This September and October, FilmAid will host it’s 10th Annual Film Festival, in partnership with UNHCR and Safaricom, to celebrate the numerous untold stories from refugees and other marginalized populations throughout the world. Showcasing the films of young refugee filmmakers from Kakuma and Dadaab Refugee Camps, the festival also provides an opportunity for international filmmakers to share their stories on this years theme: 'Where I Am - Stories of the relationship between identity and the environment'.
October 4th - The Alchemist, Westlands, from 6pm - Film screenings from Kakuma and Dadaab refugee camps followed by a special screening of 'The Invisible City'
October 5th - PAWA254, State House, from 6pm - Film screenings from Kakuma and Dadaab refugee camps followed by a panel discussion on 'Media, Arts and the Refugee Narrative'.
Admission is free so don't miss out!
About our Film Festival
Held annually in Kenya, FilmAid’s Film Festival strives to fulfill FilmAid’s vision of informing, inspiring and empowering refugees and other marginalized populations throughout the world. Through FilmAid’s extensive programming in Nairobi, Kakuma and Dadaab, each year, FilmAid is able to train, support and empower more than 50 refugee youth to tell their own stories through the power of film. In addition, the Film Festival provides independent filmmakers worldwide the opportunity to share stories with refugees in the Kenyan camps, allowing for shared artistic communication.
Meet last years winner of the Best Director Award.
"When I was told that I had won I was so excited and extremely happy. My future had appeared unclear but suddenly I felt I could start somewhere. This was my first step to being where I wanted to be".
Read more about Aminah's experience with FilmAid's Film Training Programme and the festival here.
The Film Festival is now in its tenth year, and continues to entertain, inform, and give a voice to those living in the camps.