Rwanda Film Festival 2015
10ème édition


Founded in 2004, Rwanda Film Festival is an annual event that takes place every July in Kigali and other part of Rwanda.

The 11th Edition of Rwanda Film Festival will start on 20th and end on 31st July, 2015.

Organised under the theme ‘Limitless,’ the ten-day event saw over 30 films screened in Kigali, Musanze, Gicumbi and Rwamagana.
Michael Radford gives a Master class on film directing at Innovation village as part of the RFF.

Selma was the closing film – a movie that draws inspiration and dramatic power from the life and death of Martin Luther King Jr. The movie Selma, which was released in November 2014, focusses on Martin Luther King Jr’s work and advocacy for Black civil rights. It was screened on the big screen at the Nyarutarama-based hotel. Silverback Awards were presented to the winners of the best four film categories that included best feature film, best local film, best documentary and best audience – a film favored by majority viewers.

In the category of Best Hillywood, the film My shade by Liane Muhoza Mutaganzwa won the silverback award.

This year’s theme ‘Limitless’ was chosen to show that there is no limit to what the human mind can do.

This year, Rwanda Film Festival had a rich programme of activities – from new films from around the world and screen talks to art exhibitions, fashion show and a music concert – it showed really how the festival has evolved over the years.

Rwanda Film Festival chairperson: Eric Kabera.

Awards 2015

Best (Local) Hillywood film: My Shade
Directed by Liane Muhoza, My Shade tells the passionate story of Noah Mushimiyimana, an HIV positive man who gains international recognition through music.

Best Audience: Triangle – Going to America
With thousands of African economic immigrants drowning in the Mediterranean Sea en route to Europe, it’s easy to see why this film (starring Solomon Bogale and Samson Tadesse) won in this category.
Director: Theodros Teshome. The move on African immigrants evoked emotions This Ethiopian film tells the story of an Eritrean beauty who finds love as she travels a tiring and illegal path filled with danger, exploitation and death from East and North Africa through Italy, Mexico and finally to the United States.

Best Feature: The Two of Us
This 2014 South Africa movie is about a young man who feels so protective of her sister who has been abused. He is determined to terminate her relationship when she falls for an older man.

Best Documentary: The Black Panthers – Vanguard of the Revolution
Signifying the broaderAmerican cultural and political awakening for Black people, this film weaves voices from varied perspectives who lived this story – police, FBI informants, journalists, white supporters, and detractors, those who remained loyal to the party (panthers) and those who left it.


Founded in 2004, Rwanda Film Festival is an annual event that takes place every July in Kigali and other part of Rwanda.

The 11th Edition of Rwanda Film Festival will start on 20th  and end on 31st July,  2015. 
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