Nairobi, Kenya Probably in October 2020

Get Ready for An Amazing Challenge!

The weekend? Probably in October 2020

The challenge? To make a film in only 48 hours!

Filmmakers from all over the Nairobi area will compete to see who can make the best short film in only 48 hours. The winning film will go up against films from around the world at Filmapalooza 2021 for a chance at the grand prize and an opportunity to screen at the Cannes Film Festival 2021 Short Film Corner.

Please note: The COVID-19 virus (coronavirus) has affected all events around the globe. As we face an unknown time frame for how long closures and quarantines will stay in effect, we have made a commitment to protect the health of our filmmakers and the general public.  To help prevent any further outbreak of the virus, the Nairobi 48HFP has decided to postpone our original May 1-3rd competition date to October.  We will keep you posted on the new dates when they are confirmed. If you have any further questions, please contact us at

We love films and the people who make them, and our hope is to keep everyone safe and happy and making awesome 48-hour films throughout the year!

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Wed, 28 Oct 2020 @ 19:00
Prestige Cinema
Prestige Plaza, Ngong Road

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