Village Arts & Film Festival (VILLAFFEST) is a non-profit organization created to give back to the African Independent Indigenous film community and to local Art Creatives in Owerri, Nigeria. This is one of its kind to showcase films and arts that are influenced by African culture. VILLAFFEST would showcase the artistry and the tireless efforts of some of the best independent artists, exposing them to the International Stage and proving that it “Takes a Village to raise Creatives.”

During the festival VILLAFFEST would embark on Screening Indigenous films that were selected to the festival; hold a Symposium on Cinema; provide film workshops and making of short films with new talents discovered before the festival; exhibit visual arts and costumes; provide master classes for arts and film; and recognize outstanding films and artists during the awards ceremony on the closing night .

Film Screening



Imo Art Village

Imo Art Village


Imo Art Village

Awards Ceremony


Visual Art, Music, or Poetry must be indigenous to any African culture.

Fashion design must be native wears.

Film should reflect village settings or done in African language or Pidgin English.

Jury Award winners will be selected by a panel of active artistic and film professionals.

All work would go through a screening process and are reviewed by at least three members of the selection committee.


  • Best Narrative Feature
  • Best Documentary Feature
  • Best Narrative Short
  • Best Documentary Short
  • Best Director
  • Best Actor
  • Best Actress
  • Best Emerging Filmmaker
  • Best Cinematography
  • Best Original Score
  • Best Costume
  • Best Screenplay
  • Best Sculptor
  • Best Visual Artist
  • Best Musician
  • Best Costume Designer
  • Best Indigenous Poet
  • Best Emerging Artist

  • Indegious Film Legend
  • Indegious Music Legend