Entries For Kenyan Smartphone Film Competition 2018 Open- Prize Sh.150K


Are you an aspiring Filmmaker? Did you ever consider shooting a film with your smartphone? Submit

entries for the Alliance Française Kenyan Smartphone Film Competition 2018.

The competition calls on young people in Kenya to submit short Films under the theme ‘#Sheisnambaone’ or #Elleestnuméroun (inFrench).

In Kenya, the mobile phone is omnipresent in everyday life, addressing all needs from work to pure

entertainment, to socializing, to business and shopping, and so on. With an increasing number of

affordable smartphones that make it possible to record and produce high quality videos

Film Competition aims to encourage the creation of content for and by smartphones.


  1. 1st Prize: KShs. 100,000
  2. 2nd Prize: KShs. 50,000
  3. People’s Choice: KShs. 25,000

Best Newcomer will receive technical support for the production of a short film.


  1. Open to all entrants 18 years and above resident in Kenya;
  2. Competition participation is free of charge;
  3. Only one film per entrant will be accepted;
  4. All films must be shot using smartphones;
  5. Films cannot exceed 4 minutes including credits;
  6. All genres accepted;
  7. Entries must be based on the theme ‘#Sheisnambaone’ / #Elleestnuméroun;
  8. It is permissible to use any software or apps for editing, post-production or treatment ofmimages;
  9. It is permissible to use external devices for audio recording;
  10. Films can be in English, French, Kiswahili or a mixture of these languages;
  11. Films can be in any one of the following video formats: MP4, AVI, WMV;
  12. Films must be entrant’s own original work and must not have been previously published or
  13. distributed in any form;
  14. The work must not infringe the copyright, trademark, privacy, publicity, or other personal or
  15. proprietary rights of any person or entity.

Evaluation Criteria

  • Entries would be evaluated based on the following:
  • Storytelling
  • Relevance to subject
  • Cinematography;
  • Film editing;
  • Sound and music


Films can be submitted on USB drive or electronically by Wetransfer to cultural2@alliancefrnairobi.org

Click here to download the application form


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