The Kenya International Sports Film Festival (KISFF) – the first
and only sports film festival in Africa – will take place from
Thursday 22nd November to Sunday 25th
November in Nairobi.
At close of
submissions on Saturday, October 20th, 2018, a
total of 1323 films from all over the world had been
The jurors were
judging from 191 entries that made the initial selection, and
only the best will make the final cut.
All the submitted
films will be professionally judged by carefully selected
independent judges who have a combined wealth of experience in
the local and global film industry.
The judges will make
their decisions according to various specifically assigned
categories, and finalists will be awarded prizes.
KISFF will host
leading Kenyan sports personalities of international stature as
well as film professionals and enthusiasts.
opening ceremony will be held on the 22nd November,
2018 at the National Museum of Kenya, Nairobi, Louis Leakey
This will be the
venue for both Plenary Session discussions and Film Screenings.
The culmination of
this historic and memorable event will be via an invite-only
Awards Ceremony at Aspire Centre on the 25th
will be comprised of esteemed and distinguished individuals, and
will be streamed live via Telkom Kenya online.
discussions will tackle a wide range of topics; from doping and
drug use in sports to a professional sports person’s life and
life after sports.
Luminaries such as
Aasif Karim, Sammy Lui, Leonard Mambo Mbotela, Dr. Abbas Gullet,
Dr. Auma Obama, Edward Rombo, Njoki Muhoho, Sharad Rao and Sam
Mwai will grace the panel discussions and add valuable input to
these very engaging and interactive forums.
KISFF, which is to
be an annual event, is the brainchild of Safinaz Foundation and
Alpha Sports Ltd. Safinaz is a Kenyan registered charity
dedicated to promoting sports in Kenya.
Alpha Sports Ltd, is
the publisher of Kenya’s oldest and longest-running sports
magazine – Sports Monthly Magazine – which has been in
circulation for the past 18 years.
KISFF – whose brand
ambassadors are athletics’ legends, Rose Tata Muya and Douglas
Wakiihuri – has partnered with Kenya Red Cross Society, the
French Embassy, Telkom Kenya, Occidental Insurance, Renault,
Aristocrats Insurance, Kenya Film Commission, Switch TV, Talanta
Institute, Kenya Actors’ Guild, Fly Tristar Services, Nike
Kenya, National Museums of Kenya and the European Union to bring
Africa this creative endeavour whose motto is pursuing passion
for sports through film.