This year’s festival dates are

Dec 17th – Dec 23rd 2016 in Fort Portal. Special focus is on Human Rights

Nile’s Diaspora International Film Festival (NDIFF) is a not-for-profit arts and film festival, created in dedication to the development, advancement and presentation of contemporary and media art by the African Diaspora and Africans from within the continent.

NDIFF showcases and disseminates the work of emerging and established African artists and the Diaspora through an annual festival screening independent films of all genres along with new media installations, African fashion exhibitions, video performances and video art.

Every year NDIFF features some unique programming reflecting a broad range of issues; identities and currents from Africa and its Diaspora.


The Nile’s Diaspora International film Festival is committed to proactively help the world discover the power of film & art, to educate, entertain and celebrate Africa and its Diaspora. Our dream is to see an informed and talented community coming together to exchange ideas and strategies for improving our respective worlds.

With the belief that films have the power to reach across cultures and languages to influence millions of people through stories that everyone can understand, NDIFF is dedicated to bringing voices from around the world to share those tales and enlighten Africa’s film-going public.

The Nile’s Diaspora International film Festival is set to be a platform for the African artists and the African Diaspora industry professionals with meaningful opportunities to network, interact and engage in progressive dialogue.

Our Mission

Developing knowledge, understanding and appreciation of the richness, complexity, and diversity of African peoples and their cultures;

Building community by bringing people together to view African films, meet African filmmakers; participate in discussions and debate on issues of personal and global significance, in a forum where open and honest dialogue can flourish;

To present these films to diverse audiences, redesign the Black cinema experience, and strengthening the role of African and African descent directors in contemporary world cinema.