Call for Submissions: Mama Afrika Film Festival 2018 in Nairobi, Kenya

Call for Submissions: Mama Afrika Film Festival 2018 in Nairobi, Kenya

Deadline: June 30, 2018

Are you a woman filmmaker, sculptor or visual artist? Apply to showcase your work at the Mama Afrika Film Festival in Nairobi, Kenya. Mama Afrika Film Festival showcases and celebrates women in the arts. The festival will showcase various forms of creative arts made by or about women in the field of sculpting, filmmaking, literary works and visual arts. 

The 2018 Festival theme is: Legendary Women. The characters who inhabit their screen stories have the ability to shape who they are, who they aspire to be, and how they view the world around them. Cinema has an incredible power to influence and challenge constructed portrayals of womanhood yet we continue to see a narrow range of female interaction on film.

This year’s 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. 

The Festival theme nights will give their 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. Those are already four parties!


  • Open to women filmmakers, sculptors or visual artists
  • All genres and lengths are accepted.
  • Production must be completed after June 2016.
  • The films must be by Africans or about African gender issues from around the world.

How to Submit

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 the entry form, click here. For Inquiries email: [email protected].

For more information, visit Mama Afrika Film Festival.