BACKGROUND

The Mashariki African Film festival is a non-profit Organization that resulted from an initiative by some Rwandan talented filmmakers. It also an annual event that started March 2015, it acts as a liaison of all east African film festivals with Rwanda.

MISSION

  • Our main mission is to create partnerships with grass-root businesses and to maximize their exposure and give values to our film industry. We also work with large corporations that are interested.
  • Basic trainings in cinema to increase the quality of Rwandan and African films
  • To boost the production of our local films to attract the International market. Be
  • Is to have an internationally recognized film festival

PARTNERS

MASHARIKI AFRICAN FILM FESTIVAL needs the support of their partners to help in the endeavors to build a reputable and successful film festival and film venue which will represent the unique perspective of East African film

Industry. Up to now some arts/cultural centers and institutions such as:

  • THE MINISTRY OF SPORT AND CULTURE
  • MINISTRY OF THE EAST AFRICAN COMMUNITY
  • MINISTRY OF THE YOUTH AND ICT
  • GIZ
  • GOETHE INSTITUT
  • INSTITUT FRANCAIS
  • EAST AFRICAN FILM FESTIVAL NETWORK
  • MAISHA FILM LABS (UGANDA, RWANDA, KENYA AND TANZANIA)
  • KWETU FILM INSTITUTE
  • PRIVATE SECTOR
  • EAC FESTIVALS

OUR VISION

The Mashariki African film festival’s vision is to raising the standard of the film industry in Rwanda as well as in the East African region.

OUR OBJECTIVES

  • Create the good understanding of an artistic film industry;
  • Increasing of Rwandan films enthusiasts towards the growth of the film market in Rwanda;
  • To improve the quality of the film productions, in rewarding different categories of filmmakers;
  • To call for producers to invest in the East African film industry;
  • To call for the government to support the film industry;
  • To increase the quality of film production by rewarding filmmakers through different categories.
  • Increase the skills of filmmakers through our workshops and develop the regional film industry.