The Kenya Film Commission calls for submissions for county film festival
In a bid to promote the film industry across the 47 counties of Kenya, the Kenya Film Commission has established Reel County Film Festival under the “My County My Story” programme aimed at growing the local film industry. The Reel County Film Festival will provide a platform for local filmmakers to come together and share knowledge and capacities in order to make a stronger impact on the cultural, social and economic development of audio-visual products in the counties.
As the name implies, filmmakers within Kenya’s 47 counties will come together and create content that promotes the cultural, social and economic activities of their respective counties. The content created by the different counties will tell stories, feature prominent people (historical or current), and/or feature locations of the counties. The content created will then be offered for selection into the Reel County Film Festival.
The content up for the selection for the festival includes:
Feature Films (minimum 60 mins)
Short films (7-40 mins)
Documentaries (20-40 mins)
Animation (5-10 mins)
The call for submission began on 16th January and will close on 3rd February 2023.
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