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All Is Set For Second Edition Of Ibadan International Film Festival In September 

Lights, camera, action! The stage is set, and the excitement is palpable as the Ibadan International Film Festival (IIFF) gears up to mesmerize audiences during its second edition from September 21st to September 23rd, 2023. The festival will take place at theBUNKer, situated in Ibadan, the second largest city in Africa.

This year’s IIFF promises to deliver an exhilarating cinematic experience under the banner of the theme “Think Local, Shoot Global.” The festival celebrates the vibrancy of local stories while embracing the universal language of cinema, showcasing the boundless power of film to transcend borders and unite diverse cultures worldwide.

Filmmakers, industry executives, actors, marketers, students, and film enthusiasts from every corner of the globe are extended a warm invitation to participate in this extraordinary cinematic celebration. At its heart, “Think Local, Shoot Global” encapsulates IIFF’s commitment to spotlighting unique cultural narratives from diverse regions while acknowledging the profound ability of film to foster global connectivity.

During the three-day extravaganza, IIFF will feature an impressive lineup of short and featured films, showcasing the works of filmmakers from all walks of life. These creations will be thoughtfully reviewed and discussed by directors, distributors, actors, movie producers, and impassioned audiences.

Since its inception in 2022, the Ibadan International Film Festival has rapidly risen to prominence as a prestigious cinematic event, elevating the art of cinema and facilitating cultural exchange. Beyond being a platform for filmmakers to showcase their creations to a global audience, the festival has also become a melting pot of learning and networking opportunities.

Key highlights of the Ibadan International Film Festival 2023 include:

1. Global Perspectives in Local Stories: The festival urges filmmakers to embark on a journey within their communities, drawing inspiration from local customs, traditions, and experiences. The ultimate goal is to present authentic local stories on the global stage, fostering cross-cultural understanding and appreciation.

2. Bridging Borders through Filmmaking: IIFF aims to dismantle cultural barriers and build bridges between different societies. By embracing the universal language of cinema, filmmakers have the unique opportunity to create narratives that resonate with audiences worldwide, fostering a profound sense of shared humanity.

3. Spotlight on Indigenous Voices: As an integral part of the “Think Local, Shoot Global” theme, IIFF is dedicated to amplifying the voices of Indigenous filmmakers and shedding light on their unique perspectives and narratives. Their stories enrich the fabric of global cinema and deserve to be heard and celebrated.

4. Diversity in Filmmaking: IIFF has always championed diversity and inclusivity in filmmaking. This year’s festival is eagerly anticipated to feature a vibrant array of films representing various genres, languages, and cultural backgrounds, contributing to the tapestry of global cinema.

5. Workshops and Masterclasses: Enthusiastic filmmakers will have access to a series of educational workshops and masterclasses led by industry experts. These sessions promise to provide invaluable insights and skills that will further enhance their craft.

6. Sustainable Filmmaking: True to its commitment to sustainability, Ibadan International Film Festival will explore ways in which filmmakers can contribute to a more environmentally conscious film industry. The festival aims to inspire eco-friendly practices without compromising creativity.

The clock is ticking, and the countdown to this remarkable celebration of cinematic storytelling and cultural exchange has begun. As we embrace the mantra of “Think Local, Shoot Global,” we recognize the power of film to create an impact that reaches far beyond the silver screen.

For more information and to be a part of this unforgettable event, please visit the official website at or contact us at

About Ibadan International Film Festival (IIFF):

The Ibadan International Film Festival is an esteemed cinematic event held annually in Ibadan, Nigeria. Since its inception in 2022, the festival has celebrated the art of filmmaking, cultural diversity, and global collaboration. IIFF provides a platform for filmmakers to showcase their works to a global audience, fostering cross-cultural understanding and appreciation through the universal language of cinema.

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