The KUGOMA is the longest-running Mozambican film festival. It screens open-air and venues, holds workshops, masterclasses, school screenings and helps promote Mozambican and African upcoming directors.
In 2020 and 2021 it had its first online editions.
In 2022 we go back to live audiences, in an hybrid format.

In 2022, on our 13th edition, our awards are:

- Mozambican Upcoming Filmmaker Award - awarded by the Mozambique Film Museum Association;
- PALOP-TL Upcoming Filmmaker Award - in collaboration with the PALOP-TL Film and Audiovisual Network;

KUGOMA 13th edition accepts short films by Mozambican and African directors both in the continent and the diasporas.
All genres are welcome - documentary, fiction and essays, both live-action or animated, up to 30 minutes duration, submitted through FilmFreeway.
Due to the ongoing COVID-19 restrictions, we introduce an hybrid edition with both online and venue events, in Maputo and for the online audiences everywhere.

The Directors/Producers who submit their films should sign authorization for online screenings, during the 13th KUGOMA week.

Overall Rating
  • Ivandro Maocha

    It is a great experience for PALOP and Mozambique film makers to achieve new audiences and Network’s.

    September 2020
  • Wilford Machili

    Amazing experience, only active film forum in Mozambique at the moment. Bringing together artists and creating opportunity for film makers.

    October 2019
  • Orlando Mabasso Jr.

    It was a great place for people to sit down and enjoy movies in two great, separate movie theaters. The organization was top-notch and always updated us on whatever was about to come, regarding the Program or the selected movies.

    September 2019