Mama Afrika Film Festival 2018

Deadline: 1 August 2018
Open to: woman filmmaker, sculptor or visual artist
Award: in the film competition, the various categories are awarded


The MAMA AFRIKA FILM FESTIVAL 2018 festival theme is: Legendary Women.

This year MAMA AFRIKA FILM FESTIVAL will therefore play a crucial role in providing a range of truthful depictions of women as change agents and screening examples of women on screen that are smart, resilient, and inspiring. The festival will provide an empowering journey to show the public, girls, women and young aspiring filmmakers that there can be an alternative to the limited and limiting female role models offered in mainstream media. In the words of Geena Davis “If she can see it, she can be it”.
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The MAMA AFRIKA FILM FESTIVAL will be held in Nairobi. Mama Afrika Film Festival believes today’s film students lead to tomorrow’s world-renowned filmmakers. Daily screenings will be at the Multimedia University of Kenya, Kenyatta University and the Kenya Institute of Mass Communications.

The Festival theme nights will give the guests a cultural night celebrating films and culture and culinary delights of particular countries. The opening ceremony consists of artistic performances and a cocktail party. The closing ceremony is a gala event for presenting awards to filmmakers and, of course, there is a party.


  • Woman filmmaker, sculptor or visual artist;
  • Production must be completed after June 2016;
  • The films must be by Africans or about African gender issues from around the world.


In the film competition, the various categories are awarded.

How to apply?

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 Inquiries email: [email protected]

For more information on how to apply please visit the official website.