FESTIVAL PROGRAMMING

Venues

  • Huipalas Association
  • August 7th Memorial Park
  • Karen Village
  • City Lodge Hotel

Partners

  • Dada Trust
  • Women Making Films
  • Black Rhino VR
  • New Vision International Short Film Festival
  • The African Perspective
  • Cameras Africa
  • City Lodge Hotel
  • Huipalas Association
  • August 7th Memorial Park
  • Cape Town Film Market & Festival
  • Canon
  • Hutchery Live Studios
  • French Embassy

Screenings & Workshops

Thursday, 11th October, The International Day of the Girl
City Lodge Hotel
Private Opening Ceremony

Friday, 12th October
Huipalas Association
Public Opening Day – Premiere of “But What Was She Wearing?” (dir. Vaishnavi Sundar, Lime Soda Films India)
Afternoon & Evening screenings

Saturday, 13th October
Huipalas Association
Virtual Reality Screenings at Huipalas (in partnership with Black Rhino & Cape Town Film Market and Festival)

Sunday, 14th, October
Huipalas Association
Screenings with Round Table discussion about Sound, Cinematography, Screenwriting, Directing, and Production Design

Monday, 15th, October
Creatives Garage
Meet and Greet Udada International Women’s Film Festival
NEW VISION FILM FESTIVAL SHORTS
In Line (dir. Kamila Kucikova, 2014, 3min) (Slovak Republic)
Nowhere Land (dir. Guillermo Madurga, 2011, 6min) (Spain)
Ruben Leaves (dir. Frederic Siegel, 2015, 5min) (Switzerland)
Schwerelos (dir. Jannis Lenz, 2016, 10min) (Austria)

Tuesday, 16th October
Creatives Garage (6-8 pm)
SHORTS SERIES & WRITING WITH SIMON MUKALI
The Office (dir. Hassan Mageye, 2018, 13min) (Uganda)
The Carrier (dir. Christine Boateng, 2017, 9min) (Ghana)
The System (dir. Saitabao Kaiyare, 2018, 7min) (Kenya)
Please Mind the Gap (dirs. Mitali Trivedi & Gagandeep Singh, 2018, 20min) (India)
Nomfundo (dir. Sihle Hlophe, 2017, 15min) (South Africa)

The Alchemist (8pm)
KENYA PREMIERE
“But What Was She Wearing?” (dir. Vaishnavi Sundar, 2018,
109min) (India)

Wednesday, 17th October
August 7th Memorial Park, Haile Selassie Ave.
Refreshments courtesy of Kenya Baristas Organisation
Afternoon Screening (3-5pm)

The Office (dir. Hassan Mageye, 2018, 13min) (Uganda)
The Carrier (dir. Christine Boateng, 2017, 9min) (Ghana)
April Baby (dir. Kizito Samuel Saviour, 2017, 16min) (Uganda)
First Date (dir. Bii Cosmas, 2018, 30min) (Kenya)
Hatia (dir. Christina Pande, 2018, 16min) (Tanzania)
The System (dir. Saitabao Kaiyare, 2018, 7min) (Kenya)
Please Mind the Gap (dirs. Mitali Trivedi & Gagandeep Singh,
2018, 20min) (India)
Nomfundo (dir. Sihle Hlophe, 2017, 15min) (South Africa)

Evening Feature Presentation (6.30pm)

What Men Want (dir. Akin Harrison, 2018, 98min) (Nigeria)

Karen Village
Art Directors Garage Boot Camp (8am – 6pm)

Thursday, 18th October
August 7th Memorial Park, Haile Selassie Ave.
Refreshments courtesy of Kenya Baristas Organisation

Afternoon Screenings (3-5pm)

NEW VISION FILM FESTIVAL SHORTS
In Line (dir. Kamila Kucikova, 2014, 3min) (Slovak Republic)
Nowhere Land (dir. Guillermo Madurga, 2011, 6min) (Spain)
Ruben Leaves (dir. Frederic Siegel, 2015, 5min) (Switzerland)
Schwerelos (dir. Jannis Lenz, 2016, 10min) (Austria)

AFRICAN SHORTS SERIES
Cheusi Dawa (dir. Tom Johns, 2018, 15min) (Tanzania)
Family (dir. Eleanor & Matthew Nabwiso, 2017, 22min) (Uganda)
Trap (dir. John ‘JJ’ Jumbi, 2018, 10min) (Kenya)
Tamala (dir. Goodhope E. Gazamba, 2018, 11min) (Tanzania)
First Date (dir. Bii Cosmas, 2018, 30min) (Kenya)
Hatia (dir. Christina Pande, 2018, 16min) (Tanzania)

Evening Feature Presentation (6.30pm)

The Forbidden (dir. Kizito Samuel Saviour, 2018, 120min) (Uganda)

Friday, 19th October
August 7th Memorial Park, Haile Selassie Ave.
Refreshments courtesy of Kenya Baristas Organisation

Open Day for Cultural Producers and Filmmakers (3-6pm)

Dada Pitch Fest (Winners will participate in the HER LENS  Residency, March 2019)

Evening Feature Presentation (7pm)

“But What Was She Wearing?” (dir. Vaishnavi Sundar, 2018, 109min) (India)

Saturday, 20th October
August 7th Memorial Park, Haile Selassie Ave.
Refreshments courtesy of Kenya Baristas Organisation

Afternoon Screenings (2-3.45pm)

INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILMS SERIES
In Line (dir. Kamila Kucikova, 2014, 3min) (Slovak Republic)
April Baby (dir. Kizito Samuel Saviour, 2017, 16min) (Uganda)
Nowhere Land (dir. Guillermo Madurga, 2011, 6min) (Spain)
The Carrier (dir. Christine Boateng, 2017, 9min) (Ghana)
Please Mind the Gap (dirs. Mitali Trivedi & Gagandeep Singh,
2018, 20min) (India)
Ruben Leaves (dir. Frederic Siegel, 2015, 5min) (Switzerland)
The Office (dir. Hassan Mageye, 2018, 13min) (Uganda)
The System (dir. Saitabao Kaiyare, 2018, 7min) (Kenya)
Schwerelos (dir. Jannis Lenz, 2016, 10min) (Austria)
Nomfundo (dir. Sihle Hlophe, 2017, 15min) (South Africa)

4.30pm

The Runaway (2018, 63min) (Kenya)

Evening Feature Presentation (6pm)

Chocolate City (dir. Samuel Karanja, 2017, 120min) (Kenya)

SOCIAL MEDIA AND P.R STRATEGY

The Udada marketing and publicity is niche-oriented, targeting our audiences with content generated to create an Udada experience through filmmaker interviews, chats with different film-making departments, and special events.
Partnering with The African Perspective, an online and print magazine dedicated to rebranding Africa, to feature Udada screenings, activities, and filmmakers, extends our reach beyond the conventional broadcast media channels and print media.

Partnering with CGTN, the Udada brand is evolving and ensuring constant engagement with our current audiences and building new ones.

As our festival grows, our concentration is generating content in the online and in print, by creating dedicated partnerships with film journalists. This will also develop better documentation of emerging film cultures in the region.

FINANCING STRATEGY 2018/2019

Over the last four years, Udada has been supported by cultural organizations and in-kind donations. In concretizing the Udada brand, our focus now includes:

  • Long term sponsorships
  • Festival application fees
  • Workshop participation fees
  • Ticketed events
  • Merchandising

UDADA YEAR-LONG CALENDAR (2018/2019)

This 5th Edition of the Udada International Women’s Film Festival seeks to engage beyond Nairobi and partner with festivals in the region and internationally. Our activities would include:

  • Mobile Film-making Workshops (Kisumu, Eldoret, Meru, Kilifi, Lamu)
  • Partnerships for 2019:
    • Bayimba Arts Festival (Kampala)
    • Africa in Motion (Edinburgh)
    • FilmAid
    • Women Make Movies (New York)
    • International Emerging Talent Association (London)
    • Zanzibar International Film Festival
    • NDIVA (Ghana)
    • Pan African International Film Festival (Los Angeles)
  • HER LENS Residency (March 2019)
  • Udada Pop-Up Film Screenings & Workshops

ABOUT DADA TRUST

Dada Trust is an organization that believes in the use of arts for social change. We celebrate women in various art forms; music, dance, fine art, theater, spoken word and film. We implement mentor-ship programs to empower young women in leadership roles, self-expression and assertiveness.

Our main objectives align themselves with the sustainable development goals: Gender Equality, Quality Education, Peace, Justice and strong institutions, and Decent Work and Economic Growth.

Our main programs include: Film boot camp trainings & residencies (“HER LENS”), Film Festivals, International Co-productions, and Mentor-ship and Internships.