The NBO Film Fest is back with a premiere of Lusala by Mugambi Nthiga


The NBO Film Fest (Nairobi Film Festival) is back for its third year and it will take place from 6th June 2019 to 16th June 2019 at Prestige Cinemas in Nairobi. The Festival will feature films from Kenyan, African, Afro-Latin and Afro-Caribbean cinema.

The festival was co-founded by film director Mbithi Masya and producer Sheba Hirst. The aim of the NBO Film Fest is to revitalise cinema-going culture in Nairobi as a critical means of contributing to the growth of a healthy film industry in Kenya. The festival does that by screening exceptional films from around the world that are rarely presented in Nairobi’s mainstream cinema and showing the best made Kenyan films.

Lusala, a film directed by Mugambi Nthiga and produced by One Fine Day Films and Ginger Ink Films, will make its world premiere at the festival. This will be continuing a tradition that started in the 2017 premiere of Kati Kati by Mbithi Masya and was followed by the 2018 premiere Supa Modo by Likarion Wainaina.

This year, the film schedule will include:

  1. Lusala, directed by Mugambi Nthiga
  2. Adama, directed by Simon Rouby
  3. Cook Off, directed by Tomas Brickhill
  4. Subira, directed by Sippy Chadha
  5. City Of God, directed by Fernando Meirelles and Katia Lund
  6. Keteke, directed by Peter Sedufia
  7. Miriam Miente, directed by Natalia Cabral and Oriol Estrada
  8. Talking About Trees, directed by Suhaib Gasmelbari
  9. Yuli, directed by Icíar Bollaín
  10. The Tokoloshe, directed by Jerome Pikwane
  11. Sew The Winter To My Skin, directed by Dom Pedro
  12. Liyana, directed by Aaron Kopp and Amanda Kopp
  13. Akasha, directed by Hajooj Kuka
  14. Mercy of the Jungle, director Joël Karekezi
  15. The Extraordinary Journey of Celeste Garcia, directed by Arturo Infante
  16. Five Fingers for Marseilles, directed by Michael Matthews
  17. The Burial of Kojo, directed by Blitz “The Ambassador” Bazawule

The festival will also include:

  1. A Selection Of Short Films curated by NBO Film Fest
  2. Shorts, Shorts and Shots, a selection of short films curated by Docubox

NBO Film Fest Details

  • When: June 6-16
  • Where: Prestige Cinemas
  • Tickets: Ksh. 7,000 for a festival pass.Buy here
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