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EU Film Festival 2015

27.04.2015  14:13

T he European Film Festival, Kenya’s longest running film festival, will celebrate its 24th edition this year.  It is programmed to take place at the Alliance Française of Nairobi from 12th to 31st May 2015.


The Festival will present interesting and engaging European films which remain a welcome and refreshing break from the predominantly Hollywood narratives seen on Kenyan cinema screens. In recent years, the identity of European cinema has been evolving with local, national and global influences shaping the aesthetics.  Besides enriching, educating and entertaining both local and international audiences in Kenya, present-day European cinema play an important role as source of inspiration and novelty for the burgeoning class of young film professionals in Kenya. 

The Festival is organized under the auspices of the European Union delegation in Kenya with between 15 to 16 European countries present in Kenya participating in the Festival.   

Following successful community screenings since 2012, a selection of films will be screened in communities in three different parts of Nairobi (Kariobangi South, Kibera and Kawangware), in association with youth development groups working in these communities. 

Denmark will be represented by the following two films:

Thu. 14 May       19h30        The Keeper of Lost Causes

Sat. 23 May        15h00        Ant Boy


In addition, a Cine-Café will also be organized once a week during the Festival at the Alliance Française terrace to engage audiences and critics in discussions on subjects related to the films, drawing parallels in the Kenyan context.

The Festival remains a very popular event on the cultural agenda of Nairobians and the film festival will again this year be extended to Korogocho, Mathare and Cinemart Baba Dogo for community screenings.

Furthermore the Festival grows in popularity in Mombasa, Kisumu and Eldoret. Distinct, diverse and refreshing content from the European continent is a much welcome and affordable treat for Kenyan audiences. In Mombasa and Kisumu the Festival takes place at the Alliance Française institutions and in Eldoret it is organized at the Municipal Hall.


Keep yourself updated on the programme, prices and other practicalities through our facebook page and Alliance Francaise’s own webpage, links below: