Film department is dedicated to making the slum stories using film and empowering youth from all over Africa on ways to tell their own stories. The main aim is to take the students through the process of pre-production, production and


Since its beginning, the masterclass has shown that its participants are destined to be the best of the best. Our objective is to assist them to progress on the road toward professional maturity in terms of both theory and practice.


Each year a group of nominators select candidates for the masterclass from all over Africa. These candidates are then invited to submit a portfolio of their work and, in the spring, an independent committee selects 15 participants based on the

African Slum Photo Festival

African Slum Photo Festival (ASPF) is an initiative by the Mwelu Foundation which focuses on training young upcoming photographers from different slums in Africa photography and filming...

About ASPF

Photo Contest

Photo Contest

A photo competition for slum photographer run concurrent with the photography workshop, photographer are asked to submit their art and the call is done through our social media and word of mouth. Visit here to deliver your project for the competition.

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What the participants say

I interacted with other photographers in the masterclass and we shared our skills. Am planning to share what I have learnt with others who didn't have the chance to attend masterclass. I wish the festival happens every year.

Mathu Karanja 2016 Masterclass Student

This was the first time I participated in ASPF and won an award under the category "Slum Fashion". I couldn't believe it, the experience was amazing.

Stephanie Rangala 2017 Winner

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