Bankole Sodipo, Barrister and a Solicitor and the Senior Partner with the Law firm of G.O. Sodipo & Co. Lagos. He was a member of the 1998 Copyright Drafting Law Committee that prepared the Nigerian Copyright Act 1998. He has contributed to teaching the Masters programme at Queen Mary & Westfield College, University of London and is a visiting guest lecturer at the Nigeria Law School.

Derek Baum is a true creative who believes the motion picture camera is the greatest tool developed to entertain and inspire audiences with every medium at our disposal, digital, TV and Film.

Emem Isong-Misodi is an award-winning, screenwriter, producer and now director in Nollywood. A holder of a Bachelor of Arts degree in Theatre Arts from the University of Calabar, Emem ventured into film making in Nigeria when it was not fashionable to do so. 

Jay Franklyn Jituboh is a Nigerian filmmaker (writer/director/producer) and Author. He has a passion for art, technology and storytelling. He grew up creating characters, drawing comic books, learning computer applications and writing short stories. In 2004, he wrote his first book, “The SIN THEORY” and a couple of other short stories. He always had a passion for film and cinematography and in 2011; he made his transition from a novelist to a screenwriter.

Kevin Nkem Nwankwor is a prominent movie director, writer, producer, and iconic film-maker. He is the CEO of KevStel Productions a film production company with extensive experience creating films from concept to creation, directing, and co-producing original content with global appeal, and creating high quality films for both low and high-budget projects. He is Skilled at building collaborative relationships with both industry leaders, talent, and crew members from across the globe. 

Kunle Afolayan is a Nigerian film director, producer and actor. He is the son of the highly regarded theatre artist and filmmaker Adeyemi Afolayan (Ade Love).

In 2006, he directed the culturally conscious film IRAPADA (REDEMPTION), which showcased his refined sensibilities for the aesthetics of storytelling, which hadn’t been duly represented in his country’s filmmaking landscape. 

Omoni Oboli is an actress, scriptwriter, producer and director. She is a multilingual French Language Graduate from the university of Benin who has featured in several groundbreaking Nollywood movies, including Kunle Afolayan's THE FIGURINE, Lonzo Nzekwe's ANCHOR BABY and many others.

With a background in directing, writing, presenting, producing, and event organization, Shirley Frimpong – Manso brings to African Cinema a rich and varied experience. Shirley joined the media and entertainment industry In Ghana right after completing her advance level education at Mfantsiman Girls Secondary School at age nineteen.

Stephanie Linus is a Nigerian actress/filmmaker with an infectious personality. She has earned a reputation as Africa’s foremost actress, especially in Nollywood, the Nigerian film industry, which The New York Times reported to be the world’s third largest.