Nairobi, Kenya 25 - 27 November 2016

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 The Badidies for winning Best Film of 2016. Their film Traum will go on to represent Nairobi against all the other city winners around the world at Filmapalooza 2017.


1st Place: Best Film of 2016

Traum by The Badidies

2nd Place: Best Film of 2016

Growing Up Again by JB Tesseract Films

Required Elements

  • Character: Elizabeth or Edward Koech, Askari (Security Guard)
  • Prop: a tennis racket
  • Line: "Ana shinda aki jabribu kusaidia." ("He/She always tries to help.")

Audience Favorite: Group A

Working Title by Team Hamsini

Audience Favorite: Group B

DEUCE by HoodwinK9

Honorable Mention
Kīhuruta by Mau Mau

Best Writing

Growing Up Again by JB Tesseract Films

Best Editing

Traum by The Badidies

Best Directing

Traum by The Badidies

Best Cinematography

Achamin Ane by Legacy Pictures

Best Sound Design

Traum by The Badidies

Best Musical Score

Make it Reel by Ideas Unplugged & Clove

Best Actor

Make it Reel by Ideas Unplugged & Clove

Best Actress

DEUCE by HoodwinK9

Best Use of Character

Traum by The Badidies

Best Use of Prop

DEUCE by HoodwinK9

Best Use of Line

Traum by The Badidies

Best Use of Genre

Growing Up Again by JB Tesseract Films

2016 Film List

  • #Family by Tufilamu Pamoja

    A dysfunctional family goes through a series of unfortunate events on their way to meet their lawyer

  • 2040 by Team Maingi

    A mans wife and baby are stuck in their war torn country and its up to him to save them somehow

  • Achamin Ane by Legacy Pictures

    A security guard pursues the woman of his dreams

  • Agent Mwana by Khanga Films

    What happens when an old nemesis comes to take revenge on a private military contractor

  • Amazing Grace by Vuna Africa

    A woman is confronted by her past and is faced with a choice on whether to forgive

  • AMORPHOUS by 31 3

    A suicidal writer imagines the probe into her death

  • Behind The Seen by Film Lab Kenya

    Ambition stalked by secret battle

  • BREAK POINT by 6-03 Production

    It all ends here.

  • Detour by Yasuke

    A bored security guard has an unexpected otherworldly encounter.

  • DEUCE by HoodwinK9

    It would be ironic if tennis players were quiet in the bedroom.

  • Growing Up Again by JB Tesseract Films

    Unrepentant Adult "kids" embark on a journey to grow up

  • Kīhuruta by Mau Mau

    The butterfly utilizes the butterfly effect to free herself.

  • Make it Reel by Ideas Unplugged & Clove

    3 friends are out to make a film in an unorthodox way. Unknown to them, friendship will be tested.

  • My Little World by Boss Kenya
  • Redress by Team Watatu

    Having survived death by a whisker she is now seeking vengeance.

  • Sweet salt by Blue

    Redeemed by your own demon

  • Switched by Raw Films

    We live in a strange world full of strange things.

  • The Gift by Team Insu

    Best thing I never had

  • The Thing That Excited Her by Lucky Knight

    A suicidal girl finds difficulty in achieving her task.

  • Things that Matter by Film City

    She always tries to help

  • Three Knocks by Reel Time

    Machines make our lives very easy, but they can also have devastating downsides.

  • Traum by The Badidies

    Sleeper agent is awoken

  • Working Title by Team Hamsini

    Two actors are left trying to solve the mystery of their missing crew


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