The Kenyan film Rafiki, which is co-produced by South Africa, is part of the official line-up for 2018’s event, marking the first time a Kenyan director has had a film in competition at Cannes. By Nadia Neophytou
It’s been years since the government formed the Kenya Film Commission (KFC), but so far it has done nothing to change the industry in Kenya, according to players. By Hilary Kimuyu
Africa has set up an ambitious program to grow the continent's film industry from 5 billion US dollars to 20 billion US dollars, with the potential to create at least twenty million jobs, according to the African Union (AU). By Sarah Kimani
Tujaribu is a one-hour dramedy series that follows the story of a blended Kenyan family and premieres on Kenya’s leading entertainment channel KTN. For Kenyans in the diaspora they can also catch it on KTN’s YouTube channel every Saturday at 8pm.
In Kenya and Uganda, up to 80% of those in prison have never seen a lawyer, estimates African Prison Project (APP) founder Alexander McLean.
Kenya is eyeing to host a Sh2.5 billion hub for movie and video production, music recording and broadcast services to be financed by multi lateral lenders as a way of growing Africa’s creative economy. By Neville Otuki
Submissions are open to filmmakers from around the world for entry into the official competition at the 20th anniversary edition of the Zanzibar International Film Festival (ZIFF).
Fahmida Miller has been appointed as one of Al Jazeera’s East Africa correspondents, based in Nairobi.
Over 200 delegates drawn from the film industry, channel owners and financial sector will meet in Nairobi next week. The summit aims to find ways of promoting and accelerating development of the film and audio visual sector in Africa through commercial funding.
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