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Our Mission

our mission is to bring attention to fresh african filmmaking voices. We want to help the new wave of african filmmakers receive recognition and support within and outside of africa.

while we are only two years old, we are proud to have welcomed the R.T. Honourable Prime Minister of Uganda and Governor Professor Peter Anyang Nyong’o as our honoured guests for our first festival in december of 2018.

we are especially excited to have partnered with united in film and reel impact foundation to show the first films ever created in the festival’s host region, kabale, and in the local regional language, rukiga, and to have included a meaningful public health component, via the presentation of films with public health messages and working with bridge to health medical and dental to host an hIV testing and counselling program.


it was a great honour to have the first ever african film festival kicked off by our honoured guests the r.t. honourable prime minister of uganda, dr. Ruhakana Rugunda, and the governor of kisumu county kenya, professor peter anyang nyong'o (who of course also happens to be the father of academy award-winning actress lupita nyong’o)

 
From left to right: Achie Alai, Minister of Tourism, Arts & Culture, Kisumu County Kenya; Dorothy Nyong’o, First Lady of Kisumu County Kenya; Professor His Excellency Peter Anyang Nyong’o, Governor of Kisumu County Kenya; Her Excellency Joy Ruth Acheng, Ambassador of Uganda to Canada; R.T Honourable Dr. Ruhakana Rugunda, Prime Minister of Uganda, Jocelyn Rugunda.

From left to right: Achie Alai, Minister of Tourism, Arts & Culture, Kisumu County Kenya; Dorothy Nyong’o, First Lady of Kisumu County Kenya; Professor His Excellency Peter Anyang Nyong’o, Governor of Kisumu County Kenya; Her Excellency Joy Ruth Acheng, Ambassador of Uganda to Canada; R.T Honourable Dr. Ruhakana Rugunda, Prime Minister of Uganda, Jocelyn Rugunda.