Who Are We

The Imo International Film Festival (ImoIFF) is a platform for films and filmmakers around the world to inspire the love for film, cinema, and the arts; and support independent filmmakers.
The festival is created to promote the local film industry both locally and internationally and to bring all the industry stakeholders together in a more focused and structured environment.

Celebrating the Eastern Heartland

At ImoIFF, filmmakers are going to be seen, supported, and celebrated.

The festival contributes towards the development of films in Imo State by showcasing the best film on the continent and worldwide.
The goal of the festival is not only to celebrate arts but also to create an incubation space to encourage and grow young people in film and art, especially in the State. They do this by establishing systems through which continuing film education is sustained.

ImoIFF aspires to bridge the gap between Imo State filmmakers, Cinemas and the World, providing the best global film knowledge, skill acquisition, training, and global film distribution opportunities for independent and aspiring filmmakers.
The festival is run by young people, for young people, and aims to celebrate the next generation of Film and TV talent and increase access for under-represented people to careers in the media. The festival creates a lucrative industry economically and socially to preserve our national values through film.
The festival also boasts a distinguished jury panel comprising luminaries from the global film community, including Kayode Kasum, Linda Obasi, Goodnews Erico, Ozioma Nwughalu, and Art Arutyunyan.
ImoIFF’s advisory board includes Dr. Victor Okhai, Queen B. Ebigieson, Okey Ogunjiofor, Dr. Chika Onu, Chris Odeh, Amayo Uzo Phillip, Osita Iheme, Dr. Gloria Ernest Samuel, Dr. Ken Obiakor, and Obinna Okerekeocha

From Our Attendees

Attending the IMO International Film Festival was an absolute delight! From the diverse selection of films to the engaging panel discussions, every moment was filled with inspiration and insight. The organizers did a fantastic job curating an array of thought-provoking movies from around the world. The atmosphere was electric, and I left feeling enriched and eager for more. Can't wait for next year's edition!
Onyegbule U.
ImoIFF provided a platform for diverse voices and perspectives from around the globe. I appreciated the opportunity to engage with films that shed light on important social issues and cultural narratives. The organizers deserve commendation for their commitment to showcasing emerging talent alongside established filmmakers. However, I found the scheduling of screenings to be a bit hectic at times, making it challenging to catch all the films I wanted to see. Nonetheless, it was a worthwhile experience that left a lasting impression.
Ayomide B.
Attending ImoIFF was an absolute delight! The selection of films was top-notch, offering a diverse array of stories that captivated and moved audiences. I particularly enjoyed the interactive workshops and Q&A sessions, which provided valuable insights into the filmmaking process. The venue was comfortable, and the organizers ensured a seamless experience for attendees. My only suggestion for improvement would be to include more networking opportunities for filmmakers and industry professionals. Overall, it was a weekend filled with inspiration and cinematic brilliance!
Christian M.