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Looking Beyond Nairobi’s 100th Premier Critical Movie Meeting

Lola Kenya Screen staff stand in front of the auditorium of Goethe-Institut in Nairobi in 2007.

By Iminza Keboge Published June 18, 2017 As Lola Kenya Screen (LKS) presents its 100th bi-monthly Lola Kenya Screen film forum (LKSff) on June 19, 2017, Ogova Ondego, Managing Trustee and Creative Director of LKS speaks about what is in store for this movie platform for children and youth in eastern Africa in 2017 and beyond. What is Lola Kenya Screen and why does it exist? Lola Kenya Screen is a movie festival and skills-development and marketing platform focusing on children and youth in eastern Africa that seeks to integrating movie production with other socio-cultural and economic sectors in order to come up with a vibrant and sustainable motion pictures industry. RELATED:Short Fiction Contest for Africans Calls for Submission How many films has Lola Kenya Screen produced with the youth since inception? Though children and youth of Lola Kenya Screen have made more than 50 fictions, animations, documentaries and experimentals many of which have won or been nominated for prestigious awards–Jugend Medien Festival Berlin,Kids For Kids Africa, Africa Movie Academy Awards, World Summit on Media for Children–Lola Kenya Screen does much more than just produce movies. We equip children and youth with the skills to conceive, create, promote and consume high quality, audience-sensitive, culture-appropriate  content. With their skills, our children and youth are left to their own devices to do as they see fit in their families and communities. Any notable directors, actors or production engineers as a result of over 10 years and 100 film forums? Lola Kenya Screen, particularly its film forum, is often one of the first places where new films can be seen and young talent spotted.During the forum a selected short film is screened followed by an open discussion based on the production as pertains to universal moviemaking standards.The films exhibited and discussions arising from …

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African Youth Urged to Consider Motion Pictures Sector Career

The best way to spend school vacation is to attend Lola Kenya Screen movie festival.

By Khalifa Hemed Published May 4, 2017 A Nigerian governor has charged the youth of his state to consider moviemaking as a career. RELATED:Opportunities for African Moviemakers Owelle Rochas Anayo Okorocha, the Governor of Imo State, made the call in the north-eastern Nigerian state capital, Owerri, during the opening session of a three-week hands-on training for young people in movie directing, cinematography, editing, sound design, production management, makeup, script-writing and acting. Running April 25-May 10, 2017, the training is organised by Africa Film Academy (AFA) that organises the annual Africa Movie  Academy Awards (AMAA) and Imo State Government with the support of Diamond Bank and Africa Magic. “The film industry has [not only] become the biggest cultural export out of Nigeria [but has also become] . . . a money-spinner for those who are serious and ready to make it,” he said. “We are supporting this initiative as part of our youth-empowerment programmes. This training is to introduce you to the careers you can pursue in the movie industry.” RELATED:African Arts-Related Calls & Announcements Uche Ugwumba, the Chief of Staff to the Governor, harped on discipline as the bedrock of success in life to the more than 100 youth participating in the training. Urging the youth to take the training seriously as, he said, it would take their interest to a higher level, Ugwumba said, “You cannot achieve anything in life without discipline. The state government is paying for this training for every one of you because we believe in the potential that exists in entertainment and movie industry for job-creation and career-advancement.’’ RELATED:Kenyan Play Goes on Africa-wide Tour “After this investment by the state in you,” Peace Anyiam-Osigwe, the founder of AFA, while thanking the state for investing in the future of the youth, observed, “you will no longer ask the …

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