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About Us

Manyatta Screenings is an alternative outdoor screening experience celebrating short films made by filmmakers from greater Eastern Africa. Biannually, we host events in two scenic locations in Kenya: on the shores of Lake Elementaita, located in the Great Rift Valley; and on the foothills of Mount Kenya, located in Laikipia County.

East Africa is currently experiencing a renaissance in filmmaking. Films by East African talent have been quietly causing a stir at international festivals around the world. While our research shows that local audiences in East Africa are interested in watching African films, few opportunities exist to see them.

Founded by Hawa Essuman and Fibby Kioria, our mission remains, even in what’s become a turbulent second year, to cultivate the East African film ecosystem, grow local audiences, and to create a platform where filmmakers and their short films are more visible. 

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