‘Nairobi Half Life’ is Selected for ‘Bright Future’ at the International Film Festival Rotterdam

Nairobi Half Life is a film about an aspiring actor from upcountry Kenya with dreams of becoming a success. In pursuit of this he makes his way to Nairobi: the city of opportunity!

It is currently showing at the Palm Springs Film Festival alongside some of the best films around the world. And now it has been announced that it will show at the International Film Festival Rotterdam.


The 42nd edition of the annual gathering of films will take place between the 23rd of January and 3rd of February. The next film by the producers of Nairobi Half Life, Something Necessary, has already benefited from the Festival’s Hubert Bals Fund which funded the feature’s post-production and final financing.

According to the IFFR site, “The International Film Festival Rotterdam grew out to become one the largest audience driven film festivals in the world, while maintaining its focus on innovative film-making by talented newcomers and established auteurs as well as on presenting cutting edge media art.”

IFFR 2013 will not be just about feature-length films: shorts will feature prominently at IFFR too. For example, 23 shorts will compete for the Canon Tiger Awards for Short Films, and Spectrum Shorts comprises 186 short and medium-length films.

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