Film Festivals Commend Grassroots Art of Storytelling

Film Festivals Commend Grassroots Art of Storytelling

­Film festivals are positioning Kenya as a marketplace where film distributors and producers meet to discover new filming contents and ideas produced by Kenyan filmmakers.

Kenya Film Commission’s participation at the Eldoret Film Festival that was held on 13th December is promoting local based film talents through celebration of art in storytelling within Uasin Gishu County.

Some of the films that won awards during the 6th Edition of this competition were; Mizizi which won the Best Short Film Category, Scars – Best Student Film, Bilal Mwaura -Best Actor of the Year, Mr.125 -Best Film Documentary and Midnight Van for the Best Feature Film Category.

The Eldoret film festival attracted a total of 99 film submissions, an indication towards increase in production of film within Uasin Gishu County.

Through panel discussions, awards and global networking, local film festivals have helped publicize the unique art of Kenyan storytelling a significant step towards monetizing talents among youths in our nation.

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