AWARDS & FESTIVALS
The Salaam Kivu International Film Festival (SKIFF), founded in 2005 in Goma, is the Democratic Republic of the Congo’s first international film festival. SKIFF is organized by Yolé!Africa and Alkebu Film Productions and brings together artists and activists from around the world who share a common vision of positive social transformation through critical creativity. Beyond its status as a radical film festival, SKIFF also serves as the premier artistic platform in North Kivu for Dance, Music, and Digital Arts performance and training. SKIFF was founded by Congolese filmmaker and activist Petna Ndaliko Katondolo, who continues to serve as artistic director of the festival in partnership with executive director Chérie Rivers Ndaliko. SKIFF is a 10-day festival that brings the local community together around film screenings and critical debates as well as offering free workshops in the domains of film/video/digital art production, music, and dance. For more information visit the SKIFF website and Facebook page!
The International Film Festival of Kinshasa was created to bring a contribution to the emerging cinema in Africa, and participate in the revival of the film culture in the Democratic Republic of Congo. During its first edition, a selection of films, fiction features, shorts, animation and documentary was presented in competition and out competitions. For the second edition, the festival will take into account both the artistic quality of the film and the strength of its content. Each screening will be followed by an audience discussion with the director (if possible) or other stakeholders (producer, actor, and so on).
The Association of women filmmakers from DR Congo organizes each year the women's cinema festival for the promotion of women filmmakers. The first edition of Cinef took place in 2014.