The Rwanda Film Institute (RFI) is a stand-alone unit of the Rwanda Cinema Centre founded by Eric Kabera. The RFI developments strive at building the filmmaking and new media ground and also provide important outlets for students seeking to gain experience in filmmaking.
As we all know, Africa voice need to be heard and these voices may come from the heart of Africa. During the last decade, the Rwanda Cinema Centre where the idea of film school was born has excelled as a centre stage for film training in the region.
Our reputation in training young men and women in filmmaking techniques has been felt across Africa and abroad. Our student films are later shown to thousands of people in different locations of Rwanda using inflatable screens. This has endowed us the famous name 'HILLYWOOD' which means Cinema in the hills of Rwanda. We take films to the country side and screen them to excited audiences numbering five to ten thousand. It ends up as a godsend to most people who have limited access to TV, film or any form of entertainment.