Mbithi Masya short film to premiere at TIFF in September

The film will premiere alongside six other films from across the world.

Kenyan film director Mbithi Masya will debut his 15-minute short film called Baba at the 47th annual Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) scheduled to take place from September 8 to 18, 2022.

The film screen under the Short Cuts Programma alongside six other films from the United Kingdom, France, United States of America and Canada.

The film’s synopsis, as presented by TIFF, reads, “A six-year-old boy living in the outskirts of Nairobi uses an unusual ability to escape a harsh reality, in this wildly imaginative and emotionally affecting tale of childhood.”

This isn’t Mbithi’s first film to premiere at the festival, Mbithi’s first feature film, Kati Kati, produced by award-winning German director Tom Tykwer, One Fine Day Films and Ginger Ink Productions, won several international awards, including the International Federation of Film Critics (FIPRESCI) award in the Discovery Programme at the 2016 Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF).

Established in 1976, TIFF is a charitable cultural organization with a mission to transform the way people see the world, through film.


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