For five days in November, Mama Africa festival will emphasize student films sourced from our various film/video training institutions which offer film training in Kenya and Africa : Kenyatta University (KU), Kenya Institute of Mass Communications (KIMC), African Film & Television Talent Institute (AFFTI) and the Multimedia University of Kenya will be the venues which will host the festival. Each year, Mama Afrika Film Festival is keen to engage film students and film enthusiasts in debates and discussions during the Q&A sessions with the filmmakers after each screening.
The opening ceremony will be at the former Nairobi Cinema.
During the 5 days, panel discussions before the screenings will focus on the production status for students before and after college. What are the challenges of producing films, and what are the solutions to these challenges?
MAMA AFRIKA FILMFESTIVAL continues to highlight issues of poverty, inequality, injustice and our physical environment using film as a medium.

Mama Afrika is looking forward to collaborating, once again, with the Zimbabwe-based International Images Film Festival for Women (IIFF). IFFF has been with us right from our humble beginnings and some selected films from the Zimbabwean festival are screened during Mama Afrika Festival. Mama Afrika and IFFF collaborate on joint screenwriting workshops and other activities.

The theme for 2019 Festival is: FILM TRAINING IN KENYA AND BEYOND.

Mama Afrika Film Festival will foster partnerships that further awareness and advancement of the global sustainability goals (UN, 2015), as well as promoting the power of film as a tool for advocacy.
The festival expects to show and discuss student, feature, documentary and animation films that explore from students and African filmmakers of both genders.

For further information, please contact the directors:
WanjiruKinyanjui 0706-084384
Naomi Mwaura 0720-701359

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General Rules
Production must be completed after June 2017.

The films must be by Africans or about Africans from African countries and also from the Diaspora.

Submission copies must be PAL format DVD. An English language track or subtitled version is required.
Films can also be submitted online if they are uploaded and a link is provided.

Submissions will not be processed unless all the following have been received:
*Completed Entry form
*3 copies of film/video in PAL DVD

Send hard copies to
Mama Afrika Film Festival
℅ Wanjiru Kinyanjui
P.O BOX 910-00511
Ongata Rongai- Kajiado, Kenya.

For the entry form, click here
For Inquiries email: mamaafrikafilmfestival@gmail.com

Overall Rating
  • Prashant Ingole

    I am happy and proud that my short film BUDH was officially selected and screened at your festival..I am sorry I couldnt make it since being busy in India... Hope the audience loved it...

    Thank you again.
    Prashant Ingole

    October 2018
  • Not sure what happened here. Communication about the festival and screening was just not there.

    June 2017
  • Constance Ejuma

    Any festival that supports and nurtures African female filmmakers and storytellers is one worth getting behind. Truly honored to have won the Best Feature prize.

    November 2016