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11th Lola Kenya Screen Film Submission Closes in 11 Days

The Musical Dragon by Camille Muller, Switzerland

Moviemakers worldwide have till 15.06.16 to send in their work for the 11th annual Lola Kenya Screen festival. That is just 11 days away! RELATED:11th Lola Kenya Screen Calls for Entries What sort of films are wanted? Lola Kenya Screen considers films By, With and For children and youth, i.e. those ‎starring‬ ‘children and youth’, ‪‎addressing‬ ‘children and youth audience’ or ‪‎tackling‬ ‘children and youth issues’. Send in your work by 15.06.16. The festival shall be in December 2016. Will all the films sent in be screened? We select movies that are creative and ‪‎demonstrate artistic and technical mastery‬; ‪speak positively‬ to ‪‎children and youth‬ of ‪‎diverse backgrounds‬ and cultures; provide ‪strong role models‬ for both ‪‎boys and girls‬; and whose action is child and/or youth-driven and the stories are culturally authentic, timely, and of ‪‎universal appeal‬. Oh? RELATED:How Founder’s Pre-School and Sunday School Teaching Experience Shaped Lola Kenya  Lola Kenya Screen REJECTS films with Excessive or ‪‎gratuitous violence‬, nudity or ‎profanity‬ and those that advocate and support ‪‎racial‬, ‪‎cultural‬, ‪religious‬ or ‪‎gender bias‬. How is this done? A film selection committee‬ comprising children‬, ‎youth‬, ‪‎filmmakers‬, ‪arts critics‬, ‪‎media educators, parents ‬ and other stakeholders screens all entries received in their entirety. It approves movies for Festival participation and for competition. Please submit your work by 15.06.16. The films selected for the festival shall be announced in 10 days after the deadline. That is, on June 25, 2016.

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11th Lola Kenya Screen Calls for Entries

East African Community children on a shooting location

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+). RELATED:Filmmaking Transforms Children’s Lives; Introduce it in all Schools 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. RELATED:The Role of the Movie-maker in Contemporary Society It is crucial that films and videos submitted to Lola Kenya Screen are made by, with and for children and youth rather than about children and youth. 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: Director Lola Kenya Screen Ngong Road, Ngong Hills Cell: 254 722 486531, 254 733 703374 Email: P O Box 20775-00100 GPO Nairobi, Kenya (EA).

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