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The annual Lake International PanAfrican Film Festival goes virtual in 2020

October 8, 2020

The annual Lake International PanAfrican Film Festival (LIPFF) – held in Kenya – aims to bring filmmakers together and open up the region to reap the benefits of tourism, intellectual and cultural exchange, while increasing the African cinematic experience.


  1. To sensitize film makers on film and entrepreneurship and collaboration.
  2. To take African Cinematic experience to all around Kenya and the world.
  3. To empower the youth on the power of film for social change.
  4. To create a market linkage for filmmakers and distributors (online, mobile, TV and local retail market) and consumers/viewers.

Lake International PanAfrican Film Festival 2020 – set to take place from 4 to 7 November – accepted submissions in any African language with English subtitles, made in Africa. The festival only accepts feature films, short films, documentaries and animation films, and LIPFF 2020 attracted 2426 submissions. “This is a sign that the Festival is growing in reach all over Africa year after year and despite the pandemic, creatives are still enthusiastic in telling the African Story,” said the festival.

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, LIPFF 2020 goes virtual with major festival activities held online and the gala held physically and streamed online.

Head over to the LIPFF Facebook page for a full list of the 2020 nominees and updates on how to tune in to the festival.

The Lake International PanAfrican Film Festival is Organised by LEGACY ARTS AND FILM LAB (K) LTD.


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