The Kenya Film Commission in partnership with the County Government of Mombasa – Department of Trade, Tourism & Investment facilitated a week-long capacity building workshop at the Swahili Pot Hub. The capacity building workshop brought together 118 trainees who underwent training on various aspects of film and production such as scriptwriting, directing & acting, cinematography, picture composition, video editing, sound techniques, lighting, among others.
The training is aimed at equipping the youth of Mombasa County with basic skills in film production and also to promote the film industry as one of the sources of livelihood and a potential contributor to the country’s economy through sustainable wealth and job creation.
The event as graced by Ms. Nadia Abdalla – CAS, Ministry of ICT, Innovation and Youth Affairs; Mombasa Deputy Governor H.E Dr. William Kingi and KFC CEO Mr. Timothy Owase. CAS Nadia Abdalla urged the trainees to use the skills they acquired to create great productions and contents that will be marketed commercially to strengthen our local film industry.
The capacity building program aims to reach as many people as possible with an interest in film, and empower them to take part in filmmaking and join the creative sector of the economy and create job opportunities.