OUR FILM DIRECTOR OF THE YEAR, 2021 IS MR DESMOND OVBIAGELE
Desmond Ovbiagele worked in investment banking for over a decade before exiting to pursue a passion for movie production. He wrote, produced and co-directed his debut feature film, Render to Caesar, which was selected to screen in official competition at FESPACO, Africa’s largest film festival, in 2015, as well as at the Pan African Film Festival in Los Angeles. It also received awards for Best Screenplay at the Nollywood Movies Awards and Best of Nollywood (BON) Awards respectively, in addition to the award for Best International Feature Film at the Nile Diaspora International Film Festival in Kampala, Uganda. The Milkmaid, which he also wrote, produced and directed, is his second feature film, winning five Africa Movie Academy Awards in December 2020, including for Best Film.
In December 2020, the Nigerian Official Selection Committee announced The Milkmaid as the country’s official selection for the
93rd Academy Awards in the category of Best International Feature Film.
Render to Caesar (2014)
The Milkmaid (2020)