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 4th – 7th September, 2024.

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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 organisers meet with Bayelsa State Commissioner of Tourism, Hon. Iti Orugbani
June 20, 2023

BIFF organisers meet with Bayelsa State Commissioner of Tourism, Hon. Iti Orugbani

Organisers of the prestigious Bayelsa International Film set to host her 3rd edition. As the day draws nearer to the hosting season of the prestigious Bayelsa International Film Festival, the organisers paid a courtesy visit to the Honorable Commissioner of Culture and Tourism, Hon. Dr. Iti Orugbani today at his office in Yenagoa, the state […]

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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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What Our Audience is Saying

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

One of the best film festivals I have attended in Nigeria. Superb organisation, great interactive sessions as well as panel discussions. Top-notch resource persons. One can only look forward to the he think edition. Well done!

Fred Mayford (DGN)

Movie Director

Je suis en Afrique pour la première fois et le Festival international du film de Bayelsa est l’un des meilleurs festivals auxquels j’ai jamais assisté et j’assiste à des festivals depuis 21 ans. L’hôte a fourni l’expérience ultime du service client aux Master Classes en passant par le réseautage.

J’ai apprécié chaque minute et je prévois de ramener ma famille l’année prochaine. Ils méritent 100 étoiles car c’était leur première fois, je ne peux qu’imaginer qu’ils s’améliorent.

Tuesday Conner

Producteur de film

Festival incroyable avec des cinéastes aussi talentueux. Ce fut un plaisir de travailler avec le Festival international du film de Bayelsa. Qui étaient toujours au top de la communication et prêts à aider et soutenir les cinéastes. Je suis vraiment content de dire que mon film KAYIRU a obtenu une sélection officielle. Merci à Bayelsa… Merci à tous à Bayelsa…

Ganesan Irulandi

Réalisateur de cinéma

Festival increíble con cineastas tan talentosos. Fue un placer trabajar con el Festival Internacional de Cine de Bayelsa. Quienes siempre estuvieron al tanto de la comunicación y listos para ayudar y apoyar a los cineastas. Estoy muy feliz de decir que mi película KAYIRU obtuvo una selección oficial. Gracias a Bayelsa … Gracias a todos en Bayelsa …

Ganesan Irulandi

Directora de pelicula

Estoy en África por primera vez y el Festival Internacional de Cine de Bayelsa es uno de los mejores festivales a los que he asistido NUNCA y he estado asistiendo a festivales durante 21 años. El anfitrión ha brindado la mejor experiencia desde el servicio al cliente hasta las clases magistrales y la creación de redes.

He disfrutado cada minuto y planeo traer a mi familia de regreso el próximo año. Se merecen 100 estrellas ya que esta fue su primera vez. Solo puedo imaginarlos mejorando.

Tuesday Conner

Productor de cine

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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