About Us

Benin Film Academy

Benin Film Academy was established in January 2017 by memorandum between Igbinedion University Okada and Nollywood Project 101 owned by veteran director, Lancelot Oduwa imasuen. It is located on 69 Airport Road, facing ITV in Benin City. If you want to build a solid  future in Nollywood, the Benin Film Academy provides you the perfect environment to hone your creative skills. Working closely with leading industry professionals, we offer you a career-focused, cutting edge, practical learning experience.

The Academy offers short courses and masterclasses in various aspects of filmmaking and acting that are certified by the nation’s premier private university, the Igbinedion University, Okada. The Film Academy provides practical, hands-on training with students gaining invaluable experience directing and shooting their own films and an opportunity to serve as integral crew members on projects by Nollywood ace, Lancelot Imasuen.

In their numerous projects, students take on roles such as director, actors, cinematographer, writer and editor and experience first-hand what it’s like to be a part of a film production.

Their production efforts will be exhibiting among students from other parts of the world at the Okada International Students Film Festival. This will be the major window to global recognition to our students.

Students are assured of rarest opportunity to also serve in major Nollywood productions and participate in exchange programmes with our foreign partners while still studying with us. This is intentioned to instill global professional ethics that will stand out our students worldwide.

In our avowed belief in catching them young, the Benin Film Academy also runs annual project for children. This is intended to introduce kids to the rudiments of filmmaking at an age where they can grow with the skill. The BFA Kiddies’ Film Camp will be hosted every summer holiday.

The academy has excellent faculty and also run regular workshops with international partners in radio & TV presentation, crash programmes in camera operation, programme design, SFX Make Up, Screenwriting, production and more, innumerable opportunities to both individuals and radio/tv stations.

Learn from award-winning tutors and Nollywood practitioners with extensive professional experience as actors, directors, cinematographers, camera operators, TV, documentary/factual programming and commercials.

Effort is nothing, result that is everything!

Amb Dr Lancelot Oduwa Imasuen —
Co-Founder/Fimmaker In Charge
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Mission Statement

Our mission is to spot the talent , train and harness the talent, then project and spotlight the talent for global professional competitiveness

Our Core Values

To always be at the forefront of turning raw local talents into mainstream finished product ready for use at the heart of any film, television and content creation center.

Our Philosophy

Our philosophy; study to get they self approved.