In the heart of Nairobi’s vibrant Kibera community, a remarkable transformation is taking place. A group of eager and passionate young individuals have come together to chase their dreams of becoming filmmakers, and the Kenya Film Commission is there to make this possible by providing capacity building programs to Kibera youths.
Through collaboration with the Kibra Film and Creative Hub, KFC conducted a capacity building film training for one week on September 25th to 30th 2023 to empower the young talents with skills and knowledge needed to excel in the film industry.
The trainings have been more than just a series of workshops; but an opportunity for aspiring filmmakers to turn creative ideas into tangible, film stories. The film training program held at the Mchanganyiko Hall in Kibera, kicked off with great enthusiasm among over 80 youths, each with a unique story to tell through the art of film.
The training offers comprehensive knowledge to film enthusiasts covering various filmmaking aspects such as scriptwriting, cinematography, film entrepreneurship, intellectual property rights, and intricate insights on regulatory provisions that govern film productions, such as copyright and film related rights.
Trainees received certification and showcased their classwork dedication and talent in filming by the screening of two short films “Only if” and “Wasted Arts” during the closing ceremony.