Nairobi, Kenya 27 - 29 November 2015

Announcing the Winners

After much deliberation, our distinguished panel of judges has selected this year’s winning films. Congratulations to all of the filmmakers and teams who participated. We are proud to announce our winners.

Kudos to Kibanda Pictures for winning Best Film of 2015. Their film Bait will go on to represent Nairobi against all the other city winners around the world at Filmapalooza 2016.


1st Place: Best Film of 2015

Bait by Kibanda Pictures

2nd Place: Best Film of 2015

First Time by Team Kangethe

Required Elements

  • Character: Michael or Maryanne Mutuku, Guitarist
  • Prop: a padlock
  • Line: "Uliipata wapi?" ("Where did you get it?" -or- "Where'd you get it?")

Audience Favorite: Group A

Bait by Kibanda Pictures

Best Writing

First Time by Team Kangethe

Best Editing

I-SPY by 16 Shots

Best Directing

Bait by Kibanda Pictures

Best Cinematography

Bait by Kibanda Pictures

Honorable Mention
HEARTSHOT by Mau Mau

Best Sound Design

Dare or Die by Team Hamsini

Best Acting

Bait by Kibanda Pictures

Best Use of Character

First Time by Team Kangethe

Best Use of Prop

HEARTSHOT by Mau Mau

Best Use of Line

Bait by Kibanda Pictures

Best Use of Genre

Dare or Die by Team Hamsini

Honorable Mention
I-SPY by 16 Shots

2015 Film List

  • Bait by Kibanda Pictures

    An Adulterous man meets his match

  • Dare or Die by Team Hamsini

    Are you brave enough?

  • First Time by Team Kangethe

    First time robbery gone wrong

  • HEARTSHOT by Mau Mau

    A woman goes in to kill her husbands lover only to discover her own.

  • I-SPY by 16 Shots

    2 spies with contrasting personalities work for rival agencies. They are sent to find each other.


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