In a bid to promote the film industry across the 47 counties of Kenya, the Kenya Film Commission has established Reel County Film Festival under the “My County My Story” programme aimed at growing the local film industry. The Reel County Film Festival will provide a platform for local filmmakers to come together and share knowledge and capacities in order to make a stronger impact on cultural, social and economic development of audio-visual products in the counties.
As the name implies, filmmakers within Kenya’s 47 counties will come together and create content that promote the cultural, social and economic activities of their respective counties. The content created by the different counties will tell stories, feature prominent people (historical or current), and/or feature locations of the counties. The content created will then be offered for selection into the Reel County Film Festival.
The content up for the selection for the festival includes:
- Feature Films (minimum 60 mins)
- Short films (7-40 mins)
- Documentaries (20-40 mins)
- Animation (5-10 mins)
- FILM SCREENINGS AND CRITIQUES
The Film screenings will take place in two phases as follows
Phase 1: Screening During Kalasha Market
The Film screenings during the market will take place at the KICC lawn area on 12th June 2022. This will be an outdoor “picnic-like” hang-out that targets an audience of over 500 people. The lawn will be fixed with safari seats, Hay stacks and parasols for the audience. A big screen will be mounted at the lawn and screenings will start from 9am to late 11pm with health breaks in between. The 12 selected films from the 4 categories will be showcased.
Phase 2: County Film Screenings
The top 12 films in the various categories will be screened in the other 3 cities of Kenyai.e Nakuru, Kisumu and Mombasa to reach out to other counties as the name of the festival implies. This will be outdoor picnic- like screenings so as to attract large crowds to watch local content.
- PANEL DISCUSSIONS BY FILM CRITIQUES
Screening during Kalasha Market
In between the screenings of the selected content, a panel comprising of film critiques/jury will review the screened productions and give their merits or flaws. This is to ensure that producers of the various productions learn from the criticism given.
County Film Screenings
During the County screenings, videos of the audience and filmmakers giving their personal review will be taken and posted on the KFC social media platforms for wider reach.
The Commission will award the producers of the content a screening fee as follows:
- Feature Films – Ksh. 70,000
- Short Films – Ksh. 70,000
- Documentaries – Ksh. 70,000
- Animation – Ksh. 70,000
Only one submission per title is required i.e. do not submit the same content more than once. Each submission should include: –
a) Submission copy in Digital (We Transfer)
b) Fully completed entry form
Kindly submit your content via We Transfer to the email: email@example.com . A dully competed form should also be submitted together with the film.
For enquiries you may call 020-2714073/4 / +254 729 407497/ 0 733 650068 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Opening Date: Entries will be received from 16th May 2022
Closing Date: All entries must be received by 27th May 2022