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Nairobi’s Critical Movie Platform Trains, Reaches Entrepreneurs

Following proceedings during a Lola Kenya Screen film forum gathering at Goethe-Institut in Nairobi.

Lola Kenya Screen film forum (LKSff), Nairobi’s most consistent and longest running critical movie platform, convenes for the first time in 2017 on February 27. Scheduled to grace the occasion after the Christmas break are young performing artists from a group called Geatrics whose movie shall premiere at Goethe-Institut in Nairobi. RELATED:Impact of Lola Kenya Screen LKSff has over the past 12 years reached more than 8000 creative entrepreneurs through a monthly gathering of players in the movie sector. A ‘Closed’ or ‘By-Invitation-Only’ gathering, LKSff–that brings together players in the audiovisual media sector–is a training ground for creative entrepreneurship in Event Planning, Discussion Moderation, Public Speaking, Cultural Journalism, and Resource-Mobilisation. LKSff has since December 2005 when it started showcased 230 movies from eastern Africa and reached 8800 movie lovers at the end of 2016. RELATED:Lola Kenya Screen’s Internship Lands Youth Media Job The forum switched from a monthly to a bi-monthly schedule in 2016. It is now run every last Monday of the other month. RELATED:Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) LKSff has over the years been bringing together stakeholders such as moviemakers, critics, writers, students, researchers, policymakers, funders, actors, community developers to: a). watch and discuss short movies in eastern Africa b). exchange ideas on how to improve movie production c). explore ways of creating a sustainable market for moving image products and services. Every meeting of LKSff shows a movie for children and youth to encourage practitioners to make such movies in eastern Africa. Also in the programme is a segment called ExpertSpeak that features an experienced practitioners talking about their work. The aim of this is to  equip movie practitioners with skills in the various departments or areas related to the 7th Art. RELATED:Lola Kenya Screen school outreach The Lola Kenya Screen movie platform for children and youth in …

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My Graduation from Mechanical to Creative Producer

Harry Kiplagat Yegon, Video Production Intern, From Technician to Artist, Lola Kenya Screen Internship, Nairobi, April-August 2015

By Harry Kiplagat Yegon Serving at Lola Kenya Screen as a video production intern over the past four months has been invaluable; it has boosted my production aptitude and given me better focus. RELATED: Lola Kenya Screen Inspires Me into pursuing Public Relations Career Lola Kenya Screen has equipped me well to effectively put in practice what I had theoretically studied in Journalism/Mass Communication. I can now say that I am a fully equipped media practitioner, something that I could not have flaunted before joining Lola Kenya Screen as I couldn’t really tell to which department of media I belonged. I am grateful for the support of the company’s managing trustee and creative director for being of a great help to me, especially during the time that I felt overwhelmed by the pressure of work. RELATED: How Filming Companies Can Help Boost Your Business I manage to complete at least 90% of the work given to me during my 16 weeks of internship. This is a great achievement by any standard. I was also exposed to other areas like film criticism, media and information literacy and talent and event management. I have now graduated from a purely assembly line technical producer to a creative one as well! It will be of great advantage if the management increases the number of interns in every department for more productivity to be generated. I also urge the management to come up with a television channel to produce and air cultural stories from eastern Africa through which video production interns could showcase their talents. This will further expand the screening avenues beyond the current weekly school outreach, fortnightly mobile cinema, monthly film forum and annual film festival. Lola Kenya Screen offers 8-16-week internship to final year university students in Media and Information Literacy, Creative …

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Lola Kenya Screen Inspires Me into pursuing Public Relations Career

Leah Loreni, left, with ArtMatters.Info writer Daisy Nandeche Okoti during the 88th Lola Kenya Screen film forum at Goethe-Institut on 27.07.15

By Leah Amani Loreni When I joined Lola Kenya Screen in April 2015 as a Public Relations Intern having studied Journalism/Mass Communication, I almost lost hope as it appeared like I was taking rather long in mastering the craft of writing proposals, having taken only a single unit in PR in college. However, through guidance from my supervisor, I managed to learn how to write not just proposals but also persuasive communication in general. RELATED: Lola Kenya Screen Equipped Me with Skills in Cultural Journalism, Arts Criticism and Event Management During my four-month internship programme that ended on August 4, 2015 I had managed to draft five proposals on the various programmes–School Outreach, Community Mobile Cinema, Film Forum, Skills-Development, Movie Festival–that Lola Kenya Screen undertakes throughout the year. I also participated in the planning of the monthly Lola Kenya Screen film forum, in previewing the films to be screened and discussed and also served as a Public Relations Assistant during the events over the entire period of my internship. RELATED: Twelve-Year Old Turns Ordinary Stories into Films! This internship enabled me to not just discover my strengths but also my weaknesses as well: I gained new knowledge and skills; I got new insights and also the motivation to pursue a career in Public Relations and Corporate Communications. Lola Kenya Screen offers 8-16-week internship to final year university students in Media and Information Literacy, Creative writing, Cultural Journalism, Critical Appreciation of Creativity, Event Planning and Presentation, Movie Production, Graphic Design and Website Development.Eligible are students of Media, Information, Communication, Journalism, Mass Communication, TV/Video Production, Visual Communication, Advertising, Literature and related areas. RELATED: Lola Kenya Screen’s Cinematography Workshop Introduces Me to Culture, Ornithology, Botany and Environmental Conservation

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8th Lola Kenya Screen Festival Comes Alive in Nairobi

lola kenya screen festivaliers

Our 8th annual festival returns with the best possible films for children, youth and family from Kenya, Tanzania, Namibia, Egypt, Abu Dhabi (UAE), India, South Korea, Bulgaria, Spain, Australia, USA, Poland, Greece, Italy, United Kingdom, France, Singapore, Germany, Brazil, Austria, and Canada on December 2, 2013 Full length as well as short fictional, documentary, animation and experimental works in genres such diverse genres as drama, juvenile, fantasy, western, horror, social, romantic comedy, romance, mystery, black comedy, science fiction, thriller, suspense, survival, post-apocalypcy, fantastic thriller, infomercial, docu-fiction, adventure,audio drama, controversy, grotesque, music video, and road movie shall be showcased. The films are in English, Spanish, Polish, Greek, Bulgarian, Malayalam, Quiche, Kikamba, Arabic, French, German, no dialogue, Hindi, Chhattisgarhi, Portuguese and Kiswahili. Like in the previous seven editions, we shall equip children and youth with the skills to conceive, create, appreciate, promote and consume high quality mass (primarily, audiovisual) media content that is both appropriate and sensitive to the audience and cultures of a multicultural modern society. With the festival set to end on December 7, 2013, we have strengthened our affirmative action approach to helping grow African and Kenyan media content for children and youth as manifested in sections such as Best Student Film, Best Film by a Child, Best Kenyan Film and Best Eastern Africa Film. As ever, we shall explore, identify, nurture and flaunt creativity among children and youth in filmmaking, journalism, creative appreciation, event organisation & presentation, and media and information literacy between 10.00AM and 4.00PM daily. The mentors lined up to impart skills and share experiences with the children and youth in the official skills-development programmes are all drawn from Kenya. Just what are the skills-development programmes that Lola Kenya Screen offers and why do they target children and youth? These are practical, hands-on, learn-as-you-do training that …

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