Archive for 2022

RFF Award Ceremony

DATE:  28th July 2022 VENUE:   The Manor Hotel For the third time in Rwanda, the 7th Annual Rwanda Film Festival will conclude in a more relaxed gathering with a late night awards ceremony and celebration honoring its very best. Grand Prize Winner Silverback award $10,000 for Best African Dramatic Feature East Africa award $5,000 - for Be

Panorama: Women’s Film Initiative

DATE:24th July 2022 VENUE: Women Ministries The women’s panorama is a regular event during the Rwanda Film Festival which gather women to watch films on issues that concerns the society in general and particularly themselves - Films on women by women. The panorama also serves as great opportunity for some of the local and international organiz


VENUE:Kimisagara Maison des Jeunes DATE: 28th July 2022 Various reports and studies have shown the lack of appropriate entertainments for children in Rwanda. There are tragic examples of what can happen when children basically have nothing to do with their time, It is obvious that children today are living in an extremely different world than t


The Hillywood program aims at having part of the festival films shown in smaller towns of Rwanda, with only very limited cinema facilities or without any cinemas at all, and therefore intended to enable access to the cinema in rural areas. Hillywood is a component of the Rwanda Film Festival that is particularly designed to entertain, educate and


In what has quickly become a tradition, the annual Rwanda Film Festival will now take place in two distinct programs.  The first, from July 16 - 22 in the hills (Hillywood) and from  July 23 – 29 for the Kigali programs.  Filmgoers, filmmakers, and film students will all share the excitement, as outstanding Rwandan films and independent films

Kinyarwanda wins big at 2022 Sundance Film Festival

Kinyarwanda wins big at 2022                  Sundance Film Festival Kinyarwanda film stars at the set. Kinyarwanda feature film has won the World Cinema Audience Award: Dramatic. The film is inspired by true stories of the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi, when the mosques turned into places of refuge, where Muslims and Christians, Hutu and Tutsi came together to protect each other. This was during the gra

‘Soul Boy’ Shines at Africa Movie Awards

‘Soul Boy’ Shines at Africa Movie Awards Kenya's Soul Boy directed by Hawa Essuman bagged the Best Edited film in the star-studded AfricaMovie Academy Awards (AMAA) held amid pomp and colour in Yenagoa City, Bayelsa State Nigeria. The award was a face-saver for Kenyan film who had landed nine nominations with eleven actors, filmmakers and journalists present in the imposing Gloryland C

Ama Ambrebese Wins Best Actress At AMAA 2022

Ama Ambrebese Wins Best Actress At AMAA 2022                 The 2022 AMAA Award was held  in Nigeria. The Congolese gangster movie, Viva Riva! directed by Djo Tunda wa Munga wins 6 Awards at the African Movie Academy Awards last night including Best Film, Best Director, Best Cinematography, Best Production Design, Best Supporting Actor and Actress. The film has been nominated in 12 categories including

Africa United: set report

Africa United: set report Africa United follows the epic journey of a group of children who cross the continent to take part in the opening ceremony of the football World Cup By Sally Williams Roger Nsengiyumva as Fabrice, the 15-year-old football prodigy who is scouted to take part in the World Cup opening ceremony Photo: Nick Wall We are in the African republic

Volker Schlöndorff

Volker Schlöndorff Volker Schlondorff is one of the major directors of the New German Cinema, the group of filmmakers who, in the late 1960s and early 70s, revitalized a moribund German film culture. He studied at the Institut des Hautes Etudes Cinematographiques in Paris in the late 1950s and, between 1960 and 1964, worked as an assistant to directors including Loui