THE 7th COAST FILM FESTIVAL
COAST FILM FESTIVAL 7th EDITION
TO BE HELD AT: ALLIANCE FRANÇAISE de MOMBASA and SWAHILIPOT HUB
FROM 11TH TO 15th SEPTEMBER 2017.
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.