The film industry as a tool for national mobilization towards nation building is enormous. it serves as a means of communicating, informing, enlightening, educating the populace. It also serves a vehicle for projecting the richness of the nation's art and culture as well as natural endowments to th outside world. Film is not only an art but also an industry serving as a source of wealth creation and employment generation.
It was in recognition of these potentials of film as a tool for nation development that the Federal Government in 1979, established the Nigerian Film Corporation through Decree (Act) No. 61 of 1979, as a parastatal under the Federal Ministry of Information.
The Act empowers the Corporation to lay a solid foundation for the development of a virile and sustainable film industry and cinema culture in Nigeria. TheCorporation has the the responsibilty of planing, promoting and organising an integrated and efficient film industry in Nigeria, in accordance with the broad socio-economic policies and objectives laid down by the Federal Government from time to time.
The Vision of the Corporation is to drive the development of a vibrant motion picture industry that promotes Nigerian cinema heritage globally
Creating an enabling environment for the sustainability development and promotion of the Motion Picture Industry in Nigeria.
Therefore, the Nigerian Film Corporation is the sole film agency charged with the responsibility of creating the enabling environment that promotes creativity, development and opportunity in the Nigerian Motion Picture Industry.