Jackie Chan, IK Ogbonna, Muyiwa Ademola Gets Abuja International Film Festival Nomination


Movie industry heavyweights across the globe make the prestigious Abuja International Film Festival list of nominees released for the 12th edition.

An interesting category to watch out for is the ‘Outstanding Male Actor’ award category which has Jackie Chan, Ik Ogbonnaand Muyiwa Ademola making the list of nominees for this highly competitive category.

Nominees for this 12th edition were carefully picked by an experienced team of jurors after two weeks of screening over 700 films from 39 different countries across the globe.

Winners of each category of awards will be announced at the festival’s award ceremony scheduled to hold on the 30th of October, at the Silverbird Cinema Abuja, FCT.

Abuja International film festival has the objective of enhancing cultural diversity, by bringing Nigerian independent movie productions to audiences.

Check out the full list of nominees below;

Outstanding Film in Documentary

The Ukrainian

Common Man – Nigeria

Dreadlocks – USA

Festival of Marriage – Inida

Happiness Promised Land – France

Outstanding Film in Animation

Sango and Friends – Nigeria

Pate – Poland

Andventure of Turtle Taido – Nigeria

Best Experimental Film

Supernova – Poland

Aisha’s Story – Nigeria

Awa N’ Garde – Poland

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Outstanding Feature Film : Foreign

War of Lies – Germany

Painted Skin : The Ressurection – China

Police Story – China

The Pool – Netherland

The Sleeper – USA

Most Outstanding Feature : Indigenous



Open Marriage



Mr and Mrs Johnson


Outstanding Short Film : Nigeria


Good People Dead


The Anniversary


Veronica Pieces

Outstanding Short Film : Foreign

If the Photo is Good


Dinner for Two

Electric Indigo

The Only King

Two Boys, A Man and A Woman

Outstanding Comic Film


Bad Drop


Best Student Film

Social Lives

Two Steps Ahead

I Cry

Souls Under Soles

If Only

Outstanding Male Actor

Gijs Scholten Van Asciolat

Artyom Bistrov

Jackie Chan

Olarewaju Omiyinka

IK Ogbonna

Seun Akindele

Muyiwa Ademola

Outstanding Female Actress

Mercy Aigbe

Kiki Omeili

Hilda Dokubo

Ini Edo

Chidebere Aneke

Outstanding in Film Directing

Painted Skin



Police Story



The Pool

Outstanding Music Score

Painted Skin

Once Upon A Time

Heart of Isiaku

Police Story


Golden Jury Film

Painted Skin – China

Stigma – Nigeria

Mr and Mrs Johnson – Nigeria

Hazeezat – Nigeria

Police Story – China

The Pool – Netherland

Victims – Nigeria


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