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.
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!
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
Campaign for your film until funding target is met
Congratulations! What now?
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.
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
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?
WHERE DOES MY MONEY GO AFTER I INVEST?
WHAT IS THE MINIMUM AND MAXIMUM CONTRIBUTION AMOUNT?
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