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SFF Screenings: ‘Africa Movie Night’, Oct. 2 2017 @ Alliance Française Auditorium

Date: October 2, 2017
Venue: Alliance Française Auditorium
Time: from 6-8pm

Part of the Slum Film Festival 2017, #SFF2017, screenings in Nairobi. Full programme, available, here.


September 26, 2017 at 11:45 am Leave a comment

Slum Film Festival 2016, Aug. 22-26 2016 @ Various Venues in Nairobi

SIFF 2016
Dates: August 22-26, 2016
Venues: Mathare, Kibera, Kawangware and Mukuru

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:

August 23, 2016 at 11:29 am Leave a comment

Screening: Next Goal Wins, May 17 2014 @ Kiboro Primary School, Juja Road – Mathare

EU in Kenya
Date: Saturday May 17, 2014
Venue: Kiboro Primary School, Juja Road, Mathare
Time: 4 pm
Free Entrance

A funny & moving film about the world’s worst football team!

May 15, 2014 at 8:53 am Leave a comment

3rd Slum Film Festival, Until Sept. 9 2013 @ Kibera & Mathare

Slum Film Festival
Dates: August 26 – September 9, 2013
Venue: Kibera & Mathare

SFF 3rd Edition Trailer from Slum Film Festival on Vimeo.

For the programme and more info. visit the festival’s website:

September 7, 2013 at 3:37 pm Leave a comment

Film Aid 7th Film Festival 2013 – The Right to Tell Our Stories, Aug. 21-23 2013 @ Alliance, Kibera & Mathare

Film Aid Festival NBO
Dates: August 21-23, 2013
Venue: Alliance, Kibera & Mathare

Theme of the Festival: The Right to Tell Our Stories

Film Aid Festival: Movies, Documentaries, Film by Refugees, Award Ceremonies, Panel Discussions & Regular Screenings

August 14, 2013 at 1:53 pm Leave a comment

Call For Short Films Submissions For Mathare Youth Film Festival

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:

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] for more information.

September 28, 2012 at 3:22 pm 1 comment

Samosa Festival: Programme Breakdown, Sept. 22-29 2012 @ Various Venues

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
Time: 8pm
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
Time: 8pm
Tickets: Kshs 800
Hadithi*: The Art of Storytelling in Slam Poetry, Sept. 26 2012 @ National Theatre Courtyard
Time: 8pm
Tickets: Kshs 500
Concert in the Forest*: SAMOSA String & Sculpture, Sept. 27 2012 @ Karura Forest
Time: 8pm
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

*Editor’s picks

For additional information: Festival Website
Tel. contacts: 0728 SAMOSA [726672]

FYI: SAMOSA stands for ‘South Asian Mosaic of Society and the Arts’

September 21, 2012 at 7:14 pm Leave a comment

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