NIFS 2022 to focus on Streaming Wars

By Content Nigeria reporter
August 19, 2022


This year’s Nigerian International Film & TV Summit (NIFS), which is taking place in Lagos from August 29 to September 1, will have a particular focus on the so-called Streaming Wars.

Ijeoma Onah

The event aims to enlighten people about the industry and create opportunities for people to network and connect to grow the sector. The theme for 2022’s edition is ‘Streaming Wars: The implications on future of content monetisation for film and TV content,’ referring to the huge increase of direct-to-consumer services over the past couple of years.

Discussions will address the challenges, solutions and opportunities that currently exist in film and TV.

NIFS has also partnered with Animation Nigeria and the French Embassy to present the Animation Focus Session. This will address issues surrounding investment in Nigerian animation and spotlight the achievements of the Nigerian animation industry for financiers and investors.

Keynote speakers include John Momoh, chairman of Channels Media Group; Ayanna Lonian, director of content acquisition and head of WW major studio licensing strategy at Amazon Prime Video; Bola Atta, executive producer at Lagos-based online network RedTV; and Ope Ajayi, chairman of the Cinemas Exhibitor Association of Nigeria.

Also speaking at NIFS are are Joy Odiete, president/CEO at Blue Pictures Distribution; Femi Odugbemi, founder/executive at Zuri 24 Media; Obi Emelonye, filmmaker at The Nollywood Factory; Adedayo Thomas, CEO of the National Film & Video Censors Board; Moses Babatope, MD of FilmOne Entertainment; Obi Asika, CEO of Cabal entertainment; Biodun Stephen, filmmaker at Shutterspeed Projects; and Jade Osiberu, founder of GREOH Studios.

There will also be a scriptwriting session called UK-Nigeria Scriptwriting Workshop, in partnership with the British Film Institute, aimed at giving writers the opportunity to hone their craft and make connections with other writers.

NIFS founder and SuperTV CEO Ijeoma Onah said: “The three-day NIFS event will provide the perfect platform to tackle critical industry issues, make connections and chart a defined course for the film and TV business as the streaming wars unfold across the Nigerian film and media landscape.”

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