Awarded Projects – Kfc Film Empowerment Program

Awarded Projects – Kfc Film Empowerment Program

The Kenya Film Commission announced the awarded projects of the first cycle of its Film Empowerment Program launched in April 2020. The Commission is responsible for developing, promoting and marketing the Kenyan film industry and has developed and undertaken various intervention programs since the onset of the Corona pandemic to cushion artistes specifically in film production.

Individuals, companies and organizations were required to submit funding applications to the Commission from 28th April 2020 to 10th June 2020 in the following categories: Development, Production and Marketing & Distribution. Specific conditions were laid down for each funding category and it was important for applicants to take careful note of the conditions before submitting their application. This Program is aimed at increasing the number of quality local films made in Kenya.

A total of 72 film makers who submitted their projects for consideration span 48 films for production, 20 to be developed, 3 films to be marketed and distributed. While each category of funding had its own specific criteria, the ultimate goal was to ensure that filmmakers ranging from emerging to those with experience benefit equitably from the film industry empowerment program funds.

The evaluation process was done on the basis of the applicant’s responsiveness to mandatory requirements provided and 45 applications were nominated and categorized as follows; 13 to be considered under development, 31 for consideration in production and 1 for Marketing & Distribution. The winning projects are;

1 Bangarang Lakewood Productions Feature film Production Robin Odongo Youth 4,000,000 Kisumu
2 Book of Kah Josephat Media Feature film Production Josephat Nyakundi General 325,000 Machakos
3 Lame Eldoret Film Festival Feature film Production Cosmas Bii General 2,000,000 Uasin Gishu
4 Safari Rocque Pictures Limited Feature film Production Phoebe Ruguru Youth 4,000,000 Nairobi
5 Messenger Independent film maker Short film Production Winnie Kimondo Women 1,600,000 Muranga
6 Arabuko Uriel Productions Feature film Production James Yaa Kahindi 1,800,000 Kwale
7 Medicine Man Furet Film International Limited Feature film Production Betty Furet General 3,000,000 Embu
8 Tom Mboya

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Camera Pix Documentary Production Kabinda Lemba General 4,000,000 Nairobi
9 Defying ashes Independent film maker Documentary Production Joan Njeri Youth 2,000,000 Nairobi
10 Frog boy Apes in Space TV concept Development Wanzilu Maingi General 383,000 Kajiado
11 Rituals of Africa Baruu Collective Limited TV concept Development Saitabao Kaiyare Youth 1,500,000 Kajiado
12 Swapped Divine Elements TV format Development Sabina Staddler General 425,000 Nairobi

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