The Nairobi film festival (NBO) is back for the second edition and will run from 27th March to 1st April 2018.
According to NBO organizers the second edition of the festival will bring together a splendid selection of Africa’s best films. The Nairobi film festival was established with the aim of growing cinema-going audiences in Nairobi by presenting notable films from around the world that are rarely presented in Nairobi through traditional distribution channels expanding Kenyan audiences’ appreciation on Kenyan made films through their presentation in a lively festival format.
“We are firmly committed to the notion films are best experienced with an audience – where you experience your own emotions as you watch the films but are also conscious of the reactions of those around you,” NBO says in its website.
Oscar award-winning film Kati Kati and other international hits like NAIROBI HALF LIFE, CAHIER AFRICAN (German Film Award as Best Documentary 2017) and most recently GLOBAL FAMILY (Best Documentary Award Filmfestival Max Ophüls Preis 2018) are some of the films lined up for screening at the NBO 2018.
SUPA MODO TO PREMIER AT NBO 2018
Supa Modo, the much-touted Kenyan film that was the only African selection at the 68 Berlin International Film Festival will have its African premiere at the second edition of the Nairobi film festival, where it will be the opening film.
“We, the NBO Film Fest, are proud to announce the Africa Premier of One Fine Day and Ginger Ink’s outstanding new film SUPA MODO directed by Likarion Wainaina. This film is a heartfelt and inspiring story about a young terminally ill girl who dreams of becoming a Superhero, and her entire village’s efforts to bring her dreams to life. It is an exhalant celebration of humanity and a must-see for family audiences everywhere,”.
The movie celebrated its world premiere at the Generation Kplus section of the 68 Berlin International Film Festival where it was honored with a Special Mention for outstanding achievement.
NEW MOON FILM TO DEBUT IN NBO
New Moon, an autobiographical Feature-Length film by Kenyan Photographer and Filmmaker Philippa Ndisi-Herrmann is also set to premiere at the Nairobi Film Festival.
The film is also set for an International Premiere at The 7th Luxor African Film Festival in Egypt.
Tickets for the Nairobi film festival are from as little as Sh 500. Click HERE for details on tickets and the festival’s schedule.