The deadline for receiving films for our 11th annual festival to be held in December 2016 is June 15, 2016.
We invite movie-makers from all over the world to download our film submission form, fill it in, sign and send it in with copies of their films that are suitable for children ages 13 and under, youth aged 14-25 years, and family (25+).
Such works must have a copyright date to qualify for submission.
Films and videos whose original language is not English MUST be subtitled or dubbed in English.
A selection committee comprising children, youth, filmmakers, critics, media educators and
other stakeholders screens all entries received in their entirety. The Selection Committee
approves films and videos for Festival participation and for competition. The Lola
Kenya Screen Juries then judge competing films.
What do we look for during film selection?
Besides being creative and demonstrating artistic and technical mastery, the content should speak positively to children and youth of diverse backgrounds and cultures and should provide strong role models for both boys and girls; the action of the film should be child/youth-driven, and the stories should be culturally authentic, timely, and of universal appeal.
We also reject some films outright if they contain excessive or gratuitous violence, nudity or profanity; or advocate and support racial, cultural, religious or gender bias.
Entries are sent to:
Lola Kenya Screen
Ngong Road, Ngong Hills
Cell: 254 722 486531, 254 733 703374
P O Box 20775-00100 GPO
Nairobi, Kenya (EA).