OWN A FILM

Bring passion projects to life with as low as N500 - $1.3 today

We believe in an inclusive industry. It doesn't matter whether you are a production company, Indie filmmaker, film lover or investor. Own A Film is Nollywood's first equity crowdfunding community that enables members of the public to invest in a film project they believe in with as little as N500 and earn returns once the film is made.

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ABOUT US

Something Great is Happening

Some have ideas and skill sets but have no money. Some have money but have no ideas or skill sets. We have the ideas and the skill set, you have the money. Together, we can OWN A FILM. Our vision is to create a community of enablers via a simple broomstick idea that has grown into an incredible opportunity to make a real impact.

If a broomstick was only made up of one bristle or piece of grass, it would be useless and have no effect on our households at all. ... BUT, because all of the bristle/leaves are joined together, the results are incredible!

Just Like A Broomstick, Power Comes Through Unity! 

 Learn more about equity crowdfunding and your role as an investor

STEP 1

Join community by creating an Account

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STEP 2

Browse through our catalogue of films seeking financing and select a film you believe in and want to see come to life.

STEP 3

Invest

Input the amount you are comfortable with and click on FUND to invest in a film

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STEP 4

Dividend

Receive dividend once the film is made and share with your community

HOW DOES IT WORK? - FILMMAKERS

With a new or additional push of pledges, you can finally make your long-term vision come true. Browse through these simple steps carefully to get funded. If you want help in a different way, simply reach out at info@ownafilm.net

STEP 1

Upload Your Film Proposal and set a Budget

You need to Signup/Login

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STEP 2

Organize Support

Campaign for your film until funding target is met

STEP 3

Receive Funds

Congratulations! What now?

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STEP 4

Equity Payback

Repay Investors

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

HOW DOES IT WORK? - INVESTORS

Investors appreciate a low-risk venture, and crowdfunding offers just that. It's easy to invest in a crowdfunding campaign for a film through a direct online process. Equity crowdfunding allows investors to fund multiple campaigns, which helps them to expand their financial opportunities and diversify their portfolios.

WELCOME TO EXPLORE FILMS

Note: The films below are NOT for equity crowdfunding and the filmmakers are only seeking donations to help bring them to life. To Check out our full catalogue of films you can invest in, click on Explore Films. 

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Frequently asked questions

IS INVESTING IN NOLLYWOOD MOVIES PROFITABLE?


While crowdfunding for films can generate immense returns for investors, they also bear the risk of loss if the film fails to reach the breakeven point. The goal is to carefully examine each film proposals using our Viability Assessment Ratings VAR for each project. VAR enable investors to make better decisions regarding the potential of a film to do well once released. Check out our Explore Films page now for a list of films seeking financing




HOW DOES OWN A FILM WORK


Investors browse through our catalogue of film projects seeking funding and decide to invest in anyone of their choice. Every film project is different and investors get to decide which ones are worth their whiles. Return on investments is usually 10% but can go as high as 20% depending on the filmmakers involved. One strategy used by investors usually is to spread investments across multiple projects with potential for high return. Each contract is a transaction between the filmmakers behind the project and the investors. Own A Film only serves as a facilitator and charges a commission for each film that ends up being made. Learn more




IS OWN A FILM REGULATED?


Yes. We are registered under the Nigerian Security Exchange Commission SEC and the Nigerian Cooperate Affairs Commission CAC as such follow carefully laid down rules of operation by both regulating bodies. We file all quarterly, monthly and yearly reports with the Commissions.




HOW DO I CREATE A STORE ON THE OAF MARKETPLACE?


Select all the options that matches your need. Click Save and Continue. You will instantly be promted to create a new Store witht the info you submitted. Viewers on the marketplace will be able to see the product or service you display and patronise you if they need what you are offerning. You can also go to the Store section of your account to create a new store from there. Check out our own OAF Store




ARE THERE REWARDS FOR CONTRIBUTING?


Absolutely! Equity crowdfunding is not charity, it’s an investment. Investors get to receive dividends as high as 10-20% for their investment. So for instance if you invest N500 you get a return of between N550 - N600, $1.3 - $1.60usd If you invest N10,000 - $20.03usd you get a return of between N10,500 and N11,000 $22.9 - $26usd. Furthermore, most film would have incentives attached such as royalties, premiere invites, production credit at the end of the film, product placement, advertisement opportunities, or a combination of the multiple options listed above. Carefully go through each filmmakers package on the Explore Films page and see what rewards they offer in exchange for investing. For more on calculating returns click calculate returns accurately




WHERE DOES MY MONEY GO AFTER I INVEST?


Own A Film is prohibited by law from touching your money. When you invest, your funds are transferred to an escrow account, in custody of our partners over at Afrinvest, a leading independent investment banking firm with a focus on West Africa. If the fundraise reaches at least half of its target, it is considered a success. Your money will be released to the Filmmakers to make the film. If the fundraising efforts fail to raise up to 50% of the target, it will be refunded to you.




WHAT IS THE MINIMUM AND MAXIMUM CONTRIBUTION AMOUNT?


There is no cap on the maximum amount you can contribute to a project. However, the least amount you can invest is N500. $1.30. However, per the SEC regulations, we can only crowdfund a maximum of N50 million per project. If you have more questions and wish to reach out to us, you can use the chat box on the bottom right of your screen or email us at info@ownafilm.net. No issue is too small. If it matters to you, it matters to us




WHAT DO FILMMAKERS HAVE TO PROVIDE?


The goal is to have a solid project the community is willing to invest in. We are here to help. Set a monetary goal and the amount of time you want to reach it, and tell your campaign's story. You then share your project with the community in hopes of finding backers. You can check documents to upload for a list of the documents you need for your application. You will also need to be creative enough with your offer to potential investors. Incentives like free tickets, premiere invites, advertisement or product placement spots go a long way




IS MY DONATION TAX DEDUCTIBLE?


Every investment on ownafilm.net comes with its standard legal tax obligations.




VAIBILITY ASSESMENT RATINGS VAR. WHAT IS IT?


Because we want a strong and inclusive community, OAF lets its own community asses every submitted project and produce a community score between 1- 10. This is usually helpful to investors. Learn more




CAN I GET A REFUND?


A refund is only possible while crowdfunding efforts for the particular project are still ongoing or if the fundraising effort fail to reach 50% of its target. Once a film has met its target, the portal for contributions is closed and a refund is no longer possible.




I AM NOT IN NIGERIA. CAN I INVEST?


Yes, we recognize and appreciate the Nollywood global community and have adopted international friendly payment systems. So whether you are in South Africa, Europe or the Americas we welcome you to the Own a Film community





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