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The LAMPART Short Film Festival offers student filmmakers and coastal producers the opportunity to present their films in three categories: DOCUMENTARY, FICTION, and a NO LIMIT –
– category for experimental work. The festival, directed by Izabela Plucinska, takes its name from the Polish word for leopard. Films submitted through an open call were screened in Mombasa (Alliance Francaise) and Kilifi (Water Sports Ground) 1st and 4th of March 2023.

The Jury – combined of Issa Ghana – chair of Coast Filmmakers Association, Heinz Hermanns – director of InterFilm Festival, Mumo Liku – Kilifi based director, producer and curator, Clinton Kanyangi Kihima – filmmaker from Kenyatta University, Adonijah Ombura – lecturer from Kenyatta University and Daudi Anguka – cinematographer from Mombasa awarded 8 films in a ceremony set for March 1st in Mombasa (Alliance Francaise) and March 4th in Kilifi at Water Sports Ground.

I PRIZE – 35.000 kes

“Shikamoo Mama” by Paita Bakari

II PRIZE – 25.000 Kes

“SAKA WERA” by Oliver Maganga

III PRIZE – 20.000 Kes

“MKIRITIMBA -THE TYRANT” by Dickson Kashindo

IV 15.000


V 10.000 Kes


VI 5.000 KES

by Omar Kibulanga

VII 5.000 KES

“HOPU” by Brian Mrira

VIII 5.000 KES

“TURN” by Gedion Mkuzi


Mumo Liku is a multi-disciplinary trained director, producer and curator. A graduate of communication from Daystar University and one among the 35 students selected to receive the Chevening scholarship in Kenya for the 2019-20 cohort. This opportunity gave him the chance to study an MA in Creative Enterprise at the University of Reading in the United Kingdom. He has worked in the Kenya film industry for the last 8 years as a film and television producer where he worked on award winning projects such as; Indulge Me, a short film that won the Inaugural Machafest competition; Career Talk, a television show nominated at Kalasha International Film Festival and Zanzibar International Film Festival; If Objects Could Speak, a documentary that won at the Los Angeles Cinematography Awards. He is now working on his first 360 documentary that focuses on the ‘differently abled’ in our society and showcasing the great strides they are undertaking through their creative talents to overcome adversity and prejudice.

Issah Ghana tought drama  at H H The Agakhan high school in mid 80s worked with Voice of of Kenya as a content creator for 13 years .Founder member of Coast Filmmakers Association.
Co-Director Coast film Festival. Writer / Director and Talent Coach.

Heinz Hermanns – curator, short film lecturer, film festival organiser, short film script consultant, musician – Berlin, Germanyfestival president & founder / CEO – interfilm/Kuki Berlin: short film festival & distribution / artistic director & founder of Almagro International film festival, Spain / film professor at SCAU, Guangzhou, China / founder & director of Short Visions, Ningbo, China / founder and curator Zebra poetry film festival, Berlin / founder and director of Going Underground Berlin/Seoul / founding member GFN – Green Film Network, & AG KurzfilmHas been teaching short film dramaturgy in about 35 countries at 120 unversities, schools and institutions.

Clinton K. Kihima is a Kenyan Filmmaker with a specialty in Production Design, Graphic Design and 2D Animation. He holds an MA in Film and Theatre arts from Kenyatta University and a BA in Film and Theatre arts from Kenyatta University and is currently undertaking a PhD in Film Studies at Kenyatta University. He has worked in the film and theatre industry for 10 years with the highlight being a festival manager at Slum Film Festival from 2017 to 2020.
He has adept knowledge of management, having been able to successfully manage the festival. He also has a great understanding and practical aspects of marketing and customer service, based on the fact that he has been able to successfully market different art projects in film and theatre and steered Slum Film Festival from just 20 countries to 105 countries in two years. His leadership skills and planning have been key in his sustenance in the industry.
 He has also worked on more than 20 films in Kenya, animated films as well as more than 15 theatre productions. Other than that, he has also mentored young filmmakers in Nairobi as well as lecturing film courses at Kenyatta University, KCA University and African Film and Television Talent Training Institute, activities that have added on his leadership prowess and networking skills.
He believes in art as a tool for the betterment and preservation of the African origin and history.

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