The Zanzibar International Film Festival (ZIFF) is East Africa’s largest film and arts festival, exhibiting the latest and best films and promoting film talents from across the African continent and beyond. For its 22nd edition the festival is delighted to announce the new heads of ZIFF, influential South African film duo Faith Isiakpere the new…

If the number of entries already received for the Powerpuff Girls (PPG) Awards are anything to go by, then many young girls are quietly playing their roles in society through innovation, creativity and technology.   The PPG Awards were launched in August with the aim to celebrate and empower young African girls between the ages…

We recently went for a film trip to Germany organized and hosted by Goethe Institut and the Federal Government of Germany. The purpose was to get insights into the film industry system of Germany, funding and finance, production, coproduction, development and collaboration. Sounds like a mouth full… We went, we saw, we came back.  …

A Nairobi court has lifted the ban on ”Rafiki’ which challenges deep rooted cynicism about same sex relationships and love.   Issuing her ruling, Justice Wilfrida Okwany said the suspension of the ban by the Kenya Film Classification Board (KFCB) stands for a period of 7 days and that the viewing will be open to willing adults…

Mark Maina Mark Maina is an award winning Kenyan film editor. He is also a director, screenwriter and cinematographer. Throughout his career in the film industry Mark has committed himself to telling creative stories through the mastery and execution of his skills in all his projects. Recently, Maina scooped the award for The Best Picture…

Rehema Nanfuka Rehema Nanfuka is an accomplished actress, filmmaker and director in Uganda. She is famously known for her roles in ‘The Road We Travel’, ‘Queen of Katwe’, ‘Imani’, ‘Imbabazi- The Pardon’ and ‘Haunted Souls’ among others. As an actress she has received multiple awards, Most promising actress 2010 at the African Movie Academy Awards…