Judy Kibinge

My career in filmmaking benefited greatly from my background in advertising as Creative Director at McCann Erickson, of one of East Africa’s largest agencies, (1992 – December 1999) where I worked on high-end commercials for clients such as Coca-Cola North Africa Division, East African Breweries and Unilever Africa. I left to make films in December 1999. My first feature film Dangerous Affair is credited by some as having kicked off the wave of contemporary filmmaking in Kenya. I have several other feature length and short films that have screened around the world including Something Necessary which screened at the Toronto International Festival in 2013. My documentaries have been nominated three times for Best Documentary at the African Academy Awards, with one winning best short, Coming of Age. In 2013, I founded DOCUBOX which is playing a transformative role in the region’s documentary film industry and has supported scores of filmmakers from across the region with funding, mentoring and networking support. Docubox also share some of the best documentary films in the world with schools, universities and the general public at its free monthly screenings.