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COAST FILM FESTIVAL 7th EDITION

TO BE HELD AT

ALLIANCE FRANÇAISE de MOMBASA and SWAHILIPOT HUB 

FROM 11TH TO 15th SEPTEMBER 2017.

 

 

INTRODUCTION 

 

Held for the first time in September 2011, the Coast Film Festival was founded by a handful of filmmakers (now Coast Filmmakers’ Association) and Alliance Française de Mombasa, to provide a forum where the filmmakers of the Kenya’s Coastal counties can showcase their films.

 

Since its inception, the festival has grown in leaps and bounds with over 200 screenings ( Short Feature, feature and Documentary Films) watched by a cumulative audience of about 15000.

It’s worth noting that the films screened have over time included both local (coast region), national and international films. This makes CFF one of the oldest on-going festival in Kenya with international content.

 

Given that the mandate of the festival is to nurture filmmakers, our training programme combines workshops, peer-peer training, has been crucial in ensuring that there is a constant stream of films coming from local filmmakers. This policy has been instrumental in producing film makers who have contributed content to both local and international market. Some have even gone all the way to win International Film awards as was the case with David Anguka, whose film Zilizala won the 2017 African Magic Viewers Choice Award for best film in indigenous language and best cinematographer at the 2017 Riverwood academy awards.

 

These achievements have set a firm foundation for CFF to become an important player in the showcasing of the cinematographic arts.

 

 

Festival Activities

 

  1. Opening Night

      Official Opening of the festival followed by the screening and cocktails

 

  1. Up to 5 Days Screenings

Films will be screened daily from 2pm at different venues.

 

  1. Workshops & Panel Discussion 5 days

 

  1. Awarding and Closing Ceremony

24 Awards to be offered in different categories

 

 

Judges/Panelists

 

A Panel of judges (minimum 5) will be picked from people with interest and or experience in filmmaking.

They will be charged with the task of identifying nominees and winners in the different categories.

 

List of Awards

  1. Best lead actor -Female
  2. Best lead actor- Male
  3. Best supporting actor-Female
  4. Best supporting actor-Male
  5. Best Original screenplay
  6. Best Director
  7. Best Director of Photography
  8. Best light designer
  9. Best sound designer
  10. Best Music score
  11. Best Editor
  12. Best Special FX
  13. Best Wardrobe
  14. Best makeup artist
  15. Best set designer
  16. Best student film
  17. Best Film with a Coastal theme
  18. Best Kenyan Film
  19. Best Animation
  20. Best Short  Feature Film
  21. Best Feature Film
  22. Best Film overall
  23. Lifetime Achievement Award (F)
  24. Lifetime Achievement Award (M)