner announced

    Followed by a screening: TBD

Frequently Asked Questions

What is NollywoodWeek ?

NollywoodWeek is a yearly film festival that showcases the best of the Nigerian film industry with the aim of finding a larger audience and more sustainable distribution system for these quality films.

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Can I submit my work?

Yes, Nigerian filmmakers are encouraged to submit. We take short films, feature films, animations and occassionally showcase Nigerian television series. Submit here.

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Who organizes the festival?

The festival is organized by Okada Media, an association based in Paris, France headed by Serge Noukoué and Nadira Shakur.

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Who can attend this festival?

Everyone.

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    And the winner is…

    The First Lady directed by and starring Omoni Oboli

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    And the winner is…

    The First Lady directed by and starring Omoni Oboli

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    And the winner is…

    The First Lady directed by and starring Omoni Oboli

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