David Akwara

Lagos, Nigeria

Film Projects


David Akwara is a multiple award wining filmmaker born in Warri, Delta State. Nigeria on the 28th of February 1993. I grew up loving storytelling. When it was time for him to pursue my career path, I abonden studying Law for Film. I decided to follow my passion and make a living out of it. I got admitted Film and Broadcast Academy (FABA), Ozoro, Delta State, where he studied Film and TV Production (2010-2011) . I then forwarded my education to The Academy of Film Acting, Ghana, where I studied Film Directing (2012-2013). I took on my first directing job for a short titled KINGDOM ABLAZE in 2011. The film was screened in my bedroom with a few family and friends. I didn’t fail to mention that it was a wonderful learning experience for him. Since then, I have directed other movies such as REMISSION OF SIN (2012), and SAMBOTITI (2013), with Director Steve Akpesiri, and THE WEEK BEFORE OCTOBER 1st. THE WEEK BEFORE OCTOBER 1st, under my production company CORNER STREET, was screened at the 2014 Kenyan International Film Festival under the student Short Film category. His film IMPALES received 20 official selection around the world and two awards (Afro Film Festival Columbia 2016, TIF Video Challenge Cyrus 2016 , PACAS Spain 2016, RPL Short Film Festival USA 2016, Miami Epic Trailer Festival USA 2016, CBC Africana Studies Independence Film Festival USA 2016, RTF NIGERIA 2017, In Short Film Festival Nigeria 2017, Indie Wise Convention USA 2017, Indie Wise Convention USA, won 2018, Mtn Shortz Award, Won 2018) etc. My recent Short film ‘WORDS ON MARBLE’, has received 7 official selection around the world ( In Short Film Festival Nigeria 2017, STIFF ITALY 2018, Cefalu Film Festival Italy 2018, CCBC Africana Studies Independence Film Festival USA 2018, CoetoNero_noir Short Film Competition Italy 2018). I have made documentary for NGO and private individuals and group in 2019. 2019 is my first year in documentary filmmaking.