The second annual Nairobi Film Festival will run from 27th March to 1st April 2018. The inaugural event took place in 2017.
A brainchild of Mbithi Masya and Sheba Hirst, the festival is meant to showcase local films and grow the cinema going culture in the city.
The 2018 festival is slated from 27th March to 1st April with screenings taking place at Prestige Plaza Cinemas on Ngong Rd.
Supa Modo, a film by Likarion Wainaina will be one of the flicks that will premier at the festival.
Below is a list of other films that will screen at the festivals:
In her documentary, New Moon, filmmaker and photographer Philippa Ndisi-Herrmann embarks on a journey that takes her to the stone town of Lamu on the North Eastern coastline of Kenya.
A gigantic port project and coal plant are the external elements that threaten to disrupt Was the rhythm of Lamu though the real disruption in New Moon is that of the filmmaker and protagonist as we watch her confront a new spiritual awareness and commit to her path of self-discovery during her time in Lamu.
Ms. Ndisi-Herrmann’s masterful use of visual poetry in New Moon translates the potent pull of faith as she finds a course within the path of Sufi Islam.
She communicates the intangible aspects of spirituality through richly textured imagery and Quranic evocations that fill the screen and in the end an identity of a woman in between, begins to form a self-portrait of spirit and purpose.
One train. Four people. Strangers bound for Johannesburg, each on their own mission. But one event will irrevocably change their lives forever. Based on real stories, Vaya weaves three separate plots that intersect in a gripping, edgy and deeply moving story about coming to the city and the struggles to survive in the metropolis. It is about strangers who never meet, but share a moment when all their lives explode and change forever.
Set in Zambia, the birthplace of writer-director Rungano Nyoni, I Am Not A Witch revolves around a 9 year old girl, Shula, who is accused of witchcraft.
Shula is the first child to be taken to a travelling witch camp, where she is tethered to a spool with a ribbon. She is told that should she cut the ribbon and attempt to escape, she will be cursed and transformed into a goat.
Over time Shula begins to long for freedom. Forced to decide whether to accept her fate as a witch, Shula ignites a rebellion within the camp.
I Am Not A Witch stars newcomer Maggie Mulubwa, and is the first feature film from Nyoni, whose short films have earned her multiple awards and a BAFTA nomination.
Malian director Daouda Coulibaly’s auspicious debut is a pulse-pounding political thriller about a low-level transit worker turned drug trafficker, whose rapid ascent in Bamako’s criminal underworld entangles him with the military, the government, and eventually al-Qaeda.