Welcome to BIFF

BIFF is an amazing Film Festival in Nigeria

Welcome to Bayelsa International Film Festival (BIFF). BIFF is the best of its kind in the southern region of Nigeria. Our major aim is to converge international and local film makers and renowned academia to have a fun-filled and educating film festival. Bayelsa International Film Festival third edition is slated to hold from the 6th – 9th September, 2023.

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What to Expect

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BIFF in this second edition will screen over ninety (90) movies within the period of the festival. These movies will inform, entertain and educate the audience in line with our theme in order to produce a positive result.

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In as much as BIFF is all about film, we are introducing fashion because fashion has become an integral part of every celebrated individual. It is believed that celebrities are the mirror of the society, in other words, everybody wants to dress like the celebrities therefore we are introducing this to bring to our footsteps what is trendy in the fashion world and also to spice up the event.

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BIFF in this edition aim to use this festival as a channel to have master classes where professionals and renowned filmmakers will be speaking on vital topic to enhance the film industry.

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In every field of work when persons are awarded for their excellent performances, it encourages them to do more and also inspire the upcoming ones and those intending to hope of someday getting the height of being awarded. Likewise, BIFF propose to award those who have done marvelously well in the film industry all over Africa so that our indigenous film makers will be inspired and aim at someday being awarded too.

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Bayelsa is endowed with so many beautiful cultural activities that are hidden from most persons especially outside Nigeria. BIFF will use this medium to showcase our various traditional performances and their aesthetics to our guests and the general audience and by so doing projecting our culture to the world at large.

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Music and comedy are parts of drama that one cannot dispute but in this case we propose to infuse these two sections of the entertainment industry to spice up the festival, making our guests and audience to have a fun filled festival and also to encourage and inspire our upcoming artists by giving them the opportunity to showcase their talents.

BIFF never relents in her effort for Professionalism.

In every year numerous film festivals emerge around the globe which has now made film festivals competitive in programming and content delivery. Bayelsa International Film Festival (BIFF) is one of the few that is relentlessly working to ensure a quality, educative and entertaining Film Festival in Nigeria.


Latest News

BIFF open entries for her second edition
November 28, 2021

BIFF open entries for her second edition

The Bayelsa International Film Festival (BIFF) is set to open for entries to her second edition. This was disclosed by the Festival Director who also doubles as the founder during a closed door meeting with team members and stakeholder on the 26th of November, 2021 that “the festival is set to accept entries from all […]

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BIFF Honors Her Excellency Barr. Patience Ama Zoufa Douye Diri  and others
October 24, 2021

BIFF Honors Her Excellency Barr. Patience Ama Zoufa Douye Diri and others

The just concluded Bayelsa International Film Festival has honoured the wife of the Executive Governor of Bayelsa State, Her Excellency Barr. Patience Ama Zoufa Douye Diri. The award which was received by her representative Ms Annette David-West was in recognition of her upscaling event management and decoration in Bayelsa State. According to the organizers, the […]

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BIFF 2021 Officially Declared Open
October 20, 2021

BIFF 2021 Officially Declared Open

The most anticipated Bayelsa International Film Festival was officially declared opened by the His Excellency, the Executive Governor of Bayelsa State, Sen. Douye Diri, who was represented by the Honourable commissioner for culture and tourism development Hon. Iti Orugnani. The Governor expressed his excitement on the development and assured filmmakers and tourist of a peaceful […]

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What Our Audience is Saying

Film festivals are of grades and indeed BIFF is one with exception

Amazing festival with such talented film makers. It was a pleasure to work with Bayelsa International film Festival. Who were always on top of communication and ready to help and support film makers. I am really happy to say that, my film KAYIRU got an official selection. Thanks to Bayelsa… Thanks to all in Bayelsa…

Ganesan Irulandi

Movie Director

I am in Africa for my first time and the Bayelsa International Film Festival is one of the best festivals I have EVER attended and I’ve been attending festivals for 21 years. The host has provided the ultimate experience from customer service to Master Classes to Networking.

I have enjoyed every single minute and am planning to bring my family back next year. They deserve 100 stars as this was their first time out I can only imagine them getting better.

Tuesday Conner

Movie Producer

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