The opening ceremony for the 2016 Edition will be held at the Heide Maria Primary in Mathare. The purpose of the ceremony is to unveil the nominees of the Awards. The ceremony will also be used as an opportunity for festival partners and supporters to network with the nominees, filmmakers and other cultural operators.
In past events the ceremony has provided a key platform for upcoming filmmakers and established filmmakers to network and exchange ideas. SFF2016 intends to utilize the opening ceremony by making it a prestigious event that will attract art enthusiasts from all sectors and provide an opportunity for diverse artists to engage and share ideas. The ceremony will also seek to provide strong media recognition for nominees in a bid to make the ceremony a competitive event across the continent.