The Film Industry Learner Mentorship Programme (F.I.L.M.) starts training the latest MICT-SETA internship programme on 1 November 2012.
The 10-month programme will see 40 interns receive unit-standard aligned, accredited training, as well as mentorship in leading production companies and on local and international film, TV and commercial productions.
Kenya's comedy industry has received a great boost from the first African mobile devices brand, Mi-Fone. It has taken to sponsoring comedians by way of promoting their works through endorsements.
The company is sponsoring a series of comedy sessions dubbed Mi Comedy that seeks to nurture and promote upcoming local comedians, thereby popularising Kenya's talent across the continent. In addition, the company loads the comedy clips on all Mi-Fone handsets therefore promoting Kenya's vibrant comics.
- From March to May 2012, CFI lent its support to young Egyptian directors of short documentaries, during a new, 8-week introductory workshop organised in Cairo with the Association of independent film makers SEMAT, the Ateliers Varan, the Institut Français (the French operator in favour of cultural initiatives) in Egypt and Arte France.
- Tanzania Tourist Board (TTB) plans to produce and film an international travel and food show titled Out of the World to be aired in an Indian television channel popularly known as Food Food.
Buni TV announced today that it had partnered with three high-profile African film festivals, the Africa in Motion (AiM) festival in Scotland, the Kenya International Film Festival (KIFF), and London’s Film Africa, to help support emerging filmmakers.
- Rollaball successfully reached its fundraising goal on Saturday, 22 September 2012, on Kickstarter, the world’s largest funding platform for creative projects. Big World Cinema’s documentary-in-progress raised $38 577 from 294 funders across the planet, making it the most successful Kickstarter movie project from an African production company. In addition, Rollaball is now in the top 3% of all funded projects on Kickstarter that have raised over $20 000. Full story here
Back in 10 May 2012, Minister Rob Davies approves amendments to foreign film television production and post-production incentive programme guidelines. Those guidelines have since been posted on one of the government's websites.