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Call for Entries extended to 24th April 2014

Nairobi, Kenya, Thursday April 10th 2014… The Kenya film Commission (KFC) has announced an extension of the deadline for entries for the 5thEdition of Kalasha Film & TV Awards 2014 to 24th April 2014

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Work in progress for the FILM POLICY

KFC is championing the enactment of the film policy with the overall objective to facilitate and nurture the development of a vibrant film industry of international repute. Supporting this initiative is Department of Film Services and Kenya Film Classification Board. KFC seeks to ensure that Kenya develops an enabling environment and a viable film industry which reflects Kenyan identity, character and cultural diversity while ensuring that the film industry is appreciated as one of the main economic activities in Kenya;

KFC hopes that with the enactment of the Film policy, we will be able to oversee the development of a harmonious regulatory environment for the film industry in Kenya while ensuring enforcement of guidelines, regulatory policies and codes of conduct. This is especially pertinent in harmonizing service provision between the film industry and the other relevant government agencies in light of the new Constitutional dispensation and the introduction of the County governments. It is geared towards harmonizing film fees and charges for filming locations across the country.

The government bodies responsible for the film policy (KFC/DFS/KFCB) had a retreat the week of 10th March 2014 to finalise the technical aspect of drafting the policy which included all the inputs that they have received from all parties including stakeholders. This was in line with both the stakeholders and government wish to bring the film policy to a conclusion as soon as possible.

There have been no fundamental changes to the policy since the policy was last discussed with the stakeholders.

Capacity Building for industry players

KFC is still spearheading County workshops in the area of capacity building and have so far trained in Mlolongo, Lamu, Kisii, Nairobi, Nyeri and Kwale where over 400 people were trained in 4 groups of Film Directing and production, Screen script writing, Cinematography-camera, lighting and sound and Screen acting. In Nairobi, the Commission supported the training of over 75 teachers in Film production in preparation for Kenya National Schools and Colleges Film and Drama festival in 2014. On 12 & 13th March this year, KFC presented to all 47counties at the CCK convened Governors Forum, the economic role and development of the film industry infrastructure, and before this financial year ends i.e. June 2014, KFC plans to meet individually with all county executives that are responsible for film in each county, for specific case by case study support. In our drive as KFC to get to see more Kenyan’s watching more Kenyan content we will be discussing the launch at each county; our “County Film Screening Initiative” that will see the development of a screen culture and put to use the social halls available in each county resulting in monthly film screenings.

Events diary

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  • KFC Chairman Screening  April 10th 2014
  • Kalasha Awards June 28th 2014
  • Cannes Festival May 14th -27th 2014
  • A Paper on Film Incentives

Ø KFC Chairman screenings – April 10th 2014

Ø Kalasha Awards-June 28th 2014

Ø Cannes Festival- 14th to 27th May 2014

Ø A Paper on Film Incentives


Licenses & Taxation

Licenses & Taxation
1. Production Licenses

The Department of Film Services ( handles film production licensing in Kenya. Film Licensing is a simple and relatively cheap procedure. For more details on Film Licensing click on the link below




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