The 48 Hour Film Project

The Nairobi 48 Hour Film Project

Nairobi Filmmakers Take to the Streets

This weekend 300 filmmakers from Nairobi are making films in the 48 Hour Film Project! All of completed films will screen on the dates below.

Here are some important notes for 48HFP filmmakers:

  • Elements: The required elements for Nairobi will be listed to the right.
  • Media: You must submit your film on one of the media listed to the right.
  • Documents: You must submit releases for all team members, all music, all locations, and any other copyrighted material, as well as a team leader's agreement, a roster, and a certification statement. These forms can be downloaded from on our production documents page.
  • Rules/FAQ: You should make sure that your film complies with our rules. If you have questions about the rules, the best place to go is our faq.
  • 48HFP Hotline: If you have a question during the filmmaking weekend, call the 48HFP Hotline. The number is on the Kickoff Info Sheet that your team representative was given at the kickoff. If you email us, you will probably not receive an answer in time, so please call.
  • Dropoff: The location to drop off your film is listed below.
  • Coda: Be safe! Make great films! Good luck!

Nairobi 48HFP Events


Date  21 November (Friday)
Time  6:00pm - 7:00pm
Place  The Michael Joseph Center - Safaricom House, Safaricom House, Waiyaki Way, Westlands


Date  23 November (Sunday)
Time  6:00pm (by 19:30 to be on time!)
Place  The Michael Joseph Center - Safaricom House, Safaricom House, Waiyaki Way, Westlands

Premiere Screenings

Date  Wednesday 3rd & Thursday 4th December 2014
Time  TBA
Place  Planet Media Cinemas, Prestige Plaza, Ngong Road
Tickets  TBA

Nairobi 48HFP Links


Photo by Sam Stearman.

Required Elements

Character  Kamau or Katherine Njenga, Chef
Prop  tochi (a torch)
Line  "Usieke hapo." ("Don't put it there.")

Required Media

For the Nairobi 48HFP, your film must be submitted on one of the following media:

Our Organizers

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Our Sponsors

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Registered Teams

Bantu Films, Nduati Githae
Berea, Mark kariuki
Department of World Domination, KENNEDY KERIKO
Flower Power, Teddy Cherim
Hamsini, Kenneth Jura
HK9, Sahil Gada
Khanga Films, Santa Mukabanah
Kibanda Pictures, Brian Munene
Kitty Kat, Paul Kiama
Look & Feel Media, Barbara Karuana
Mavuli Productions, Ivar Makari Kituyi
Mezzanine Entertainment, Anthony Mbugua
New Vision Films, kevin BIWOTT
One House Production, Bernard mbindyo
Team Fulani, Jimmy Kimaita
The Bas Crew, Katy Fentress
USIU-Africa Michezo, Uvyu Mbole