The nominees list of the Pearl International Film Festival 2018 is out.  The 8th Edition of the festival will be held at the National Theatre in Kampala-Uganda on 16th November 2018. The festival is an all-arts affair, with a week of workshops, exhibition, screenings of local cinema and an awarding evening Gala. The festival also…

The Kalasha International Film & TV Awards 2018 nominees were unveiled on Wednesday October 17th 2018, at the Prestige Cinema in Nairobi – Kenya. In what has grown to be called ‘Kenya’s Oscars’, the 8th Kalasha TV & Film Awards 2018 will be held later this year. Here’s the full list of nominees and public…

In its 5th year, Udada is a festival of reflection, looking to past successes and challenges to evolve a grander future. Udada’s concentration is to develop an ecosystem of quality, accessibility and sustainability for participating filmmakers and audiences. The theme for 2018 is: “If We Ran The World…Then, We Need To Tell The Stories We Have…

‘Why Me’ a student film by Davis Rono is a short film that’s based on Dave, a student who is a sitting his Kenya National Exams final, K.C.S.E. He is forced to leave his friends and start studying for the exam. After months of studying really hard he does an exam and fails terribly. He…

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…

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