The SIERRA LEONE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL is growing quickly and the filmmaking community needs your support!
Please contribute by coming out to view the films and watching some fantastic international and local films! All tickets include raffle for festival drawings held throughout the festival.
Want to volunteer? We need you: SLIFFestival@gmail.com
A beautiful short receiving many accolades. After meeting her SL refugee mother for the first time in six years, 8 year old Hawa is forced to coexist with a woman teetering on the brink of sanity.
A brand new documentary that has played this years most prestigious film festivals. We are honored to present it as this years opening film. P.K. Nair, the founder of India’s National Film Archive has collected film not only from India but around the world. Through this epic documentary we can watch the history of film unfold as we reflect on what it means to remember and preserve history.
Follows a women through marriage to a man with some mental health issues and various marriage problems. Will it be a happy match?
An adopted girl (from space) has some interesting habits. When her new family goes on a camping trip something goes very wrong.
Set in Timne land, two elders battle over the ownership of land and who must sacrifice to keep it.
A Supdee production. After a girl is hit by a car and taken in by the man responsible several lives are ended. Are these deaths as straightforward as they seem or is there more to the story?
In true Hollywood style deep in the game features drugs, guns, boat chases and action action action!
Produced by Purple Field Productions and Street Invest. This short documentary shows the lives of several.
One of the most nominated films last year around the world. This independent feature began as a low budget independent film but its heart and story quickly caught on and became the must see film of the year. Don’t miss this chance to see the heart warming tale of six year old Hushpuppie, who lives with her dad in ‘the bathtub’. An epic gorgeous tale about growing up, living and our time on the planet.
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In the 1800s this was the crime of the century. A woman gives birth. The evil women of the village convince her she gave birth to a dog. The consequences are serious, are they reversible?
A follow up to last years comedy winner! A fun SL comedy featuring some top Salone comedians.
Kei Kamara, a celebrated footballer returns to SL to play with his home team Leone Stars and help elevate the team to another level. Will they win their qualifying match? Kei is currently on loan to Norwich and has just scored his first goal!!
Screening is followed by festival highlights hype and hoopla!!
A women half demon, half human now has a daughter with similar powers. Together they must fight the underworld to save the present time.
A man is hit by a bike and doesn't want to see his wife. Life in the city plays out for some couples and friends around Freetown.
Famous comedian Sara the great stars in this zany comedic romp.
A follow up of last years awards winning State Crime. Part 2 uses even more military action and effects to take you on a war journey. Interwoven with some personal tales this action film provides.
The police are investigating a case of murder. The case uncovers much more than expected! Secret clubs at the college, drug trafficking, murder and premonitions all play a part!
Refugee features a cast of 'thousands' and retells the story of the civil was from the perspective of some refugees forced to live in Guinea.
A fisherman finds a treasure in a fish. The find sparks mayhem village wide and hilarity ensues. Desmond Finee in his first comedy feature!
Salone comedians take on the role of police and enforce the law. The land may never be the same again!
Q&A after the film featuring Fatou Wurie and the filmmaker in person!
Second prize winner at this years FESPACO and a festival favorite! Calypso Rose is an uplifting musical documentary focusing on the world's #1 female Calypso singer. Full of music and the joy of performing along with a fierce female spirit Calypso Rose is not to be missed!
A boy reads a book given by his mother. The story comes to life in the film. But why has the mother given this book...?
filmed over 6years, the film follows YumYum a street boy and several of his friends in their attempts to get off the streets. Come see the conclusion of where they are now!
an excellent portrayal on stopping violence in domestic situations. 3 chapters from the upcoming mega film
Girl Rising follows brave girls from 9 different countries, including Sierra Leone, on their journey to maintain their education and the importance of educating girl children to the world.
Twin sisters. One meets the man of her dreams and one is obsessed with hers. Drama builds as the twin uses her looks for manipulations.
Beauty curse follows a hustler's attempts to go legit by putting together a beauty pageant like no other in Freetown. His ex-girlfriend turned super model returns to the country to assist. As they search for girls, many stories come to a crossroads at the pageant.
A mother daughter relationship is put to the test. A Krio mommy (Kombra) and her daughter come to terms with what the other may need and learn to appreciate each other.
The ground breaking wordless documentary about landscapes of the earth and human experience. Shot over 10 years, in 27 different countries, using a camera developed specifically for the film, Baraka is a gorgeous film with unbelievable shots and luscious sound.
* The field is down warf almost to the water. If you would like to attend this awesome community screening, you have the option of calling us on 088959133 we will meet at PeeZed at prompt 6:45pm and can walk you to the field. After the screening we will be escorting people out to PeeZed as well.
Cannibals and witches abound in this twist on the typical village film. Sure to be a cult classic.
Things are going wrong in the village. The village blames the devils. But the devils blame the witches. Who is really to blame in this war of black magic!
The SIERRA LEONE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL is a grassroots film festival built through local and international efforts. Combining international films for learning and entertainment with the Sierra Leone film industries best.
The festival is contributing to filmmakers education through workshops and trainings, rebranding, tourism and livelihoods. Check us on Twitter and Facebook for schedule and updates!
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The SLIFFmobile unit will be touring the provinces APRIL 20-28. We will be stoping in Makeni, Makali, Koidu Town, Kono and Tiwai Island! Contact SLIFFestival@gmail.com to join. You can come for the entire tour or for a special Independence weekend at Tiwai Island for $250. The trip includes food, lodging, transport to/from Freetown and boat to Tiwai!