About The Festival

Each year, the National and International NGOs receive huge amounts of funding to implement humanitarian and development projects around the world. Part of these funds are used to develop multimedia products including films and animation used as a way of documenting lessons learned and sharing, increasing visibility as well as for campaigns and evidence-driven advocacy interventions. Once developed, most of these materials end up in the organizations’ archives or with limited distribution.

We believe this is a waste of resources, both finances and skills, invested in developing such materials. There is a need to ensure such content is shared with a larger community of change-makers through digital and physical exhibition, and that’s why The NGO International Film Festival comes in as a way of bridging the gap and to create an opportunity for sharing knowledge, information and discussions through films.

After two successful years receiving and screening almost 3000 films, submitted by 2005 organizations across the world, focusing on 17 SDGs; it is important that we continue to support independent filmmakers and organizations who are very keen on telling responsible stories about their own community while highlighting the most important subjects, scenes and settings through their respective lenses to showcase to a more diverse audience.

All non-profits made or funded films are considered not mainstream. However, we are changing that forever.  It is in our deliberate action that our gathering must be fundamentally driven by sustainable solutions and not familiar complaints. Imagine watching films that not c global development practitioners meet with the sole purpose to watch, discuss and implement impact production. This is a way to promote economic growth, foster innovation and provide opportunities, benefits and empowerment for all.

We therefore welcome you to participate by submitting a film, and support by becoming a partner/sponsor.

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