Kenyan film “New Moon” has been nominated in this year’s Cape Town International Film Market festival (CTIFMF).
The film has been directed by Philippa Ndisi-Hermann, produced with assistance from DocuBox and Tosh Gitonga who also worked on “Disconnect”.
New Moon is a documentary about life in Lamu. Ndisi-Hermann takes a look at the effects on Lamu’s community and environment as it transforms from an obscure, predominantly Muslim Stone town to a huge Port town.
The much celebrated film Rafiki from the multi-award winning director Wanuri Kahiu, along with Supa Modo, directed by Likarion Wainaina have also been nominated in the festival.
Over 120 films have been selected for the festival that aims to celebrate the diversity and uniqueness of cultures and stories from all over the world.
“This year we will present more films, including short and feature documentaries, submitted by filmmakers from more than 78 countries around the world. From the more than 700 entries we received more than 80 Feature Films, 20 documentaries and 66 short films were selected. It was encouraging to see more filmmakers from Africa submitting their films to the film festival and supports our theme of create collaborate and celebrate.” said CTIFMF Festival Director Leon van der Merwe.
Countries represented in the festival include Japan, Turkey, Iran, Indonesia, Russia, Germany, Romania, the UK, Indonesia and the Philippines, while Ghana, Sudan, Sierra Leone, Kenya, Niger, and Tanzania represent Africa.
The 2018 edition of the Cape Town International Film Market and Festival will take place from the 9th to the 19th October at venues across the iconic V & A Waterfront.
Watch Moon’s trailer below: