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Kenya Film Commission offers free training to filmmakers

Kenya Film Commission offers free training to filmmakers


Wednesday, May 15, 2024

KNA by Grace Naishoo

Kenya Film Commission in partnership with the County Government of Kiambu, through the Department of Youth Affairs, Sports and Communication, have organized a Six-day film workshop, to train local filmmakers in areas of pre-production, production and post production.

The Film Capacity Building Workshop, scheduled from May 13th to 18th, 2024, will be held at the Kiambu County Headquarters.

The training aims to equip Kiambu County youth with film production skills, promoting the industry as a livelihood source, sustainable wealth contributor, and job creator.

Meanwhile, According to the Kiambu County Executive (CECM) for Youth Affairs, Sports and Communication, Ali Osman, the trainees have been selected from different parts of the County, with an aim to sharpen the local filmmakers with practical experiences on the filmmaking process.

“The training will enhance the professional skills of local filmmakers, preparing them to compete effectively in both local and international film environments,” said Osman.

He further encouraged filmmakers from the County, to be active in seeking out and taking advantage of opportunities that are presented by the National government, through the Commission and the county.

“The training will cover various aspects of film and production such as scriptwriting, directing & acting, cinematography, picture composition, video editing, sound techniques, lighting, among others” the CECM added.

Elizabeth Kamau, one of the beneficiaries of the program said she is looking forward to acquire skills that will help her, create great productions and contents that can be marketed commercially so she can make an income out of it.

The individual attended a training session on professional skills for content creation, including camera parts, story characteristics, and video editing techniques.

In 2020 the Kenya Film Commission launched Capacity Building workshop, as part of its Corporate Social Responsibility program and rolled it out to the counties, in a bid to ensure that the country has a vibrant film industry with professionals who are empowered to tell authentic Kenyan stories, thus making significant contributions to the Kenyan film industry.

Courtesy; KNA

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