Impakt Film Festival 2024

Genre : Festival | Bujumbura

From monday 23 to friday 27 september 2024

Times : 00:00
Tel. : +257 61 207 303/ +257 22
Principal country concerned : Column : Cinema/tv, History/society

The IMPAKT Film Festival (IFF) in Burundi is a powerful initiative that harnesses the power of cinema to promote awareness of human rights. The festival showcases a variety of films, including feature films, documentaries, and short films, all designed to shed light on the pressing human rights issues faced by the people of Burundi and the East African region.

By screening these films in Kirundi and French, with sign language interpretation, IFF ensures accessibility for the local audience. Beyond film screenings, IFF enriches the experience through masterclasses, panel discussions, and workshops that bring together a diverse group of participants.

IFF also supports Burundian filmmakers by providing opportunities to tell their own stories and develop their creative skills. By amplifying marginalized voices, including those of young Burundians and women, IFF promotes inclusivity and demonstrates the importance of diverse perspectives in the discourse on human rights.

Furthermore, the festival facilitates dialogue among stakeholders, including decision-makers, bridging the gap between communities and those in positions of power. This engagement increases the likelihood that human rights concerns will be addressed at a higher level.

Recurring events

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  • Arterial network
  • Media, Sports and Entertainment Group (MSE)
  • Gens de la Caraïbe
  • Groupe 30 Afrique
  • Alliance Française VANUATU
  • Zimbabwe : Culture Fund Of Zimbabwe Trust
  • RDC : Groupe TACCEMS
  • Rwanda : Positive Production
  • Togo : Kadam Kadam
  • Niger : ONG Culture Art Humanité
  • Collectif 2004 Images
  • Africultures Burkina-Faso
  • Bénincultures / Editions Plurielles
  • Africiné
  • Afrilivres

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