Joy [dir. S. Onita]

  • Joy [dir. S. Onita]
Genre : Drama
Type : Fiction
Original title :
Principal country concerned : Column : Cinema/tv
Year of production : 2015
Format : Short
Running time : 15 (in minutes)

A Nigerian woman living in America, struggles to convince her traditionalist husband not to circumcise their ten-year-old daughter.

A film by Solomon Onita Jr.

Nigeria, 2015, short Drama, 15 mins, in English

starring Bayo Akinfemi, Sope Aluko,

JOY - Teaser from Solomon Onita Jr. on Vimeo.

Genres: Drama

Release Date: January 1st, 2015

Bayo Akinfemi / Gabriel
Sope Aluko / Fimi

Produced by Elsie Dortelus & Terrance Grant

Written and Directed by Solomon Onita Jr.
Cinematographer: Mike Buchbauer
Film Editor : Solomon Onita Jr.
Music by Sam Garner
Production Design by Jake Sheets

*Official Selection American Black Film Festival - NEW YORK
(HBO Short Film Competitions Finalist)
*Official Selection BlackStar Film Festival - PHILADELPHIA
*Official Selection Black Harvest Film Festival - CHICAGO
*Official Selection SAG Foundation Short Film Showcase - LOS ANGELES
*Official Selection Los Angeles International Short Film Festival - LOS ANGELES
*Official Selection Film Outside the Frame - LOS ANGELES
(Best Picture, Best Director, Best Screenplay)
*Official Selection Twin Cites Black Film Festival - MINNEAPOLIS
*Official Selection Dallas Video Fest - DALLAS
*Official Selection African International Film Festival - LAGOS, NIGERIA
(Best Student Short Film Award)
*Official Selection St. Louis International Film Festival - ST. LOUIS
*Official Selection 23rd African Diaspora International Film Festival - NEW YORK
*Official Selection 30th Annual Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival - FORT LAUDERDALE, FL
(Bronze Student Award Winner)
*Official Selection Filmstock Film Festival - TEMPE, AZ
*Official Selection Toronto Black Film Festival - TORONTO
*Official Selection Bronx International Film Festival - BRONX, NY
*Official Selection Colourfest Film Festival - AUSTRALIA
*Official Selection Pan African Film Festival - LOS ANGELES, CA
*Official Selection Luxor African Film Festival - LUXOR, EGYPT
(Best Student Short Film Award)
*Official Selection Experience Arlington Cinema 2016 - ARLINGTON, TX
*Official Selection 9th Annual International WAMMFest - TOWSON, MD
*Official Selection African Folklore Film Festival - LITTLE ROCK, AR
*Official Selection Nollywoodweek Paris Film Festival - PARIS, FRANCE
*Official Selection New Voices at BAM - BROOKLYN, NY
*Official Selection 49th Annual WorldFest-Houston International Film - HOUSTON, TX
(REMI Award Winner)
*Official Selection Afreaka Festival, "Meetings Between Brazil and Contemporary Africa" - BRAZIL
*Official Selection SEWSA conference at Winthrop University - ROCK HILL, SC


  • Arterial network
  • Media, Sports and Entertainment Group (MSE)
  • Gens de la Caraïbe
  • Groupe 30 Afrique
  • Alliance Française VANUATU
  • Zimbabwe : Culture Fund Of Zimbabwe Trust
  • RDC : Groupe TACCEMS
  • Rwanda : Positive Production
  • Togo : Kadam Kadam
  • Niger : ONG Culture Art Humanité
  • Collectif 2004 Images
  • Africultures Burkina-Faso
  • Bénincultures / Editions Plurielles
  • Africiné
  • Afrilivres

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