Apply For Mobile Phone Film Contest

Nairobi, Kenya 3rd November 2017; The Kenya Film Commission (KFC), has rolled out a Mobile Phone Film Competition 2017, with the aim of supporting the local film industry in Kenya.
The competition is set to take place from 1st November 2017 to January 30th 2018; with the awards slated for February 2018 (dates will be communicated).
Call for submissions/entries is 15th November to 30th December 2017.
Deadline for submission- 30th December 2017
Vetting & shortlisting by jury- 4th – 18thJanuary 2018
Voting by public- Monday 22nd to 30th January 2018
Awards- Thursday 8th February 2018
At the heart of Kenya Film Commission core mandate is to develop, promote and market the film industry locally and internationally and identify and facilitate the growth of the film industry
“The ultimate business objective we want to contribute to through the competition is not only to indirectly grow awareness of Kenya Film Commission mandate but also to create interest and spark creativity in people of all ages with limited income or resources, but to actually inspire creative Kenyans and armature filmmakers to live to their potential and realize the opportunity to fulfil their dream”, notes Alex Mulwa, the Director of Marketing at KFC.
The theme for the competition will be
# MyKenyaMyStory and will be pushed with the same hash tag on all mass media platforms; KFC hopes that with this competition will give emerging filmmakers the chance to showcase their talent, be recognized and enhance their creative skills while communicating the diversity of Kenyan stories and beautiful locations.
“The theme #MyKenyaMyStory emanates from the fact that Kenyans are a peace loving people, warm and patriotic enough thus they will feel obliged to create a film and share their rich culturally diverse stories while showcasing Kenya’s unique locations’, observes Alex.
According to the latest sector statistics from the Communications Authority, Kenya now has over 90% mobile penetration with a total mobile subscription of slightly over 39.7 million. Further to this, Google’s Consumer Barometer indicates smartphone uptake in Kenya is now at 44% in 2016 a massive jump from 2014 when smartphone uptake was measured in the same survey as being only 27%.
The rules for the competition will span;
Citizenship: Participants must be Kenyan
Submissions: Submitted films must be Kenyan Stories.
All release forms should be attached.
Age of participants: below 35 years, with those under 18 required to provide an approval form from the guardian.
Themes: drama (horror, thriller), comedy, documentary, adventure (travel) and reality with the tagline being My Kenya…My Story
Length of the films: 5 minutes maximum.
Language of films: English and with subtitles for other languages.
Go here to submit www. https://
The competition aims to bring together Kenyans from all walks of life that have a mobile phone, an interest in film, have a Kenyan story and are interested to share it.

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