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Performance and Screen Arts Group to Perform at Lola Kenya Screen’s Event

A Nairobi-based youth group that specialises in performance and screen arts shall be in focus during the 98th Lola Kenya Screen film forum that screens and debates movies and provides a platform for forging of friendships and partnerships. The group, known as Geatrics Production, shall perform a skit and dance before presenting their debut film at Goethe-Institut in Nairobi on February 27, 2017. LKSff  is usually one of the first places–if not the only one!–where new films can be seen and young talent spotted as it focuses on equipping players in the movie sector with requisite skills for turning the motion pictures sector into an industry. While the skit to be presented tackles dishonesty in relationships and the dance provides an interlude of entertainment, the film revolves around the life of a girl after the death of her parents. RELATED:Lola Kenya Screen’s Programmes As the audience watch and discuss short movies from eastern Africa and network, they also get skills in moviemaking, event programming, public speaking, theme-based discussion moderation, cultural journalism and criticism, promotion and marketing, and resource-mobilisation through LKSff’s learn-by-doing approach. “The aims of LKSff are to build capacity in the movie sector of Kenya and eastern Africa; and to help turn moviemaking in the region into a sustainable industry,” Ogova Ondego, the creative director of Lola Kenya Screen of which LKSff is a part, tells ArtMatters.Info. “Consequently, Ondego says, “For this reason, LKSff showcases all sorts of short moving images: Public Service Announcements (PSAs), Commercials, Animations, Experimentals, Avant-Garde, Documentaries, Music Videos, and Fictions.” It is into this network that Geatrics Production hopes to tap, gets known and succeed in the fledgling movie arts sector. RELATED:Impact of Lola Kenya Screen “Geatrics Production was founded in 2014 with the aim to help and nurture young talents in acting,dance, art and …

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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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Apply for Lola Kenya Screen Internship

japheth ogila, journalism,steve biko abuya, pr, maseno university

Lola Kenya Screen offers internship–opportunity for the participant to acquire REAL life skills–to talented final year university students who are interested in changing the world for the better through creative entrepreneurship using the media and information discipline. The programme is an intensive, hands-on, learn-as-you-do full time experience that runs 8-12 weeks. Final year students of Communication, Journalism, Creative Writing, Arts Criticism, Video Production, Print Production, Graphic Design, Public Relations, Event-Organisation, Marketing, Resource-Mobilisation, Media Education, Mass Communication, and Web Development are eligible. To be considered for placement, applicants have to send in their formal application comprising: Cover Letter Motivation Curriculum Vitae School Introduction/Request, and Samples of one’s best work (if available). Shortlisted applicants go through written, oral and practical interview in their area of specialisation and interest prior to placement. During placement, Interns are treated as regular members of staff and acquire skills while serving in the various projects–School Outreach, Mobile Cinema, Film Forum, Internship, Festival–Lola Kenya Screen runs throughout the year. The performance of Interns is assessed by both Lola Kenya Screen and the university concerned and grades given that count towards their academic performance. Though we provide the platform upon which Interns acquire the practical skills required to graduate from university, we as Lola Kenya Screen don’t award degrees or diplomas. Participants who successfully complete the Internship are issued with Recommendation Letters. While some of our former Interns work with major media organisations, others are running their own successful media and information businesses all over East Africa. Lola Kenya Screen is a not-for-profit organisation that relies on donations from society for its operations. You can learn more about Lola Kenya Screen from its video channel on YouTube.

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