At NBO, we co-host industry EVENTs together with local and international collaborators. THESE EVENTS foster connections and strengthen the local film industry through skills and knowledge exchange with the topics covered including ideation, pitching, production and distribution.

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Deutsche Welle Akademie, in cooperation with One Fine Day Films, Ginger Ink Films Africa and the NBO Film Festival invite to attend a panel with subsequent workshops, lectures and presentations on aspects of the distribution of films for TV and cinema. All sessions are open to the public.

Please register for any and all sessions you would like to attend here. Limited spaces available and for shared sessions, please pick one.

Please download the full schedule of sessions here as a PDF.

Featured Panelists and Experts will include:

  • Manuel Badel - President, Badel Media, Canada

  • Don Edkins - Executive Producer, STEPS, South Africa

  • Linda Githige - Content Manager East Africa, Econet Media, Kenya

  • Helene Granqvist - CEO, Pitch Coach & Producer at Nordic Factory Film, President WIFT Sweden & Women in Film & Television International, Sweden

  • Philipp Hoffmann - Founder/Managing Director Rushlake Media GmbH Germany

  • Betty Sulty-Johnson - Vice President Content Distribution, Trace TV, France

  • Kelly-Eve Koopman - Content Creator, Coloured Identity Web Series, South Africa

  • Sarika Hemi Lakhani - Managing Partner/Producer One Fine Day Films, Germany

  • Edima Otuokon - CEO, Organised M.E.S.S., Executive Director, Ladima Foundation, Nigeria

  • Trushna Buddhev Patel - Managing Director, Crimson Multimedia, Kenya

  • Sarah Summers - Content Creator, Coloured Identity Web Series, South Africa

  • Ginger Wilson - Director Ginger Ink Films, Kenya

  • Jana Wolff - Head of Marketing & Advertising, European Film Market/Berlinale, Germany

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6th & 7th June, 2019

NBO Film Festival in partnership with the French Embassy has developed this workshop for producers looking at expanding their understanding of managing the entire production process, from ideation to exhibition, with a focus on financing and commercialising TV and film projects. It will be facilitated by French producer Daniel J. Cottin, founder of Isolani Pictures. He has produced Netflix's Chef's Table France  and NBC Universal's Metal Hurlant Chronicles.

Creators Cocktail Artwork by  Monica Obaga

Creators Cocktail Artwork by Monica Obaga



NBO Film Festival is celebrating the women working in film in Kenya. Legends, and the young artists who are all working to create works of fiction and documentary that add to the fabric of the industry.

Directors, Producers, Writers, Art Directors, Costume Designers, Make Up Artists - this is a celebration of all of them. 

NBO Film Festival will be holding this cocktail event aimed at strengthening the ties between women in the film sector.  These personalised connections are crucial for people to achieve more ambitious and more sustainable projects in film.  It will also be a chance to celebrate and recognise different accomplishments in the sector over the year. 

Creators Cocktail Artwork by Monica Obaga