Nigerian Filmmakers Produced 382 Films In Q4 2021 – Official

The National Film and Video Censors Board (NFVCB) claims to have received and censored 382 films produced by the Nigerian film industry in the last quarter of 2021.

Adedayo Thomas, NFVCB, Executive Director/CEO disclosed in a statement on Wednesday in Abuja.

He said the council’s film censorship and classification department had arrived at the figures and included them in its fourth quarter 2021 report.

Mr Thomas also added that the report also compiled a list of all films submitted to the council across the country.

He said Lagos State had the highest number of films produced for the period, with 181, while Onitsha followed with 96 films and Abuja with 87 films.

A location analysis further shows that Kano had seven while Port Harcourt and Jos recorded three respectively and Benin had five films for the reporting period.

He said an analysis of the fourth quarter reports indicated a marginal increase in the number of films produced from the 375 films by Nigerian filmmakers produced in the third quarter of 2021.

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He said: “The report is to be submitted to the appropriate authority of the federal government for the compilation of the gross domestic product (GDP) of the country for the fourth quarter (Q4) 2021. We are happy that the industry is recovering, after having survived the harsh impact of the COVID 19 pandemic on all sectors of our economy, including the creative sector and the film industry in particular.

“We have introduced virtual censorship platforms to keep the industry functioning so as not to compromise the commercial interests of stakeholders, and it has become an integral part of our operations,” he said.

The NFVCB is a federal government body that regulates the film and video industry in Nigeria. The council is empowered by law to classify all imported or locally produced films and videos.

The board must also tape all film and video releases across the country and record those recorded releases, among other duties.

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