Mildred Okwo is a respected Nigerian film Director and Producer whose films have been nominated and won several prestigious awards including AMVCA, AMAA, NMA and “Publix du Prix” at Nollywood Paris.
A former Los Angeles litigation lawyer, her film “The Meeting” was one of the top box-office draws of 2012 and set a quality standard for new Nollywood films in the country. Mildred shot her first film 30 Days in 2005. The film received 9 AMAA nominations.
In 2016, Okwo was named one of “50 Women Shaping Africa” by influential international women’s magazine Elle Magazine and 100 Most influential people in Nigeria by Y’Naija.com. She is a founding member of the Nigerian Oscar Selection committee and was recently featured in a BBC documentary about female Film Directors in Nigeria.
Okwo has served as jury member for 2020 Aswan Women’s International Film Festival, Africa Movie Viewers Choice Awards (AMVCA) Africa International Film festival (AFRIFF) and Golden Movie Africa Awards.
Mildred’s has currently finished filming her 4 feature film Project “La Femme Anjola”, a neo noir film with an African twist. The film is set in Lagos and Cape town and stars Rita Dominic, Mumbi Maina and Nonso Bassey.
Trailer for La Femme Anjola https://www.youtube.com/watch v=XFUtwbjTxb8&authuser=0