The 14th edition of the Rwanda Film Festival kicked off on Saturday, 15th September, 2018 at the Hotel Villa Portofino in Kigali.
With its theme as ‘Heritage’, the festival that was dubbed Hillywood 2018 will run from the 15th to 21st of September 2018 in different locations across the country.
Alfons Adetuyi‘s romantic comedy, “Love Jacked” released in February this year was the opening film at the festival. “Love Jacked” had won itself an African Movie Academy Award (AMAA) nomination in the Best Diaspora Film category.
While more films are expected to be screened at the Rwanda Film Festival, Rwandan filmmaker, Joseph Njata has already had his short film, “Karani Ngufu” screened.
The Rwanda Film Festival had in attendance ambassadors from the US, Sweden, Japan, South Africa, and a representative from the German embassy.
Led by Eric Kabera who is the founder of the film festival, more screenings will continue to be staged at the Kwetu Film Institute, Cleopatra Restaurant in Kimihurura, Innovation Village at the Kigali Public Library, Kivu Beach, and Karongi Stadium.
The Rwanda Film Festival scheduled to end on the 21st of September will have as closing film Samuel D. Pollard‘s 2017 documentary, “I’ve Gotta Be Me” at the Hotel Villa Portofino.