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lens The Sheffield DocFest Award

1421 media

Creating content with a conscience

1421 Media is a film production company driving awareness through storytelling to the world’s most pressing issues that affect Africa and her descendants.

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Awani is a pure documentary that encourages active participation in the process of emancipating women in Nigeria, but also globally.

- UNESCO Jury

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Awani is a pure documentary that encourages active participation in the process of emancipating women in Nigeria, but also globally.

- UNESCO Jury

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Lively, confessional and entertaining…

- The Guardian

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Our Impact

15
Countries
40,000+
Streams / Watches
4
Awards
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film festivals

Our first film Awani has been screened at over 15 film festivals around the world

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film awards

Awani has won an Award of Merit from the Impact

documentary Awards as well as a UNESCO Prize from

the Belgium UNESCO commission and  the Africa World

Documentary Audience Award.

Our Journey so Far

SHEFFIELD DOCFEST AWARD (2023)

Our Founder Aderonke Adeola won the Sheffield Doc prize for Best Documentary at the 14th edition of the Durban Film Market ( under the theme African Constellations ) in 2023 for our latest Project Beyond Fela

Durban FilmMart SA Talent Award.

We celebrate our Founder, Director, Screenwriter, and Producer Aderonke Adeola, who won the Durban FilmMart SA Talents Award. Our Film, Darker Side of Afrobeats project will participate at the Pitch and Finance Forum at DFM 2023.

Kosinima Short Film grant

We won a Grant! KOSINIMA is committed to creating new pathways for films to get made and the biggest first step is access to funding and we were opportune to have won the grant to complete our next project Model Citizen.

BEFORE THE LENS (2019)

On November 21st, 2019, 1421 Media held a creative workshop called ‘Before the Lens: THINKING THROUGH PRE PRODUCTION.’ The aim of the workshop was to balance the narrative that technical skills have thrived at the expense of artistic skills in film production but not anymore.

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Our Team

Aderonke Adeola

Founder

Nimi Selekere

Brand Manager

Funmi Coker

Project Manager

Tosin Arise

Operations Manager