26.09. | 17:15-18:00


„Why the Best of the Nigerian Film Industry is Yet to Come!“

In this paper Nadia discusses the shape of the Nigerian film industry in the next 10 years drawing from the interviews compiled for her latest publication The Nigerian Filmmaker’s Guide to Success: Beyond Nollywood. Her talk will include reference to current challenges and how these will be overcome; international collaborations in the Nigerian film space and the increasing presence of filmmakers of Nigerian decent on the international film scene. The presentation will be summarised by a selection of audio-visual content that shows just how diverse the Nigerian film scene has become.


NADIA DENTON (UK) has been working in the UK film industry in exhibition, marketing and distribution for over 10 years. She curated bfm (Black Filmmaker) Film Club, a monthly platform for Black World Cinema at the Institute of Contemporary Arts between 2003 – 2010. She later went on to direct two editions of the bfm International Film Festival at the British Film Institute. She has worked on the release of multi-award winning films such as Otelo Burning and Viva Riva! She has also acted as a consultant for London Film School, Film London, iFeatures, The London Brazilian Film Festival, The Royal African Society’s Film Africa and Islington Black History Month.

She wrote and self-published her first book The Black British Filmmaker’s Guide to Success: Finance Market and Distribute Your Film in 2011.
She has spoken at events which include Cannes International Film Festival, Sheffield Documentary Film Festival, Cambridge Watersprite Student Festival, the Trinidad and Tobago Film Festival; as well as appearing on CNN inside Africa, BBC Radio 4 and BBC Radio London.
She has partnered with other film festivals which include Lights, Camera, Africa! (Lagos), UK Jewish Film Festival, Birds Eye View Film Festival, East End Film Festival, Portobello Film Festival and Images of Black Women Film Festival.
Nadia grew up in a Jamaican household in the UK. She studied Modern History at St. Hilda’s College, Oxford graduating in 2000. She also holds qualifications in Black & White Photography and Life Coaching. She is a member of BAFTA.
The Nigerian Filmmaker’s Guide to Success: Beyond Nollywood is her second book.

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