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The 2016 edition of the Slum Film Festival, taking place from 22nd to 26th August, focuses on the various achievements that have been made in the past decade through the Millennium Development Goals, and aims to promote citizen engagement with regards to the newly formulated Sustainable Development Goals.
For 5 days, the communities in Mathare, Kibera, Kawangware and Mukuru will be treated to a repertoire of films from 70 countries around the world – some of which were nominated in the festival and others that are pre-selected for screening by the 2016 panel of judges. The community screenings will focus on short stories representing and exploring slum realities.
For more information on the 2016 edition of the Slum Film Festival: http://www.slumfilmfestival.net/about-sff2016/
A funny & moving film about the world’s worst football team!
For the programme and more info. visit the festival’s website: http://slumfilmfestival.net/
Film Aid 7th Film Festival 2013 – The Right to Tell Our Stories, Aug. 21-23 2013 @ Alliance, Kibera & Mathare
Theme of the Festival: The Right to Tell Our Stories
The Mathare Youth Film Festival is the first of its kind in Kenya. MYFF is a youth film competition, but apart from the daily screenings, MYFF will also be a five day workshop, where youth from the Nairobi slums will be taught the essentials of filmmaking.
A key idea in MYFF is to screen films about slum/underdeveloped areas around the globe – from Indian slum suburbs and Mongolian ger camps to Brazilian Favelas and South African townships. The diversity and similarities of the films will shed some light on what life is like being young and living in a slum or underdeveloped area in 2012. The vision is to paint a more updated and less bleak picture of the lives of young people coping, enjoying and living in the slums of the world. For more information: http://myff.atspace.tv/
This is a call for submissions of films shot around or in a slum across the world. Feel free to get in touch with Andreas Juul Johansen: andreasjuuljohansen [at] @gmail.com for more information.
Festival Dates: September 22-29, 2012
Venues: Various [Alliance, the GoDown, Karura Forest, Mathare, Kangemi, Kibera, National Theatre, National Museum]
Tickets: Available at the festival venues & selected outlets
Samosa Festival ‘Unpacked’
Contrary to main assumption SAMOSA Festival is NOT a foodie event BUT a festival that was conceived with the idea of bringing Kenyan’s from all walks of life together to celebrate their cultures and heritage.
This festival is a biennial cultural platform which blends culture, music, poetry, art and drama to convey messages related to the cohesion and integration of our society.
Below is a list of events to look out for;
Moving Photography Exhibition: Kenya’s Beautiful People by Neil Thomas Sept. 20 – 29 @ All Festival Venues
Musical & Performance Workshops for Teenagers Sept. 20-21, 2012 @ the GoDown Arts Centre
Festival Curtain Raiser: Sidi Goma Concert, Sept. 22 2012 @ Alliance
Tickets: ksh 1,200
Outdoor Event/Community Tournament*: Samosa Play, Sept 23 2012 @ Karura Forest
This is an all Day Event which is Open to the public
Sponsors Night: Sidi Goma Concert, Sept. 24 2012 @ National Museum [Invite Only]
Samosa Mobile Cinema, Sept. 24-26 @ Mathare, Kangemi & Kibera respectively
Tides*: Cultural response to Corruption in Kenya, Sept. 25 2012 @ National Theatre
Tickets: Kshs 800
Hadithi*: The Art of Storytelling in Slam Poetry, Sept. 26 2012 @ National Theatre Courtyard
Tickets: Kshs 500
Concert in the Forest*: SAMOSA String & Sculpture, Sept. 27 2012 @ Karura Forest
Tickets: Kshs 1,500
Pigo la Moyo/Heartbeat of Kenya is her People*: Slum Drummers Vs Sidi Goma Vs Dhol Xtacy, Sept 29 2012 @ KICC
Tickets: Adults Kshs 1500, Students with ID Kshs 500 & children under 5 free
For additional information: Festival Website
Tel. contacts: 0728 SAMOSA 
FYI: SAMOSA stands for ‘South Asian Mosaic of Society and the Arts’
Dates: May 10-27, 2012
Venue: Alliance Francaise
Time: Weekdays 5.30 & 7.30pm, Weekends 3, 5.30 & 7.30pm
Tickets: Kshs 50
For more info: Facebook event page
Participating Countries: Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Poland, Serbia, Slovak Republic, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland
Full programme and synopsis of all movies available on the Alliance Francaise website:
For the first time the organizing committee will be presenting community screening in Kibera, Mathare and Korogocho in collaboration with Hot Sun Foundation
The Danish film, Kidnappet (Lost in Africa) which was shot on location in Kibera has been choosen for free community screenings on Saturdays (May 12, 19 & 26)