Stories in Motion!

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The Festival team at Edition I

In the Beginning

In 2016, a group of six passionate film students realized they had produced a lot films during their class projects; and had adesire to share those stories beyond the classroom.

Driven by this need in 2017, we formed a team that was fueled by our passion for storytelling. We wanted to see other film students & budding filmmakers not only get a platform to showcase their films but also get empowerment opportunities to advance their craft. Cump productions was then registered and has since been running the Cump Film Festival, the first independent student’s film festival in Kenya that is dedicated to celebrate authentic African stories.

We have since dedicated our efforts, time and resources inmaking this dream come true for many other students in Kenya by putting together an independent student’s film festival.


Cump Film Festival was invited as one of the partners at the World Film Fair 2018 which took place on the 26th to 31st of October 2018 in New York, USA.

The invite also opened up slots to showcase 20 short films and one feature film for free during the film fair. We were very esteemed to be invited as the only film festival to represent Kenya in New York, USA. This means the global space is opening up immense opportunities for our African stories.


To identify, empower and spotlight budding filmakers.


To be a film festivalthat produces authentic storytellers made in Africa to the world

Festival 2022

Cump film festival 2022 is all about “What Unites us!”. After a 2-year hiatus, we are back with more experiences for you to savor. Join us in the home of the Runners this month to treat yourself to the best of local short films telling the story of a united Kenya in various categories including documentaries, animations, narratives and so much more.

Festival Theme: WHAT UNITES US

This year’s theme invited eligible participants to develop compelling short films of select genres that reflect Kenyan pride & unity. We shall be showcasing this films at the Gala.

The Team behind the scenes

Experience the festival of a lifetime, and enjoy the best of what Kenya film makers have to offer. This is the team responsible for making all this happen.

Karen Ndumia

Festival Director

Claire Osoro

Director PR & Corporate Communications

Moureen Njoki

Programming Director

Jaleen Waithera

Project Manager

Simbarashe Mutua

Operations Manager

Akuya Ekorot

Creative Director

Faith Murungu

Event Manager

Shirley Elsie

Production manager

John Mutahi

Art Director

Joseph Mwangi

Multimedia Designer

Our 2022 Festival Partners