By Abdi Ali
Published June 11, 2017
Unless talent is identified, nurtured and exploited it amounts to nothing in the creative sector.
It is for this reason that the 100th bi-monthly Lola Kenya Screen film forum (LKSff)’s ExpertSpeak session at Goethe-Institut in Kenya’s capital, Nairobi, shall on June 19, 2017 from 5:30 PM address Talent Mentorship and Entrepreneurship in the Movie Sector.
A specialist shall tackle the subject in the five-minute well loved segment of LKSff’s programme that also sees films screened and critically appreciated followed by an informal networking session in which players in the movie sector get to know one another and forge friendships and business partnerships.
ExpertSpeak gives practising, knowledgeable and experienced professionals–models, actors, dancers, writers, painters, critics, stage designers, graphic artists, animators, editors, project managers and talent and events manager–the opportunity to share their expertise with a specialised captive audience. Such talks, that take the form of a business proposal or pitching presentation are aimed at motivating, inspiring and sharpening others for the challenges in the arts sector in general and movies in particular.
The ExpertSpeak pitch equips the listeners with necessary information just as it gives the speaker exposure and promotion.
Regarded as a training platform for moviemakers, event programmers and presenters, public speakers and discussion moderators, journalists and critics, promoters and marketers and resource-mobilisers, LKSff is often one of the first places where new movies can be seen and young talent spotted.
LKSff is the initiative of ComMattersKenya consultancy in collaboration with Goethe-Institut in Kenya.