After making its way through South and West Africa, Animation du Monde turns to East Africa as Nairobi Comic Con (NAICCON) 2019 hosts the fourth leg of the Pan-African Animation du Monde 2020 preliminary rounds from 24 - 25 August 2019. Entries are currently open, until 11 August 2019.
In an exciting first for Kenya, Country Queen, a new TV drama series produced as a joint German and Kenyan co-production will be shopped at market at both the upcoming Kalasha Market in Nairobi Kenya, and Series Mania in Lille France.
Working closely with Cape Town-based Singh&Sons for Distell, Robin Adams from Egg Films has directed 'Perfect Blend' to raise the profile of Viceroy in Kenya.
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
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