On 10th March 2020, the Commission led by our CEO, Mr. Timothy Owase hosted a stakeholder’s engagement forum in Embu County. The event brought together over one hundred filmmakers from Embu and its environs to discuss various issues on film making in the country.
In attendance were different government agencies including: Media council of Kenya, Kenya film Classification Board (KFCB), Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA), Performers Rights Society of Kenya (PRISK), Konza Technopolis, Kenya Broadcasting Corporation(KBC) and Kenya Copyright Board(KECOBO)
The event was graced by Dr Joan Mwende – CEC, Ministry of Youth Empowerment and Sports among other county officials. Key issues discussed were: Certification ,Partnership with Counties, Capacity building, Stakeholders aligning with government regulations, Marketing opportunities, Film festivals, Need for film associations, Tax compliance, Registration with Collective Management Organizations for royalty collection, Audience research for content formatting and Liaison services offered by the Commission.
The stakeholder forum was followed by screening of the multiple Kalasha-Award winning film, Lost In Time which has been sponsored by the Commission to do a countrywide screening. This feature film has been directed by Peter Kawa.