The annual Lake International PanAfrican Film Festival formerly Lake International Poetry and Film Festival (LIPFF), is aimed at empowering the youth on the power of film for social change and to sensitize young performers and film makers on film and entrepreneurship. It also aims at bringing youth from Western Kenya together and opening up the region to reap the benefits of tourism, intellectual and cultural exchange.
The inaugural LIPFF Festival (2016) had over 800 entries from all over the world, with over 100 films from Kenya and Africa. In 2018 we have received a total of 1979 films with 392 from Africa.
Lake International PanAfrican Film Festival 2018 opens up for youth and experts to submit films in any African Native Language with English Subtitles, made in Africa by Africans. The festival accepts feature films, short films, documentaries and animation films. It does not accept TV Series Films.
THE OBJECTIVES OF THE FESTIVAL
- To empower the youth on the power of film for social change.
- To sensitize young performers and film makers on film and entrepreneurship.
- To create dialogues.
The Festival Theme is: Arts and Film for Social Change
Sub Themes of workshops/forums
- Creating Dialogues
- Arts for economic empowerment
- Arts and Governance
The festival will have 6 main activities: film workshop, public lecture forums, exhibitions, conference, film screenings, and the Gala Award Ceremony.
Call for entries deadline ended 15th June 2018
Notification of Nominees on 2nd August 2018
The Festival Venue is set to take place in nakuru.
FESTIVAL DATES: 7th, 8th, 9th and 10th November 2017.
The Lake International PanAfrican Film Festival is Organised by LEGACY ARTS AND FILM LAB (K) LTD.
Films to be submitted via FILMFREEWAY LIPFF