The annual Lake International PanAfrican Film Festival is aimed at empowering the youth on the power of film for social change and to sensitize young performers and film makers on film and entrepreneurship.  LIPFF focus is on African Films in African Languages.

The inaugural LIPFF Festival (2016) had over 800 entries of short films from all over the world, with over 100 films from Kenya and Africa. LIPFF 2017 opened up to accept feature films, short films, documentaries and animation films. LIPFF 2018, will have 6 main activities: film workshop, film conference, Panel Discussions, exhibitions, film screenings, and the Gala Award Ceremony. This year we will have have a new festival activity, the film conference. For more info on the LIPFF Creative Arts conference CLICK LIPFF CREATIVE ARTS CONFERENCE

The Festival Theme is:           Arts and Film for Social Change

Call for entries deadline is 30th May 2018.


  1. To empower the youth on the power of film for social economic change.
  2. To promote African culture and languages through films
  3. To create a market linkage for filmmakers and the larger market for film i.e. Distributors (online, mobile, TV and local retail market) and consumers/viewers.

FESTIVAL DATES: 7th to 10th November 2018

The Festival Venues rotates on different counties in Kenya. Counties that are close to a Lake are all eligible to host the LIPFF Festival. This ensures a wider reach for a growing film audience in Africa and thus a higher impact of the festival in nurturing film for economic and social change. Actual Venue to be announce in July during the unveiling of nominees.

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

Films to be submitted via FILMFREEWAY LIPFF