Three Days Outdoor screening

Date: 6 – 8 September 2018
Time: 18:00 – 21:00
Venue: Matuka Avenue

Come and support the upcoming artists performing for you during the three days outdoor screening! SOTAMBE DFAF in collaboration with SOUND SOULS introducing Kitwe stars Young Boss, Zile, Alicross and many others! The best of the local TV series productions currently running on the Zambezi Magic Channel 180 will be screened! Come and watch DORIKA, ZUBA and CITY ON FIRE and meet some of the cast and crew behind these amazing productions! #thesearethedays


Launch: Saturday 15 September 2018
Time: 14:00
Venue: Kitwe Little Theatre

“Our Identity Today” is the theme for this year’s art exposition organised in collaboration with Visual Arts Council of Zambia. SOTAMBE Film Festival supports visual arts and we are proud to invite you for the exposition that will run every day of the festival!


Tuesday 18 September 2018
Time: 09:00 – 11:00
Venue: Spur Stake Ranchers, Mukuba Mall

The 5th SOTAMBE DFAF celebrates Zambian Filmmaker. Today they all meet during the breakfast starting their SOTAMBE Festival journey together!


Tuesday 18 – Saturday 22 September 2018
Time: 13:00 - 15:00
Venue: Kaunda Square

DJ Anos Kartel plays the best music selection to make you dance! Join the SOTAMBE vibe and then rush to the Kitwe Little Theatre for movie screenings and more interesting programmes!


Tuesday 18 September 2018
Time: 17:30 - 21:00
Venue: Kitwe Little Theatre

Official Opening Ceremony starts with the Promenade with the Filmmakers matching from Kaunda Square at 17:30 to the Kitwe Little Theatre! Support their energy and hard work by joining us for the match pass!

Kabwite Kasuloka will take us through the evening full of exciting sketches and performances!

Guest of Honour: Kitwe Disctrict Commisionaire, Binwel Mpundu Special Guest: UNDP representative Artists of the evening: MAG 44

The 5th SOTAMBE DFAF will be open by Climate CIEWS, a documentary movie by FrameWorks Media, Lusaka.


Tuesday 18 – Saturday 22 September 2018
Time: 21:30 - 01:00
Venue: Quenchers (behind Kitwe Little Theatre)

Dance and celebrate, the 5th SOTAMBE Film Festival is here again! DJ Anos Kartel plays the music till last one man every night of the Film Festival! Come one, come ALL and celebrate with us!


Are you an actor, filmamker and lover of the City on Fire? Do you want to see what is happening behind the scenes? Do you want to meet with the producers, cast and crew?

This is a great opportunity! This workshop will give you a feel of real set, challenges and joy that teh City on Fire family is going through! Take up that challenge and spend one WHOLE day at the Studio of City on Fire in Kitwe!

Book your space +260 966 065 467 (also Whatsapp).


This workshop is facilitated by Blade-works - Post-production company from South Africa and is focussing on TV and FILM. The sessions include Smart Phone Storytelling, Future of Television Entertainment and Business Development Strategy, all extremely important for the development of the film industry.

Please book your space +260 966 065 467 (also Whatsapp).

DRAMA PLAY “The Walk Ahead”

Friday 21 September 2018
Time: 19:30 – 20:00
Venue: Kitwe Little Theatre

SOTAMBE Documentary Film and Arts Festival, as per tradition, introduces a drama as an important component of our additional programmes. The Walk Ahead is a drama play portraying the day Nelson Mandela left the prison. The play celebrates the Nelson Mandela's legacy 100 years after his birth.