At the heart of the Kenya Film Commission is the strategic intention to grow the local film industry. To realize this, the Commission is actively engaging the various county governments with an aim of devolving filmmaking activities thus actualizing growth of the national film industry.
The commission led by the CEO, Mr. Timothy Owase held a successful meeting with Dr. Hillary Barchok – Governor, Bomet County alongside other officials at the Governor’s office on 12th June 2020. The meeting featured discussion on collaborative efforts with the county in order to set up a film hub that will aid in nurturing talent and creating job opportunities for the youth as well as developing the creative sector in the county.
The roll out of the new curriculum has contributed immensely to the growth of the creative industry, since it mainly focuses on talent development as well as putting in place the necessary infrastructure to create an enabling environment to support growth of talent.
“Bomet County has the capacity to grow based on its cultural heritage, especially when it comes to the creative industry.” noted Mr. Timothy Owase – CEO, Kenya Film Commission.
It was further highlighted that the facility will be geared towards nurturing talent as well as generate income for the creatives within the county. This facility will also aid in harnessing the synergy between the commission and county initiatives, especially in capacity building programs.
The Bomet County government assured the commission of its willingness to collaborate in order to diversify the opportunities that exist within the county.
This meeting marks the beginning of many partnership opportunities with Bomet County government and other key stakeholders in developing the film industry in the country.