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…

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…

The 2018 edition of the Cape Town International Film Market and Festival will take place from October 9th – 19th 2018 at venues across the V & A Waterfront in Cape Town. As part the CTIFMF’s outreach efforts and in keeping with its theme, of CREATE, COLLABORATE, CELEBRATE, a number of key programs, all designed…

The Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards, AMVCAs 2018, was held on Saturday night at the Eko Hotels and Suites in Lagos,Nigeria. The star studded ceremony was lit with glitz and glam as filmmakers, actors, celebrities and invited guests graced the red carpet in all glamour and poise. Being the 6th annual awards, the AMVCA is…

It’s that time again. Time to celebrate film and filmmakers, celebrating milestones and achievements. The Riverwood Academy Awards Nominees have been unveiled today the Alliance Francaise in Nairobi.   This year’s awards will be officially sponsored by the Kenya Film Classification Board (KFCB). The awards ceremony will be held in Kisumu city on 15th September…

The Africa Movie Academy Awards (AMAA) nominees were unveiled on August 4th 2018 at The Wheatbaker hotel in Ikoyi, Lagos-Nigeria.     Among the nominees from East Africa is ‘18 Hours’ directed by Njue Kevin from Kenya and ‘Tunu’ by Jordan Riber from Tanzania as well as the documentary ‘Silas’ a collaboration between Kenya &…