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.
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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.
The forum switched from a monthly to a bi-monthly schedule in 2016. It is now run every last Monday of the other month.
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.
The Lola Kenya Screen movie platform for children and youth in eastern Africa presents LKSff with the support of ComMattersKenya consultancy in collaboration with the German Cultural Centre, Goethe-Institut, in Kenya.
Lola Kenya Screen welcomes any one who may be interested in partnering on this initiative for mutual and symbiotic relationship to write to director(at)lolakenyascreen(dot)org, to visit lolakenyascreen.org website or to follow @LolaKenyaScreen in social media–Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, G+–for details.