KISFF Organizing Committee

Chairman Safinaz Foundation, Founder and Festival Director

Mr. Aasif KARIM

Mr. Aasif KARIM is Chairman Safinaz Foundation and founder and Festival Director of the Kenya International Sports Film Festival (KISFF).

He is former national cricket and tennis captain and played in three ICC World Cups; 1996, 1999 and 2003 and participated in Davis Cup tennis. He is a FELLOW Arbitrator and Accredited Mediator and is currently also a Mediator by the Kenyan Judiciary for Family and Commercial Disputes. He was recently appointed board member of the Kenya Film Commission.

Events and Marketing Director

Madam Florence NDUTA

Madam Florence NDUTA is events and marketing director for KISFF with over 25 years’ experience in the hospitality/airline industry, mainly in the field of sales and marketing. She has also been in the financial sector, having been a bank manager for five years. A fluent French speaker, she is an acclaimed Kalasha Awards winner and served as national secretary of the Kenya Actors’ Guild for three years.

PR & Communication Liaison KISFF

Mr. Chris KAMAU

Mr. Chris KAMAU is an actor, with over 20 years’ experience in the arts, communication, entertainment and media industries. Kamau is a former Chairman of Kenya Actors’ Guild. He is a member of the organising committee of International Film Convention Kenya, a forum that is designed to bring together key audio visual industry players from around the world on a yearly basis. He was also a panelist on the Kalasha TV and Film Market, 2019. He is a member of SAG/AFTRA, the premier global actors union.

PA to the Chairman

Mr. John MULI

Personal assistant to the Chairman, Safinaz Group of Companies, Mr. Aasif Karim. He is head of claims and medical departments at Aristocrats Insurance Co. Ltd, coordinator of publication of Sports Monthly magazine and Estates Manager with Jaffrey Investments and Safinaz Properties Ltd. He holds a Diploma in Sales and Marketing.

Chief Juror for The KENYA INTERNATIONAL SPORTS FILM FESTIVAL, 2020.

Franki Ashiruka

Franki is the Chief Editor and Founder of Africa Post Office. For over 20 years Franki has been delivering award winning film and television projects in Kenya, New Zealand, UK and USA.

She has worked with a host of prominent media houses such as Channel 4 (UK), Fox international channel (UK), 3D Global Leadership (Nigeria), PBS (USA), Multichoice, Zuku, Content House, TouchDown Pictures (NZ), as well as established production companies like Quite Bright Films, Fat Rain Films, Ginger Ink, Mojo Productions and Shadow Films (SA). Franki believes that great stories are in the telling. Her passion lies in finding the narrative to make a story not just engaging, but irresistible.