Kenya Film Commission and Kenya Film Classification Board signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) at the Kenya Film Commission office on 5th April 2019. The M.O.U. seeks to establish a formal relationship between the two organizations in executing their respective mandates with a close collaborative effort in the various activities in the film industry.
KFC, led by CEO Timothy Owase, will lead the implementation of all developmental, promotional and marketing-related film industry programs and KFCB, led by CEO Dr. Ezekiel Mutua, will initiate and coordinate stakeholder engagements and activities aimed at promoting compliance by the film industry with the applicable legislative precepts.
The two organizations will support each other on policy matters and jointly undertake projects in terms of research relating to policy and legislative review. Additionally, the organizations will collectively support the Kenyan film industry in production of film content geared towards the promotion of the Kenyan brand and identity.
As a means of promoting Kenya on the international film market scene, the two organizations are collaborating in preparation for Kenya’s participation at the 72nd Annual Cannes Film Festival to be held from 14th May to 25th May 2019 in France.
“This Memorandum of Understanding is a big step in strengthening Kenya’s film industry and is a great opportunity for Kenya to present its film potential to the world and within”, says Mr. Owase.
The two organizations expressed their intention to cooperate in film matters in the country and as a result, streamline operations in the sector.