By Iminza Keboge
Published April 11, 2017
Lola Kenya Screen film forum (LKSff), the most consistent and longest running movie platform on the Nairobi’s arts and entertainment calendar, shall on April 24, 2017 take a closer look at Acting and what it takes to excel in this performance art on both screen and stage.
Mike Njeru, a director and producer of the Tufilamu Pictures, a Nairobi-based group of young moviemakers specialising in experimental works as they gain experience in the art and craft of motion pictures, is scheduled to tackle the subject in the ExpertSpeak slot of the programme alongside the screening and discussion of short films from the Tufilamu collective.
Among the work to be showcased shall be STRUCTURES OF HOPE, a documentary that has just won the Best Documentary prize in Kenya’s Riverwood Academy Awards; SPENSA, a drama that got nomination in the United States of America’s My Rode Reel International competition in which it eventually attained position 15 out of 1226 films in the world and that has also received the Best Music Score in the Riverwood Academy Awards in 2017; and WHAT I LOVE ABOUT YOU (W.I.L.A.Y), a seven-minute drama.
All the shorts, on the theme of dreams, hope and inspiration, are directed by Robert Asimba, a young telecommunications engineer who has taken to moviemaking.
Since 2005 when LKSff was started, the programme of each gathering has comprised screening, discussion, childfare, ExpertSpeak and networking segments in line with the aim of LKSff as a capacity-building platform for Kenya’s and eastern Africa’s motion pictures sector.
Now an unmissable bi-monthly event since 2016, LKSff runs between 5:45 and 8:15 in the evening of every last Monday of every other month.
LKSff is presented under the ArtMatters.Info cultural journalism and arts criticism initiative by ComMattersKenya consultancy and Goethe-Institut in association with IPO-Eastern Africa,