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Rotimi Adelola’s The New Patriots selected for Five Continents Film Festival


A scene from The New Patriots

A new social impact movie, The New Patriots, has been officially selected for the 2021 Five Continents International Film Festival, Venezuela, in the drama feature film category.

It is the only feature film from Africa selected for the next edition of the prestigious international festival.

The New Patriots is set in a fictional tiny country called the Republic of Aruguna. The movie demonstrates the disenchantment of the youth with the sociopolitical situation in their country and the nonviolent strategy mobilised to confront the problem.


The movie parades top grade actors such as Akin Lewis, Lateef Adedimeji, Bimbo Oshin, Dele Odule, Taiwo Ibikunle and other talented thespians.

The movie was directed by Adebayo Tijani and Terry Ayebo and produced by Dr. Rotimi Adelola of Number 9 Film Studio.

Five Continents International Film Festival is an online festival, with live screenings of the winning films. It is a monthly festival of world cinematography, where feature films, short films, videoclips, webseries and video arts from all over the world come together to compete for the various prizes of the festival. In addition, they obtain the greater satisfaction of a filmmaker; that the public sees his work. Therefore, there is a prize that is granted by subscribers, when viewing the film.

The filmmaker can choose not to place his film for online viewing, in this way, will not participate in the audience prize.


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