The event is aimed at positioning Kenya as a major regional business and creative hub, as well as a unique shooting location.
By Helena Olori
The four-day event will be held from the 27th to the 30th of March 2024, at Kenyatta International Convention Centre (KICC), in Nairobi. This year’s event will also mark the 6th edition of the Kalasha International Film & TV Market with the theme “Film Distribution in the 21st Century”.
Activities lineup for the film festival and marketplace include panel discussions, film screenings, workshops, competitions, and so on, which will culminate in the 13th annual Kalasha International Film and TV Awards on the fourth day.
The awards ceremony recognises high achievers whose works continue to promote cultural diversity in the Kenyan film industry.
In the meantime, the Commission, in collaboration with the Kenyan National Bureau of Statistics and GIZ Kenya, will on the 28th of November, 2023, launch the first-ever Film Industry Satellite Account (FISA), which will quantify the contributions of the country’s film industry to the national GDP. The groundbreaking report will serve as a guide for decision-making for the government and foreign investors, and an inspiration for filmmakers in the industry.
The Kenyan film industry is one of the fastest-growing in Africa, and the Kalasha International Film and TV Market, Festival & Awards, which brings together local and international industry players, is aimed at positioning Kenya as a major regional business and creative hub as well as a unique shooting location.
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