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Freiburger Film Forum – Festival of Transcultural Cinema, May 6-16 2021 @ Home

Dates: May 6-16, 2021

Medium: Online

Some of the featured Kenyan films include: The Letter, Coachez, If Objects Could Speak and Tales of the Accidental City.


With 30 films stretched over 10 Days, the 2021 edition will take a closer look at a broad variety of socio-cultural topics: everyday lives, working conditions, experiences of migration, consequences of economic growth and questions of diverse cultural identities. Next to feature documentaries and fictions from established filmmakers, the students’ platform will present a careful selection of debut films from all over the globe that are deeply personal, sensitive and committed to a cause. Some of the featured Kenyan films include: The LetterCoachez, If Objects Could Speak and Tales of the Accidental City

For the first time, this year’s edition allows us to watch online and discuss films together from various corners of the world, which has resulted in the addition of an exciting new facet to the festival: #FIFOJUNCTIONS! Partnering with DAP (Documentary Association Pakistan) and our friends from DocuBox in Nairobi, Kenya, we will use this opportunity to screen films simultaneously in these locations and discuss them from multiple perspectives.  

In addition to this collaboration with our partners in Kenya and Pakistan, other highlights from our program include: a panel on colonial heritage in Kenya and Germany, a workshop on Chinese weavings, a historic radio piece on the banlieues of Paris and a participative performance on African orature.  

Throughout the festival – from May 6 to May 16 – all films will be available to screen from home and will be free to view in Kenya. As the films will be live streamed from our cinema to your living rooms, they can be watched simultaneously worldwide. Following the live stream, there is also the opportunity for all viewers to participate in live, post-screening film discussions via zoom.

May 4, 2021 at 10:12 am Leave a comment

Out of Town: Sound and Light Show, Every Week-end @ Fort Jesus, Mombasa

Dates: Every Weekend (Every Friday, Saturday and Sunday)
Venue: Fort Jesus, Mombasa
Time: 7PM

Duration: 60 Minutes

The 40-minute Fort Jesus multimedia show is an enchanting experience which will take
your breath away, with 3D projection mapping, holograms, lasers, fire, water and designer

The show will take you through the realm of history from 15th Century to 21st Century
in 3D, bringing the fort to life and enchanting your imagination.

February 11, 2021 at 10:10 am Leave a comment

Screenings: Monday Movie Nights with Mugambi Nthiga – Oscar Snubs Vol. 1, Every Monday Evening @ K1 Klub – Parklands

Dates: Every Monday Evening
Time: 7.30 pm
Venue: K1 Klub House, Parklands
Entry: Free

February 9, 2020 at 4:37 pm Leave a comment

Screening: The Food Challenge on World Food Day, Oct. 16 2019 @ Louis Leakey Auditorium – Nairobi National Museum

Date: October 16, 2019
Venue: Louis Leakey Auditorium – Nairobi National Museum
Time: 16:30

October 8, 2019 at 12:47 pm Leave a comment

Kenya Premiere: Kifaru, Oct. 24 2019 @ Trademark Hotel – Village Market

Ol Pejeta Conservancy and Trademark Hotel Present:

The Kenyan Premiere of Kifaru – an award winning documentary about Sudan, the last male northern white Rhino.

Date: October 24, 2019
Venue: the Trademark Hotel, Village Market – Nairobi
Time: 6.30-10.30 pm

Ticket Prices: Advance KES 3,500/- (Until October 1st), Regular KES 4,000/- and VIP KES 5,000/ available, here

PS: Advance tickets are on sale until October 1st, 2019

The film is centered on the last male northern white rhino Sudan who died in 2018 rendering the species functionally extinct. It allows viewers to experience the joys and pitfalls of conservation first-hand through the lens of the men that look into the eyes of extinction on a daily basis.

The evening will start off with a reception and drink with the rhino caregivers, a raffle, followed by a silent auction – and will end with the screening. There will also be sale of merchandise throughout the evening.

The primary purpose of this movie première is to raise awareness towards conservation while at the same time, raising critical donations for ranger welfare on Ol Pejeta Conservancy.

For more information, visit Ol Pejeta website and Kifaru the film.

September 26, 2019 at 4:28 pm Leave a comment

Pop-up Cinema/Screening: Free Solo by Unseen Nairobi, Sept. 14 2019 @ Alpha Fit Gym – Ngong Road

Date: September 14, 2019
Venue: Alpha Fit gym, Ngong Road
Tickets: Available, here

Unseen Nairobi is popping up again to screen the multi award winning FREE SOLO.

“FREE SOLO is less about climbing than it is about living. An extraordinary gift to everyone who believes that the limit of human achievement is far from being reached.” THE NEW YORK TIMES

Please join us at the appropriate setting, Alpha Fit gym on Ngong Road to experience this epic feature this September, Saturday 14th. The doors open from 6 pm for sundowners and pizza, and the screening starts at 8pm.

From award-winning documentary filmmaker E. Chai Vasarhelyi (“MERU”) and world-renowned photographer and mountaineer Jimmy Chin comes National Geographic Documentary Film’s FREE SOLO, a stunning, intimate and unflinching portrait of the free soloist climber Alex Honnold, as he prepares to achieve his lifelong dream: climbing the face of the world’s most famous rock … the 3,000ft El Capitan in Yosemite National Park … without a rope.

Another unusual location with music, sundowners and fresh pizza from the charcoal oven, we can’t wait to see you all there!

September 9, 2019 at 12:21 pm Leave a comment

Chinese Film Week, Sept. 2-6 2019 @ Taifa Hall – University of Nairobi

Dates: September 2-6, 2019
Venue: Taifa Hall, University of Nairobi
Entry: Free

September 4, 2019 at 12:05 pm Leave a comment

Opera on Screen: Don Giovanni by Jean-François Sivadier, Aug. 14 2019 @ Alliance Française

Date: August 14, 2019
Venue: Alliance Française
Time: from 7 pm
Entry: Free

Don Juan has been portrayed as a sex addict, a champion of freedom or as a ‘great lord but wicked man’. Of all the manifestations of this myth, Mozart’s Don Giovanni seems the most timeless brilliantly combining stark human tragedy and touching comedy

In this new production, conducted by the acclaimed maestro Jérémie Rhorer, the director Jean-François Sivadier propels Don Giovanni through his lusty adventures at a whirlwind pace, pursued by those he has wronged.

August 1, 2019 at 2:20 pm 1 comment

Movie Night hosted by Mugambi Nthiga, Every Monday @ K1 Klub House – Parklands

Dates: Every Monday
Venue: K1 Klub House
Time: 7:30PM – 10:30PM
Charges: Free

This month’s Movie Night Monday will be screening Meryl Streep’s classics, hosted by Mugambi Nthiga.

BOGOF on beers, shots and wine by the glass! It doesn’t get better than this!
See you there!

August 1, 2019 at 2:19 pm Leave a comment

Screening: German Film Evening with English Subtitles – ‘Der Amerikanische Freund’, Jul. 24 2019 @ Goethe Institut

Date: July 24, 2019
Venue: Goethe Institut
Time: 6 pm
Admission is free.

The film will be screened in the original language, with English subtitles.

July 23, 2019 at 11:39 am Leave a comment

Opera on Screen, Jul. 17 2019 @ Alliance Française Gardens

Date: July 17, 2019
Venue: Alliance Française
Time: 7 pm
Entry: Free

We will be showing George Bizet’s famous opera ‘Carmen’ in partnership with the Festival Aix-en-Provence, a leading opera Festival that has been running annually since 1948. Join us for an immersive experience to the captivating music from ‘Carmen’, in a relaxed and informal setting.

A once in a lifetime experience to catch international ballet dancers on the Alliance Française garden stage from leading Ballet companies including Zurich Ballet, Les Grands Ballets Candiens, Royal Danish Ballet and the Staatsballet Oldenburg Germany.

The Russian director, Dmitri Tcherniakov gives a dark modern twist to George Bizet’s famous opera ‘Carmen’. An experimental new form of private therapy for couples offers lavish role-playing sessions to refresh failing marriages. The sulking husband will be Don José; his irritating wife seizes the role of Micaëla.

Dmitri Tcherniakov was named ‘Director of the Year’ for this unconventional production by a jury composed of independent music critics for the German magazine ‘Opernwelt’. The Orchestre de Paris, under the baton of Spanish conductor Pablo Heras-Casado, gives a crisp yet fiery reading of Bizet’s dazzling melodies.

July 17, 2019 at 11:30 am Leave a comment

Unseen Pop-up Cinema: Liyana, Mar. 23 2019 @ Circle Art Gallery

Date: March 23, 2019
Venue: Circle Art Gallery – 910 James Gichuru Road
Time: 5.30 – 11.30 pm
Tickets: Film – KES 700/-, Film & Food KES 1,300/- (Available, here)

This Saturday Unseen Nairobi organises it’s third event.

Popping up in the garden of Circle Art Gallery, we will be screening the magical and brilliant film LIYANA. For more information, visit the Facebook event page

March 20, 2019 at 10:36 am Leave a comment

Screening: Arab Cinema, Mar. 12 & 19 2019 @ the Alchemist Bar – Westlands

Dates: March 12 & 19, 2019
Venue: the Alchemist Bar – Westlands

March 6, 2019 at 6:07 pm Leave a comment

Out of Town: Francophonie Film Festival and FlipFlop Boat Exhibition, Mar. 11-16 2019 @ Alliance Française – Mombasa

Dates: March 11-16, 2019
Venue: Alliance Française – Mombasa

March 6, 2019 at 6:06 pm Leave a comment

Concert/Exhibition: A Colourful Connection – A French/Kenyan Arts Exchange, Jan. 16 2019 @ Alliance Française de Nairobi

Date: Wednesday, January 16, 2019
Venue: Alliance Française de Nairobi, Loita/Monrovia Streets
Time: 6.30pm

Exhibition runs until 27 January 2019

A COLOURFUL CONNECTION: A French/Kenyan Arts Exchange – Live concert, live painting, exhibition, video projection presented by Switch-A-Roo featuring French and Kenyan visual artists and musicians.

January 12, 2019 at 10:22 am Leave a comment

Pawa Festival: Art in the Streets (of Nairobi), Dec. 23 2018 @ Koinange Street – Nairobi

Date: December 23, 2018
Venue: Koinange Street, Nairobi
Time: 10 am – 10 pm
Entry: Free

December 18, 2018 at 2:59 pm Leave a comment

Screening: The Long Road to War (Presented by the Embassy of Serbia), Nov. 24 2018 @ Alliance Française Auditorium

Date: November 24, 2018
Venue: Alliance Française Auditorium
Time: 6 pm
Free Entry

Presented by the Embassy of Serbia in Kenya.

November 22, 2018 at 11:44 am Leave a comment

Screening: 2nd Edition of Sherekea (Israeli) Film Festival, Nov. 15-17 2018 @ the National Museums of Kenya

Dates: November 15-17, 2018
Venue: the National Museums of Kenya

For more information, visit the festival Facebook page

November 15, 2018 at 12:24 pm Leave a comment

Screening: UNSEEN Pop-up cinema – East African Premiere of the Documentary MATANGI / MAYA / M.I.A., Oct. 27 2018 @ Nairobi Railway Museum – Railways

Date: October 27, 2018
Venue: Nairobi Railway Museum, Railways
Time: 5.30-11.30 pm
Tickets: Film & food Kes 1,300/-, and Kes 800/- film only. (Available here)

On October 27th, UNSEEN Nairobi organises its second event. Popping up between the old wagons at the Nairobi Railway Museum, we will be screening the East African premiere of the documentary MATANGI / MAYA / M.I.A.

For more information visit the link to the Facebook event page.

October 18, 2018 at 11:12 am Leave a comment

Screening/Brazilian Film Festival: Boy and the World, Oct. 23 2018 @ Michael Joseph Centre

Date: October 23, 2018
Venue: MJ Centre, Safaricom House
Time: 6 pm
Free Entry

PS: Parking lot is available. Please share your full name and ID number plus car registration details, if you will be driving to the MJ Centre – for security clearance and parking reservation.
Telephone: 0722 005 890 | E-mail:

October 11, 2018 at 1:56 pm Leave a comment

Screening/Brazilian Film Festival: Nise – The Heart of Madness, Oct. 16 2018 @ Michael Joseph Centre – Safaricom House

Date: October 16, 2018
Venue: MJ Centre, Safaricom House
Time: 6 pm
Entry: Free

PS: Parking lot is available. Please share your full name and ID number plus car registration details, if you will be driving to the MJ Centre – for security clearance and parking reservation.
Telephone: 0722 005 890 | E-mail:

October 11, 2018 at 1:54 pm Leave a comment

Screening/Brazilian Film Festival: Gabriel and the Mountain, Oct. 13 2018 @ Alliance Française Auditorium

Date: October 13, 2018
Venue: Alliance Française Auditorium
Time: 4 pm
Entry: Free

October 9, 2018 at 11:42 am Leave a comment

French Film Festival 2018, Oct. 8-11 2018 @ Alliance Française Auditorium

Dates: October 8-11, 2018
Venue: Alliance Française Auditorium
Time: 6.30 pm
Entry: Free

October 4, 2018 at 10:44 am Leave a comment

European Film Festival Screening: Iqbal Farouk and the Secret Recipe & the Perfect Strangers, Sept. 28 2018 @ the German School

Date: September 28, 2018
Venue: the German School, Nairobi
Time: 2 pm and 6.30 pm, respectively
Entry: Prior RSVP (

The European Film Festival + and the German School Nairobi invite you to the screening of two films, Iqbal Farouk and the Secret Recipe, a children’s comedy which will be showing from 2:00 p.m followed by a series of short films and the Perfect Strangers, an Italian comedy intended for an adult audience, which will start at 6:30 p.m.

Please RSVP for the evening film.

Check out the short synopsis of both films from the European Film Festival’s Facebook page

Presented by European Union Delegation in Kenya and The Deutche Schule Nairobi

September 27, 2018 at 3:01 pm Leave a comment

Film Screening: Rafiki, Sept. 28-29 2018 @ Goethe Institut – Nairobi

Dates: September 28-29, 2018
Venue: Goethe Institut – Nairobi
Time: Friday, September 28, 2018 – 3 pm and Saturday, September 29, 2018 – 12 Noon
Entry: Free

September 26, 2018 at 12:15 pm Leave a comment

Screening: Accidental Anarchist, Sept. 18 2018 @ Alliance Française Auditorium

Date: September 18, 2018
Venue: Alliance Française Auditorium
Time: 6.30 pm
Entry: Free

September 17, 2018 at 3:35 pm Leave a comment

UNSEEN Pop-up Cinema Screening: Tanzania Transit, Aug. 25 2018 @ the Sarakasi Dome Rooftop

Date: August 25, 2018
Venue: Sarakasi Dome Rooftop

On August 25th, UNSEEN Nairobi organises a one off rooftop cinema. Popping up at the Sarakasi Dome rooftop, we will be screening the Kenyan premiere of the documentary Tanzania Transit.

Some more info on the event can be found at, here

August 17, 2018 at 1:48 pm Leave a comment

Watch the World Cup at the Zing Lounge & Bar (dusitD2 nairobi) And Stand a Chance to Win a Trip for 2 to dusitD2 Kenz Hotel, Dubai. Until Jul. 15 2018 @ dusitD2 nairobi

Dates: Until July 15, 2018
Venue: Zing Lounge & Bar, dusitD2 nairobi

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Make your prediction on our Facebook Page, the first person to get it right wins!

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Catch all the games of the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia LIVE and on BIG SCREEN at the #ZING Lounge and Bar.

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July 9, 2018 at 1:07 pm Leave a comment

Screening of the Award – Winning Biopic Documentary: Jane, Jul. 7 2018 @ Tamarind Tree Hotel – Off Langata Road

Date: July 7, 2018
Venue: Tamarind Tree Hotel – Off Langata Road
Time: 6.30 for 7 pm
Tickets: Kes 4,000/-

July 3, 2018 at 11:17 am Leave a comment

Screening: Korean Film Festival, Jul. 2-4 2018 @ Alliance Française Auditorium

Dates: July 2-4, 2018
Venue: Alliance Française Auditorium
Time: from 5 pm – 9 pm
Free Entry

July 2, 2018 at 5:02 pm Leave a comment

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