CUMP is an independent documentary and film festival drawn from Colleges and Universities that offer Film and Electronic Media studies in East Africa, and the only independent film festival in Nairobi. CUMP shall screen in Nairobi and other East African cities and shall premiere local and international films and documentaries.

The core philosophy of the Festival is to present the highest quality films in a non- competitive, utilitarian way with strands that emphasize human rights, social issues, and the environment but without forgetting the need for films that are pure entertainment for film lovers and families.

At CUMP we try to create an environment for professionals, amateurs and local film enthusiasts to talk about the art of film making and to get involved in creating film and documentary work within the college environments. We have done this by keeping the festival compact and intimate and by locating it in a relatively contained environment.