About The Festival
CINEKAMBIYA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (CIFF) is organized by the SANXAANU KAGGORO FILM KAFFO/SANXAANU KAGGORO FILM INSTITUTE
CIFF is an annual festival primarily for films made in indigenous languages that are not always considered by mainstream festivals in Europe and North America. Since many filmmakers from developing countries especially in Africa cannot afford the luxury of travelling to festivals in Europe or negotiate better deals with mainstream programmers, CIFF sets out to prove a reliable alternative for them to expose their works to domestic audiences and international audiences visiting the venue.
The objectives include the creation of a link and continuity between festival organization and local capacity building since the country of location, The Gambia, has no formal film training system. The festival will attract crowds for the marketing of film but to stimulate sustainable local production, home-based training will remain part of the core targets of my project. As the festival grows, it will include competition and award components in its programming.
SANXAANU KAGGORO FILM KAFFO (SANXAAFI) is a registered charitable organization in The Gambia (No.: 2015/C2283) with the primary objectives of applying performance and audio-visual arts as tools for sustainable community development in The Gambia, Africa and the Diasporas. SANXAAFI is working to operate the SANXAANU KAGGORO FILM INSTITUTE as The Gambia’s premier skills training centre for both entry level and life-long capacity building of film professionals.
As a reliable partner of development cooperation in the areas of cultural diplomacy and the creative economy, SANXAANU KAGGORO FILM INSTITUTE is will become a respectable think-tank on African Cinema. SANXAAFI is the Founding Institution of the modern postcolonial Gambian Film Industry called CINEKAMBIYA. The annual CUPS INTERNATIONAL HUMAN RIGHTS FILM FESTIVAL will be of the highlights of the Gambian/African film calendar initiated by SANXAAFI.
All genres, lengths, DVD formats, languages, years and countries of production are accepted.
If you want to submit your film(s) kindly send 3 DVD copies of the title with relevant publicity materials via registered courier service to:
CINEKAMBIYA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (CIFF),
SANXAANU KAGGORO FILM KAFFO (SANXAAFI),
ATT: MUHAMMED SINERA (Tel.: +2206914340),
122 KOMBO SILLAH HIGHWAY,
THE GAMBIA, WEST AFRICA