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About Slum Film Festival

Founded in 2011 in Nairobi-Kenya, the Slum Film Festival is a community-based annual film festival featuring stories from, by, and about people living in urban slums. It is both a celebration of the creativity of filmmakers living and working in slums, as well as an opportunity to promote – through a week of outdoor screenings – a diverse range of films within communities with limited or no access to cinema.

Slum Film Festival is big on recognition of filmakers and their works, and by this, seeks to constantly recognize the break-out works of each festival cycle. In bid of this, we created the now renown SFF Awards, where these exemplary filmmakers and works are recognised, across all contries within which we operate.

Having run for eight years now, Slum Film Festival this year is out for greater reach, both in the geographical as well as engagement sense. We are heightening the platforms impact through richer engagement and higher value added returns for participants.

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SFF's Mandate & Objectives

Promotion of Professionalism

Within the festival we engage in master-classes that develope one's quality as well as volume of output; incisive capacity building.

Tell Your Own Story

We encourage narration / articulation of the culture and stories from, by, and about people living in urban slums.

Viewership Expansion

With SFF's rapidly growing platform we constantly seek to expand viewership of quality indie-films as well as agressivley participate in discovery of works around the globe.

Access

We take cinema to those without access to it.

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SFF Milestones Since Inception

Below are markers for this great festival. SFF's Screening activity globally. Through our global network & partnership with filmmakers from all corners of the world, we get your story heard, and your works viewed. Continue to tell your story; we're eager to hear it...and eager grow your viewership!

8,556

Films Handled To Date

1,250

Average Viewership Per Screening

120,000

Viewership Since Inception

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SFF Submissions by Region

Slum Film Festival currently has internatinal participation that is growing with each cycle of the festival; meaning, with each cycle we increase the magnitude of your participation through this great festival. Have a look at our current reach among regions of the world below.

Americas

Europe

Asia

Africa

SFF Awards

Slum Film Festival is big on recognition of filmakers and their works, and by this, seeks to constantly recognize the break-out works of each festival cycle. In bid of this, we created the now renown SFF Awards, where these exemplary filmmakers and works are recognised, across all contries within which we operate.

Have a look at the latest exemplary parties in the SFF Awards Board below.

2018 Awards Gallery

SFF AWARDS BOARD - 2018 CYCLE

Best Emerging Filmmaker

1) Tatu Chafu (Tanzania) - Winner

Best Film - Kenya

1) World Tofauti - Winner

2) Mimi Nani - Nominee

3) Misfit - Nominee

Best Film - Africa

1) Unprotected (Nigeria) - Nominee

2) Tatu Chafu (Tanzania) - Nominee

3) Omoye (Nigeria) - Winner

Best International Film

1) Madre De Luna (Spain) - Winner

2) Yushka (Russia) - Nominee

3) Are You Volleyball (Iran) - Nominee

Best Documentary

1) Nobody Dies Here (France) - Winner

2) Stateless (Kenya) - Nominee

3) Giving Girls a Voice (Kenya) - Nominee

Best Animation

1) Fisso (Taiwan) - Nominee

2) 32 Anodontia Street (France) - Winner

3) Got Flowers Today (Nigeria) - Nominee

Slum Voice Award

1) Giving girls a voice (Kenya) - Winner

Best Director

1) Uche Chukwu (Omoye), Nigeria - Winner

2) Lolita Naranovich (Yushka), Russia - Nominee

3) Alicia Albares (Madre de Luna), Spain - Nominee

Best Cinematography

1) Villa Mnemosine (Gorka Gomez Andreu), Spain - Nominee

2) Fan of Amoori (Ian D. Murphy), United Arab Emirates - Winner

3) Omoye (Uche Chukwu), Nigeria - Nominee

Best Children's Film

1) Ilang (Indonesia) - Nominee

2) Are You Volleyball (Iran) - Nominee

3) Fan of Amoori (United Arab Emirates) - Winner

Best Student Film

1) Negative (Italy) - Winner

2) Reservations (Poland) - Nominee

3) Duality (India) - Nominee

Theme Award

1) Credit 1 (Chile) - Winner

Jury Award

1) Madre De Luna (Spain) - Winner

Best Feature Film

1) Fan of Amoori (United Arab Emirates) - Nominee

2) Dad Is Pretty (Korea) - Winner

3) Omoye (Nigeria) - Nominee

Best Short Film

1) Madre De Luna (Spain) - Winner

2) Yushka (Russia) - Nominee

3) Are You Volleyball (Iran) - Nominee

Our Partners

FOUNDATION PARTNERS

Spanish Embassy
World Friends
What's Good Studios




GOVERNMENT & FOREIGN MISSIONS

Kenya Film Commission
Kenya Film Classification Board

SUPPORTING PARTNERS

Amani Kibera
One Vibe Africa
GoodMakers Films
DECKPLANN Ltd.



Our 2019 Cycle Sponsors

Kenya Film Classification Board
World Friends
German Mission to Kenya.
French Embassy in Nairobi.
Netherlands Embassy in Nairobi.

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OUR TEAM

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Josphat Keya

Chairman

Federico Olivieri

Board Member

Tilomai Ponder

Board Member





LEADERSHIP

Gakuru Gachoki

Director & Ex-Officio Board Member