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If we don’t tell our own stories, no one else will

Welcome to Maisha Film Lab

Maisha (which means ‘life’ in Kiswahili) is a non-profit training initiative for emerging East African filmmakers. We provide hands-on intensives in screenwriting, directing, producing, cinematography, editing, sound recording, and acting.

Programs 2015


doen-logoStichting Doen funds Screenwriting Labs in East Africa for three years

2015 Lab Dates

  • Uganda – Friday 26th June to Friday 3rd July
  • Zanzibar – Saturday 18th July to Saturday 25th July
  • Rwanda – Thursday 30th July to Thursday 6th August
  • Kenya – Tuesday 27th October to Tuesday 3rd November


CKU_tagline_UK_iconCKU funds Youth and film project for two years

Gulu & Kitgum Film Screenings

  • Gulu Film Club – Every Saturday at TAKS Art Centre from 4pm to 6pm
  • School Clubs – At Pope John Paul II High & Gulu Central Secondary School twice a month.
  • Kitgum Film Club – Once a month

Gulu & Kitgum Film Labs

  • Kitgum Film Lab – November 22 to November 26
  • Gulu Film Lab – November 28 to December 2

Gulu Film Festival

  • December 4 & December 5