Kenya celebrates debut short film festival

Julian CleophasDecember 22, 20153min80

Zoom-In, Machakos Film Festival, Africa's 1st film blog, Dr Alfred Mutua

The Machakos Entertainment Centre for Film, Media, Music and Arts (MACHAWOOD), celebrated the success of Kenya’s first short film festival, the Machakos Film Festival that took place on the 12 December 2015. The entertainment centre started by Dr Alfred Mutua, Governor of Machakos County, was established to harness and create world class entertainment from Kenya.  After submissions, the top ten films were shortlisted for screening at the Machakos People’s Park, where the best four films were selected. All the films selected were published into DVD and circulated by Machawood, along with the top films being aired on local TV stations. The winner of the first Kenyan short film festival was “Indulge Me” by Ian Kithinji, taking home 1 million Kenyan shillings. Watch all the selected Machakos Film Festival films below.

Indulge Me by Ian Kithinji (Winner)


Mwikali by Mwangi Anthony (1st runner up)


My Ndia Nduku by Aleks Kamau (2nd runner up)


Get Some Money by Koi Ngunjirin (3rd runner up)


Beyond by Sahil Dhirajlal Gada


Poison Lily by Charles Kuria


Best Man by Michael M. Njeri


A Summer’s Tale by Brian K Whitney


Home by Mark Maina


Kanini The Oracle of Masaku by Ronald Mwarogo