The Alliance Française de Nairobi, in partnership with the Audiovisual Section of the French Embassy in Kenya, launched the first ever Smartphone Film Competition in Kenya. Organized to coincide with the 2016 French Film Festival, the theme of the competition was ‘Rebellious Spirt’, in line with that of the Film Festival.

The competition was open to all persons above 18, resident in Kenya. For the first edition, the competition attracted around 30 entries from both amateurs and professionals.

The competition is open to all with the main objective of giving the Kenyan youth an opportunity to showcase their creativity and practice, especially the growing number of students of film, media and communication. The idea behind the competition is to push the boundaries of experimentation and imagination using minimal technical and financial input, and to recognize and award talented youth.