First Edition of Kids’ Film Festival
at Operndorf Afrika, Burkina Faso

16 – 19 July 2019

The KIFIFE’s selection, including documentaries, fiction, short films and animations, is based on African children and teenagers as protagonist or directors, aiming at showing their everyday reality.



After a long time waiting, the kid's film festival at Operndorf Afrika finally started: musical entertainment by Orchestra Konaté, and speeches by Aino Laberenz (managing director of Operndorf Afrika), as well as the General Secretary of the local community of Ziniaré, Bertrand Sawadogo, were part of the opening this morning. The African film experts - Marie Clémentine Dusabejambo (Rwanda), Michel K. Zongo (Burkina Faso) and Serge Gnakabi (Ivory Coast) - have arrived and are preparing for the first workshop in the afternoon. Have a look at our Photoblog for more insights!

The Kids Film Festival KIFIFE is designed to make the visual art of cinema more accessible to children and young people. Over the past six years various animation and short films were produced by children at the Operndorf School in collaboration with directors and screenwriters from Burkina Faso. Organizing an independent film festival did not only come up because of these earlier projects, but is also their result.