7 Nigerian filmmakers pushing boundaries beyond Nollywood

Story highlights

  • The content being created on the periphery of Nollywood is most likely to cross over internationally
  • It marks a refreshing change from the slap-and-dash charm of Nollywood productions

Nadia Denton is curator of Beyond Nollywood part of the Black Star season at the British Film Institute (BFI) and the author of 'The Nigerian Filmmaker's Guide to Success: Beyond Nollywood'. The opinions expressed in this commentary are solely those of the author.

(CNN)There are some exciting content emerging from the Nigerian film space which is largely obscured from view because it does not fit the Nollywood model. The content on the periphery of Nollywood -- Beyond Nollywood as I have termed it is a growth area within the Nigerian film industry and in my opinion the most likely to cross over internationally.