Kenya Filmmakers to showcase local films in Zanzibar next week

Kenya Film Commission (KFC) will support a team of 11 local filmmakers to attend a 9-day Zanzibar International Film Festival (ZIFF) 2018 in Stone Town.

In a press statement on Thursday sent to newsrooms and signed by the Corporate Affairs Manager, Ms. Catherine Gitahi, the Commission said it has committed over half a million shillings to sponsor the team participate in the event that starts on July 7th to 15th this year as part of its commitment and support to the local film industry.

A total of 54 submissions were made by Kenyan filmmakers into ZIFF 2018 for competition in various genres, and some of the Kenyan films competing in the event include, Who Am I by Wanuri Kahiu, Supa Modo by Likarion Wainaina, Misfit by Karanja Ng’endo, Keru by Victor Gatonye and Clench by Mark Ayabei.

Others are, 18 Hours by Njue Kevin, The Cut by Peter Wangugi Gitau, New Moon by Philippa Ndisi Hermann, The Flesh Business by Denis Wanjohi Maina, The Yard by Busaka Jackton, Ball’n Africa by Silalei Owuor and Fihi Season by Carol Odongo.

Kenya Film Commission is calling upon filmmakers who would not manage to attend the festival to take their marketing collateral to the Commission office for showcasing and screening at the KFC pavilion in ZIFF.

KFC says the showcasing of Kenyan film content on the international platforms as an export product is aimed at generating revenue for the creative in the country, as well as creating meaningful jobs for the youth in Kenya.

The statement further states that Kenya Film Commission would host the screening of the beautiful new Kenyan film, Supa Modo on Wednesday July 11th at ZIFF’s main venue of the Old Fort Amphitheatre with various members of the cast and production team in attendance.

Supa Modo Film which had its much acclaimed world premiere at Berlinale in February this year, has been heralded as a stunning debut for Director Likarion Wainaina and its young cast.

Source: Kenya News Agency