NiFSTV 2023 Lagos Agenda

23 Oct
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Registration Opens/Badge Pick up

2:00 PM - 6:00 PM Marriot Hotel Ikeja
24 Oct
Ijeoma Onah Ijeoma Onah

Welcome Speech

11:00 AM - 11:15 AM Marriot Hotel Ikeja
Ojoma Ochai Ojoma Ochai

Keynote Speech

11:15 AM - 11:30 AM Marriot Hotel Ikeja
Victor Mark-Onyegbu Victor Mark-Onyegbu

Funding your Film Project by Africa No Filter

11:30 AM - 11:45 AM Marriot Hotel Ikeja
Adeniran Aderogba Adeniran Aderogba,

NIFS Film Finance Forum

Navigating the Landscape of Debt Financing for Film Business in Nigeria. | Speakers:  Promise George, Group Head Creative and Digital Industry Group Bank of Industry | Olanrewaju Olalusi, Head Media & Entertainment | Adeniran Aderogba, Founder CLG Securities | Opeyemi Ajayi, Chairman CEAN & CEO Cinemax Distribution, Babatunde Ajayi, Head SME UBA Group                                         
11:45 AM - 12:30 PM Marriot Hotel Ikeja

Other Speakers

Opeyemi Ajayi
Promise George
Olanrewaju Olalusi
Babatunde Ajayi
Tony. O Elumelu, C.F.R Tony. O Elumelu, C.F.R,

UBA Group Film Finance Forum

Special Guest Speech by Tony. O Elumelu C.F.R, Chairman United Bank for Africa  Keynote speech:  "Empowering the Next Generation of Creative Entrepreneurs to Scale up Standards" Speakers: Muyiwa Akinyemi Deputy Managing Director of UBA Plc | Babatunde Ajayi, Head SME UBA Group | Gbenga Osibodu, Regional Head - West, Heirs Insurance Group  | Panel Session: Importance of Insurance and Financial Management for Film Professionals.
12:30 PM - 1:00 PM Marriot Hotel Ikeja

Other Speakers

Muyiwa Akinyemi
Babatunde Ajayi
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VIP Lunch - by Invitation only

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Marriot Hotel Ikeja
Shileola Ibironke Shileola Ibironke

Chief Woman Conversations: In Conversation with Shileola Ibironke - CEO, Micromedia Group of Companies

2:00 PM - 2:30 PM Marriot Hotel Ikeja
Ikechulwu Obiaya Ikechulwu Obiaya,

SMC-PAU Roundtable on Film Education

"Glocalising the Nigerian Film Industry: Overcoming Barriers and Seizing Opportunities"
2:30 PM - 3:00 PM Marriot Hotel Ikeja

Other Speakers

Folakemi Ogungbe
Chike Mgbeadichie
Ladun Awobokun Ladun Awobokun

Presentation: Nigerian Film Business Overview

3:00 PM - 3:15 PM Marriot Hotel Ikeja
Ijeoma Onah Ijeoma Onah,

Film Distribution Focus

Breaking the Ceiling of Local and International Distribution Barriers for Nigerian Films | Speakers:  Moses Babatope MD Filmone Entertainment, James Amuta Filmmaker /Writer, Mary Ephraim - CEO Homeland Films, Ijeomah Onah - Founder, Nigerian International Film Summit
3:15 PM - 4:00 PM Marriot Hotel Ikeja

Other Speakers

Moses Babatope
James Amuta
Mary Ephraim
Chinenye Nworah
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Meet our Partners

4:00 PM - 4:15 PM Marriot Hotel Ikeja
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A Presentation of CANEX

4:15 PM - 4:20 PM Marriot Hotel Ikeja
Uche Agbo Uche Agbo,

Film Festival Focus

Building a Viable Ecosystem to Encourage Industry Participation in Local and International Film Festivals.Speakers: Uche Agbo - Founder Coalcity Film Festival, Mykel Parish- Founder Nollywood Travel Film Festival, Obianuju Akukwe-Founder, ENIFF, Ewuoma Luther-Abegunde Founder, Kingdom Film Festival
4:20 PM - 5:00 PM Marriot Hotel Ikeja

Other Speakers

Mykel Parish
Obianuju Akukwe
Ewuoma Luther-Abegunde
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NIFS Opening Networking Reception

5:00 PM - 7:00 PM Rooftop, The Safron Hotel, 5-7 Joel Ogunnaike Street, Ikeja GRA (adjacent to Marriot Hotel)
25 Oct
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Speed Meetings

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM Marriot Hotel Ikeja
Emeka Mba Emeka Mba

NITV Summit Keynote

 Evolving TV Broadcast Landscape and the Inevitable Pivot to Digital Platforms and Content Consumption Patterns.
10:15 AM - 10:45 AM Marriot Hotel Ikeja
Ijeoma Onah Ijeoma Onah,

Panel Session

Pivoting Towards Digital Broadcast, Channel Monetization and Distribution: The Opportunities and Challenges    ||||    Speakers:  Femi Ogundoro CEO Food Bay TV, Denis Pagnac CEO Summview Technologies, Ayo Animashaun Group CEO Smooth Promotions & Founder HIP TV, Dr. Gregory Odutayo Group Managing Director, Royal Roots, Agatha Amata CEO, Rave TV
10:45 AM - 11:30 AM Marriot Hotel Ikeja

Other Speakers

Agatha Amata
Femi Ogundoro
Denis Pagnac
Ayo Animashaun
Dr. Gregory Odutayo
Jite Ovueraye Jite Ovueraye,

Accelerate TV Content Showcase

Business Presentations & Fireside Chat Discussions |||| Topic: Accelerate TV: The Importance of Authentic Storytelling |||| Speakers:  Jite Ovueraye, Head Marketing & Operations (Accelerate Agency), Ibrahim Suleiman, Actor/Filmmaker Bolaji Ogunmola, Actress/Producer, Esse Akwawa, Head Production (Accelerate Studios), Temilola Akinmuda , Media Personality /Filmmaker
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM Marriot Hotel Ikeja

Other Speakers

Ibrahim Suleiman
Bolaji Ogunmola
Esse Akwawa
Temilola Akinmuda
Colette Otusheso Colette Otusheso,

The Chief Woman Conversations

12:30 PM - 12:50 PM Marriot Hotel Ikeja

Other Speakers

Toyosi Etim-Effiong
Agatha Amata Agatha Amata,

The Chief Woman Conversations

12:50 PM - 1:15 PM Marriot Hotel Ikeja

Other Speakers

Morayo Afolabi-Brown
Murphy Anawana Murphy Anawana

New Subscription Streaming Service - Revo+ Unveil

1:15 PM - 1:30 PM Marriot Hotel Ikeja
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Happy Hour Drinks | VIP Lunch by Invitation only

1:30 PM - 2:00 PM Marriot Hotel Ikeja
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Africast & NIFS Content Hub

Content Showcase Conversations | Broadcasters Meetup! | Meet the Producers and Distributors | Speed Meetings | Pre-Organized | Meetings | Networking Receptions
2:00 PM - 6:00 PM Marriot Hotel Ikeja
Ijeoma Onah Ijeoma Onah,

TV Broadcasters Content Acqusitions Workshop

Meeting Quality Content & Programming Needs in a Digital Era.  ||||   Shileola Ibironke, CEO Media Sales Africa Ijeoma Onah, Fouder NIFS
2:00 PM - 2:30 PM Marriot Hotel Ikeja

Other Speakers

Shileola Ibironke
Moses Babatope Moses Babatope,

Africast & NIFS Content Hub Showcase

Discover Content Available for Free to Air Channels by Animation Nigeria, Filmone Entertainment, Media Sales Africa, Blue Pictures Entertainment, Luminae Distribution |||| Speakers:  Joy Odiete ,CEO Blue Pictures Entertainment Moses Babatope, MD Filmone Entertainment Shileola Ibironke, CEO Media Sales Africa Eliora Eberechukwu, CEO Luminae Distribution Emem Isong-Misodi CEO Royal Arts Academy Victor Okpala CEO Dope 7 Media, Olajumoke.Y.Akindeju Managing Director AK Media Concepts
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM Marriot Hotel Ikeja

Other Speakers

Joy Efe Odiete
Shileola Ibironke
Eliora Eberechukwu
Emem Isong-Misodi
 Victor Okpala
Olajumoke Y. Akindeju
Femi Ogundoro Femi Ogundoro,

Content Showcase by Foodbay TV

Panel Session: Whats next for Food Content? How Nigerian Food can Inspire Innovation and Creativity in Mainstream Media Content |||| Speakers: "Chef Mohammad Baydoun-Executive Chef Femi Ogundoro, Founder Foodbay TV Opeyemi Famakin, Food and Wine Critic  Gina Ehikodi Ojo, MD Foodies and Spices Winifred Emmanuel, Chef and CEO Zeelicious Food "
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM Marriot Hotel Ikeja

Other Speakers

Chef Mohammad Baydoun
Opeyemi Famakin
Gina Ehikodi Ojo
Winifred Emmanuel
Bikiya Graham-Douglas Bikiya Graham-Douglas ,

Industry Talent Development Program

Change the Narrative Script Writers workshop with Africa No Filter (ANF)
4:30 PM - 6:00 PM Marriot Hotel Ikeja

Other Speakers

Biodun Stephen
Femi Ogundoro Femi Ogundoro

Foodbay TV Food Tasting and Networking Cocktail

 Hosted by Femi Ogundoro Founder Food Bay TV
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM Rooftop, The Safron Hotel, 5-7 Joel Ogunnaike Street, Ikeja GRA (adjacent to Marriot Hotel)
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Revo+ Unveil Cocktail

6:00 PM - 7:00 PM Rooftop, The Safron Hotel, 5-7 Joel Ogunnaike Street, Ikeja GRA (adjacent to Marriot Hotel)
26 Oct
Joy Efe Odiete Joy Efe Odiete,

The Next Gen Conference

Theme: Next Gen Evolve: Embracing The Power Within  ||||  Speakers: Joy Odiete, CEO Blue Pictures Entertainment,Uche Nwuka,Chris Odoh,Mary Ephraim,Patrick Donald,Dr. Fay,Alhaji Adedayo Thomas,
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM Marriot Hotel Ikeja

Other Speakers

Mary Ephraim
Uche Nwuka
Chris Odeh
Patrick Donald
Dr. Fay
Adedayo Thomas.
Ijeoma Onah Ijeoma Onah,

British Council Creative Hussle and Happy Hour Drinks

The Filmlab Africa Presentation by the British Council  |||| Panel session: Breaking the Ceiling of Limitations in Legal Frameworks and Intellectual Property Protection for Nigerian Filmmakers   ||||    Speakers:  Brenda Fashugba (Head of Arts Nigeria & SSA Regional Creative Economy Lead British Council), Isioma Idigbe - Partner, Punuka Attorneys and Solicitors, Harry Kesiena - Programs Manager, British Council, Ijeoma Onah - Founder NIFS, Stevedon Adewale Omope (Darimedia Productions UK)
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Filmhouse Cinemas, Landmark

Other Speakers

Kesiena Harry
Brenda Fashugba
Isioma Idigbe
Stevedon Adewale Omope
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The NIFS Buyer Screenings | Filmhouse Cinemas, Landmark

11:00 AM - 6:00 PM Filmhouse Cinemas, Landmark
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NIFS Closing Cocktail

6:00 PM - 7:00 PM Filmhouse Cinemas, Landmark

Screening Schedule

Love, Lust and Other Things
Love, Lust and Other ThingsScreening Time: 11:00am - 12:45pmDuration: 01:45:00
Lydia, a 45-year-old divorced mother of teenage twins, is a successful real estate broker. Being in marriage with Chijindu for almost 15 years, Lydia’s love life has been tied down to only one significant relationship with nothing to compare it to. Her sex life has gone stale, regimented, and unremarkable- and her husband is a pushover.
Our President’s Money
Our President’s MoneyScreening Time: 12:45pm - 1:00pmDuration: 00:15:00
A series of unconnected incidents pits six hateful individuals against each other over a large amount of money in a house where no one can leave for seven days due to an ongoing nationwide.
KukoyiScreening Time: 01:00pm -01:10pmDuration: 00:09:50
A dead-drunk boy wakes up with a severe hangover on the first day of the Covid-19 lockdown and he battles the horror of living alone through the 14-day lockdown without his phone and any means of food, money and sustenance.
Detective Jacqueline: Babushka
Detective Jacqueline: BabushkaScreening Time: 01:10pm - 01:17pmDuration: 00:06:50
In the heart of the retro futuristic city known as South town, nestled within the borders of the authoritarian Old Country, a string of chilling child kidnappings shatters the uneasy peace.
BeckmaScreening Time: 01:20pm – 03:20pmDuration: 02:00:00
Surviving a horrible childhood, Beckma emerges a vigilante and justice figure for the abused female her life and that of everyone she loves would take a drastic turn when NYSC sends her to a western Nigerian village where the culture and tradition unapologetically trample on the rights of women, endangering the potential and future of young girls.
Teju’s Tale
Teju’s TaleScreening Time: 03:20pm – 03:35pmDuration: 00:15:21
Set in the 1950s, Teju relocates to London from Lagos to study but she faces challenges when her colleagues demand to see her "tail".
Try: A Tale of a Dumb Heart
Try: A Tale of a Dumb HeartScreening Time: 03:35pm -03:40pmDuration: 00:04:45
Ameel, a shy loveable dreamer embarks on a whimsical Journey to confess his love to Ejiro, the girl of his dream, a journey that he began in primary school all through secondary and finally the university. But will fate finally align the stars and grant him the courage to seize the perfect moment, or will his shy nature hinder him from finally taking the bold step to TRY.
Beautiful People
Beautiful PeopleScreening Time: 03:40pm – 03:55pmDuration: 00:15:15
The morning after her son’s 18th birthday, Bassey, longsuffering wife and doting mother of three offspring, stuns her husband, Clement, when she informs him, she’s leaving the marriage to start life afresh.
Love Lies and Lasgidi
Love Lies and LasgidiScreening Time: 03:55pm – 05:25pmDuration: 01:30:19
"Love Lies and Lasgidi" is a captivating romantic drama that explores the complexities of love, heartbreak, and friendship in the modern age. Set in the vibrant city of Lagos, the film follows the lives of four women as they navigate the ups and downs of their relationships.
Home Therapy
Home TherapyScreening Time: 05:25pm – 05:40pmDuration: 00:15:00
Home therapy is a family dramedy about Henry Logobiri an emeritus professor, who is passing through a stressful divorce with his long-time wife.
Withered Flower
Withered FlowerScreening Time: 05:40pm – 06:02pmDuration: 00:22:10
A short film about marital dissatisfaction and the consequences of not seeing before leaping. It depicts the story of a young couple who fell in love and were blindsided into an unplanned marriage.
SubsistenceScreening Time: 06:02pm – 06:10pmDuration: 00:09:06
Hunted by her brother's death, Opeoluwa must confront her guilt in the den of organ traffickers, with the help of her deceased brother, Femi, who helps her plot an escape and find closure to their tragic past.

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