In this sci-fi short film, a man sends a kifaro to kill his wife’s secret lover.
Kifaro is an evil spirit that is sent to kill or cause harmful sicknesses, and in this science fiction story, the kifaro is a drone. It borrows from the concept that modern day digital binary code evolved from a mathematical system used in many African divination systems. Read more about theme here.
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Praise for Kifaro
What I like about this film is the interface between divination and hacking, using sekere to stand down the robot and the visual storytelling. Dila is maturing as a filmmaker using very little to accomplish much. Tade Thompson @tadethompson
Sci-fi Short Film Kifaro
What a wonderfully strange short film. I love it. James Murua @jamesmurua
This is a really good short sci-fi movie. I liked it so much! It’s only 12 minutes long and really worth it. I loved the silence in it leaving you to interpret as you go along. I’ll do a proper review once I finish work.
Please watch it, share it widely, and consider supporting the very talented artist, Dilman Dila, if you can. Especially in these times where art is even more important and gets us through these uncertain times. Muuka Gee
This is so dope! the hybrid of traditional wise woman meets hacking tools, intelligent killer drones in trad masks and spec-fi future tech shooting africa-magic-soapie-grade laser fx. triple dope! love it! QB Smith Warm Days @qbwarmdays
I love loved the sci-fi short film.
Having the characters silent yet still keeping us engaged!
Though side Nigga was the star in the movie huh!! and the Badass madam that had a solution to every mishap!!!
And of course the sound track and then the “back to sender” was genius!
Fiona Laker @fioneezy
Ninja this is a well spent 12 minutes of my life today. I like how tech was used to represent the kifaro and don’t get me started on the sound track. Good work! Eobonyo @GamblingEmmy
In making this film, I was building on my knowledge of CGI. I mostly use Blender for visual effects, and this film marks my maturity in learning special effects. I will be embarking on a feature film soon, and it will have a similar theme, of a robot that is sent after a person who has committed a minor crime, like adultery, for I like to have big drama over petty issues. This film follows the Horror Romance series that I am created for YouTube. I am a filmmaker who lives and works in Uganda, and I like creating science fiction films, but it is a genre that is generally expensive to work in, and so I’m appealing to you to please leave a donation if you can, or make a pledge on my Patreon, so I can keep making more great films like this.
Now that you are here, I have a small favor to ask. I regularly make science fiction short films and I’m looking for your support. It’s very difficult to make it as a filmmaker in Africa, where there is virtually no market to encourage big film investments, and so any dollar you can spare will go a long way into changing things. Please pledge on patreon.com/dilstories You only pay after I make the film, and you can stop payments at anytime. For other options, like donating via mobile money or PayPal, please go here dilmandila.com/donate