The fifth edition of the Benin City Film Festival BCFF’22 comes up on November 24-27, 2022 in the ancient city of Benin. The longest-running film festival in Edo State is acclaimed to have set the pace for the emergence of other film festivals, despite being organized by private individuals.

The maiden edition was declared open by the then Edo State Honorable Commissioner for Arts, Culture, Tourism and Diaspora Affairs on November 14, 2018 at De Civic Centre, Airport Road, Benin City, with the theme:


The theme lecture was delivered by Professor Emmanuel Emasealu of the University of Port Harcourt. The four-day event featured the launch of Amb. Lancelot Oduwa Imasuen’s two projects, namely: “The Benin Fruits Seller” (documentary), and “The Benin Poetry Club”; as well as an exceptionally commanding line-up of films, Seminars and Workshops focusing on women and youths in filmmaking.

There were Awards given at a Gala Night, including the Best Edo language film which was awarded to AGBONAYE, a movie by Peddie Okao. Interested guests were taken on a trip to tourists’ destinations in Edo state, in a programme tagged: CITY TOUR.

Come November 24 to 27, 2022, the ancient city of Benin will yet be agog with activities lined up for the 5th Edition of Benin City Film Festival (BCFF’22) with the theme:


You are cordially invited.

-Benin City Film Festival (BCFF) Team.

By osibanews

Eliel Otote A is an Actor and Filmmaker, with a bias for journalism. He was a freelance feature writer with the Nigerian Observer in the 80's in Benin City, he also presented programmes on both radio and television. Eliel is the Editor and Publisher of OSIBAnews Network Magazine, of which this blog is an affiliate.

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