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THE NGO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL

2023 FESTIVAL PROGRAMME

Venue: Loita Hall, Sarit Expo Centre

Festival

OPENING CEREMONY

11.10.2023

10AM - 11AM EAT

- Welcome note by the MC, Violetta Ngina
- Recitation of the national anthem
- The Girl Child: performance by Spontaneous Poet

Keynote Speakers:
- David Casselman, CEO Ecoflix
- Roger Yates, Regional Director - Middle East, Eastern & Southern Africa: Plan International
- Evon Idahosa, Executive Director: Pathfinders Justice Initiative

- NGOIFF 2023 promotional video

- Welcome speech by Taye Balogun, Festival Director
- Run through of the programme of the day
- Introduction of the opening film and director, Guy Davidi

MC: Violetta Ngina, Media Personality

Venue: Loita Hall, Sarit Expo Centre

Knowledge Session

IN TIME OF CRISIS, MAKING EDUCATION A CRITICAL COMPONENT & NOT AN OPTION

11.10.2023

2:30PM - 4PM EAT

Panelists:
- Guy Davidi, Director: Innocence
- Pamela Lubik, Plan International's Project Manager for Adolescent Girls in Crisis in Uganda
- Resty Nabaggala, Youth Advocate, Social Activist from Uganda
- UNICEF
- Save the Children

Venue: MARANGA Hall, Sarit Expo Centre

Workshop

Ramsey Nouah, Chris Odeh

PERFORMING VS ACTING A ROLE

11.10.2023

4:30PM - 6PM EAT

12.10.2023

4:30PM - 6PM EAT

Join Ramsey Noah, a seasoned actor and director, for an immersive acting session. Discover the art of character portrayal through the “magic if” concept, embrace the power of imagination, master script analysis, and delve into character identity and emotions.

An immersive filmmaking session led by the award-winning producer, Chris Odeh, that offers a comprehensive guide to the art of filmmaking.

Venue: Sarit Expo Centre

Screening

FILM SCREENINGS

11.10.2023

4:30PM - 6PM EAT

Loita Hall

• It's Up To Us -- 12'
• Alma -- 11'
• Anti-Stalking -- 8'
• Bad in Good -- 5'
• The Maji -- 6'
• How Nurses Risk Their Lives -- 7'
• Children in the Labyrinth -- 10'
• Men Engaged for Change -- 9'
• Kanairo -- 12'
• Remember our Sister -- 29'
• Strength of a Woman -- 4'
• Leyl -- 15'
• Save our Species -- 2'
• The Road Cleaner of Kigali -- 7'

MWINA Hall

Flesh and Bronze -- 90'
(International Premiere)

Venue: Sarit Expo Centre

Festival

HAPPY HOUR (DRINKS & NETWORKING)

11.10.2023

6PM - 9PM EAT

Venue: Sarit Expo Centre

Screening

FILM SCREENINGS

11.10.2023

10PM - 12AM EAT

MWINA Hall

Youth -- 212'
(International Premiere)

Venue: Loita Hall, Sarit Expo Centre

Talk

ART & ACTORS: The Creative Role in Achieving Global Goals

12.10.2023

11AM - 12:30PM EAT

Speakers:
- Ramsey Nouah, Actor & Director
- Tomas Postulka, Head of Programme: One World Film Festival
- Michael Bronner, Writer, Producer, Director, Journalist

Host: Reena Ghelani, United Nations Famine Prevention & Response Coordinator.

Venue: MWINA Hall, Sarit Expo Centre

Screening

FILM SCREENINGS

12.10.2023

11AM - 1PM EAT

- NewsReel 242 -- Sunny Railways by Nika Autor
- NewsReel 4517 -- Accross the Water to Freedom by Nika Autor
- NewsReel 2021 -- Red Forests by Nika Autor

Venue: Loita Hall, Sarit Expo Centre

Screening

FILM PREMIERE:
INNOCENCE

12.10.2023

1PM - 2:30PM EAT

‘Innocence’ -- 100', tells the story of children who resisted to be enlisted but capitulated.

Don’t miss the opportunity to engage in a Q&A session with the film’s director, Guy Davidi.

Moderator: Evelyn Wambui, Regional Media & Communications Specialist - Middle East, Eastern & Southern Africa: Plan International

Venue: Loita Hall, Sarit Expo Centre

Knowledge Session

EQUALITY WITHOUT EQUAL RIGHTS

12.10.2023

2:30PM - 4PM EAT

Panelists:
- Juliani, Recording Artist & Social Activist
- Degan Ali, Executive Director, Adeso Media Representative

Moderator: Evon Idahosa, Executive Director: Pathfinders Justice Initiative

Venue: MWINA Hall, Sarit Expo Centre

Workshop

Michael Bronner

HOW TO COMMUNICATE A MESSAGE IN WRITING AN IMPACT STORY

12.10.2023

4:30PM - 6PM EAT

This session aims to equip writers with the essential skills to seamlessly merge urgent community and global issues into their narratives, creating engaging stories that entertain, educate and inspire.

Venue: Sarit Expo Centre

Screening

FILM SCREENINGS

12.10.2023

4:30PM - 6PM EAT

Loita Hall

The Cake Dynasty -- 103'
(Q&A with the director, Christian Lollike)

Moderator: Tracy Wanjiru, Capital FM Radio Kenya Host

MARANGA Hall

Venue: Sarit Expo Centre

Festival

HAPPY HOUR (DRINKS & NETWORKING)

12.10.2023

6PM - 9PM EAT

Venue: Sarit Expo Centre

Screening

FILM SCREENINGS

12.10.2023

10PM - 12AM EAT

Loita Hall

Venue: MARANGA Hall, Sarit Expo Centre

Presentation

FOOD IS EDUCATION

13.10.2023

10AM - 12PM EAT

By Lerato Umah, award winning author, broadcaster & chef

Venue: Sarit Expo Centre

Screening

FILM SCREENINGS

13.10.2023

10AM - 12PM EAT

Loita Hall

Between the Rains -- 81'
(Q&A with co-director, Moses Thuranira)

MWINA Hall

• Our Daily Bread -- 92'
• Matter Out of Place -- 105'

Venue: Loita Hall, Sarit Expo Centre

Knowledge Session

How Storytelling Can Help Simplify Scientific Discoveries & Build An Ecological Conscious Population

13.10.2023

12PM - 1:30PM EAT

Panelists:
- Guyo Roba , ILRI
- David Casselman, CEO Ecoflix
- Moses Thuranira, Co-director: Between the Rains
- John Akinboyewa, CEO HungreeApp

Moderator: Agnes Konde, Vice President AGRA

Venue: Villa Rosa Kempinski

Closing Ceremony

AWARDS & GALA DINNER

13.10.2023

7PM - 12AM EAT

• Welcome note by master of ceremony -- Angela Wambui
• Opening Prayer
• Recitation of the National Anthem
• Presentional of Hungreeapp by John Akinboyewa
• Dinner Time
• Keynote Speech by Reena Gheelani, UN Famine Prevention & Response Coordinator
• Keynote Sppech by Nairobi Governor Johnson Sakaja
• Keynote Speech by Ambassador Nicol Adamcova of Czech Republic
• Keynote Sppech by Hon. Esther Passaris
• THENGOIFF 2023 Promotional Video
Speech by Taye Balogun, Festival Director
• The Jury's Jounrey - A Speech by Tina Christensen & Evon Idahosa
• Handling Jury Award on Food Security by Reena Gheelani
• Handling Jury Award on Education by Ambassador
• Handling Jury Award on Equality by Esther Passaris
• Chief Guest Speech by Mrs Rachael Ruto, First Lady of Kenya & Handling of Special Award Recognition on Education for Children on Climate Change
• THENGOIFF 2024 Message from Partner (RIYFF)
• Vote of Thanks from Ramsey Nouah