My Kenya, My Story: COVID-19 Edition

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Posted: April 29, 2020

Film, connoisseurs, gather around! We’ve got some exciting news. In a bid to inspire creativity among amateur filmmakers in the country and to widen the scope of filmmaking, Kenya Film Commission is bringing back the film competition dubbed ‘My Kenya My Story’.

It’s an annual film competition for short Kenyan films shot using mobile phones. The third edition theme is: COVID -19- staying at Home and Social Distancing. The call for submissions was sent out this week and submissions will be accepted till 3rd June 2020.

A five-member jury will be tasked to take part in reviewing the entries, shortlisting of the nominees and tallying of votes. The jury vote will constitute 70% while an online public voting exercise will constitute 30% of the total vote.

The best short film will receive Kshs.200,000 while the first and second runners up will receive Kshs.150,000 and Kshs.100,000 respectively.

This competition seeks to inspire creativity among filmmakers in the country and to widen the scope of film making using smartphones. This year’s theme is angled on the current universal call to stay at home and maintain social distancing due to the ongoing pandemic.

If this something you’d be interested in, register here and submit your mobile film here.

All the best!

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