13 February 2020
KENYA FILM COMMISSION ROLLS OUT FILM HUBS ACROSS KENYA
The Commission has launched a program aimed at establishing film hubs countrywide. This initiative is aimed at strengthening local film makers’ professional skills and equipping them with information to enable them compete effectively in the local and international film environments.
Upon implementation, this initiative will enable participants to develop skills in all areas of film including Directing, Production, Scriptwriting, Acting, Editing and Cinematography. This will also enlighten participants on the latest trends in the local film industry; widen the skills pool in the local film industry to support the creative industry and establish the film industry as a potential employer and a main contributor to the economic growth of the country.
Without a doubt, the local film industry has great potential to contribute to the economic and manufacturing pillar of vision 2030 in terms of job creation in the production, distribution and shooting of the films and also generation of foreign exchange and tax revenues. It also contributes to the social pillar and political pillar of the vision 2030 through films which promote national cohesion, values and aspiration of the Kenyan people.
The film hub will focus on training thirty (30) aspiring filmmakers in a span of four (4) weeks by six (6) film industry professionals. The end product of this master class project will be a film shot on location in the various counties. Kicking off the film hub program is a master class program set for 2nd – 28th March 2020 in Eldoret, Uasin Gishu County; call for submission will be updated on the Commission's website.