ZAM Reporter

Call for applications | Cinema without Borders comes to Horn and East of Africa

Movies that Matter’s Cinema without Borders new edition will take place from 28 November – 1 December, 2022 in Nairobi, Kenya.

This multi-day interactive workshop programme for film festival organisers aims to strengthen new human rights film festivals and enhance the sustainability of existing festivals. In addition to connecting with like-minded festivals, sharing ideas and building new networks, participants get inspired and assisted.

Deadline for applications : Sunday 11 September at midnight CEST

This year’s edition will bring together starting and more experienced film festival professionals from the Horn and East of Africa. Participants will gain practical knowledge and get fresh ideas and possibilities to strengthen their network. By exchanging experiences and best practices, participants are inspired and assisted to further develop their own festival. The interactive workshops will address various aspects of organising a human rights film festival, such as programming films and organising debates, fundraising, impact strategies, promotion and reaching new audiences.


We will select a maximum of 15 qualified participants from the field of cinema and human rights, who already have some experience in organising at least one socially engaged film event/festival. Requirements for participation include a good level of English and a relationship to a reliable non-profit organisation. Selection is based on motivation and experience. Gender and regional balance of participants is also taken into account. There is no participation fee, costs for travel and lodging will be covered and we expect participants to be available for all the 4 days of the programme. We invite participants from Burundi, Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, Somalia, South Sudan, Tanzania and Uganda to apply.

More information and application form here.