Kenya Film Commission Film Empowerment Program 2022

Kenya Film Commission Film Empowerment Program 2022. Apply Below!

When is the application deadline:

January 28, 2022

Tell me about Kenya Film Commission Film Empowerment Program:

The Kenya Film Commission has established a film empowerment program in line with its mandate and function to promote the development of local content. This year, the Commission collaborated with Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ), a German development agency providing tailor-made, cost-efficient and effective services for sustainable development, to implement the third cycle of Film Empowerment Program to enhance film and video related funding in the broad categories of;

Development finance (of feature films, documentaries and TV concepts); Production finance (of feature films and documentaries) Marketing and distribution Financing. Emerging filmmakers Financing

Individuals, companies and organizations are required to submit funding applications to the Commission for each of the three funding categories listed above. Specific conditions will apply for each funding category and it is important that applicants read these conditions carefully before submitting an application.

Only one application per organization, person or company will be considered in each funding category. In addition to financial support, support mechanisms may be made available once funding is approved. The allocation of funding to selected projects depends on the specific cash flow needs of the project.

Which fields are eligible?

FOCUS: General with special emphasis on sports

OVERALL OBJECTIVE: To increase the number of local quality films made.

What kind of scholarship is this?


Who can apply for the Kenya Film Commission Film Empowerment Program?

Kenyan production companies or individuals with potential or with relevant experience and a credible track record in producing content

How are candidates selected?

For each cycle of the film empowerment program, an evaluation committee is appointed by the Chief Executive Officer to analyze and evaluate applications and make the final decision on projects eligible for funding under the guidelines. The committee is composed according to the relevant government guidelines.

Development finance

The Commission will regard development as any work undertaken to put an idea or concept into writing with the intent of creating a script, including research into a documentary, short film or feature film, whether fictional or real. The Commission may also provide financial support for the development of television concepts that can be formatted, sold worldwide and licensed for remake rights or for syndication.

Which countries are eligible?


How to Apply for Kenya Film Commission Film Empowerment Program:

For all applicants:

Completed application form A covering letter of motivation Treatment title and proof of copyright in case the work is not the original idea of ​​the applicant and commitment letters from public figures in documentaries Curriculum Vitae of the Writer Curriculum Vitae of the Producer Development budget that includes the following line items: Script Editors; Research; copies; Producer compensation (if applicable) – this cannot exceed 10% of the total budget; Overheads that should not exceed 55% of the total budget excluding the producer fee Development schedule Production plan Narrative treatment of writers Target audience/distribution plan Production company track record, if applicable Company registration document to prove ownership of the company, if applicable Proof of Kenyan identity Tax certificate of Company

TV format applicants will also need:

Concept overview (with unique feature of concept, universal dramatic theme, international adaptation potential, concept longevity and legal protection or copyright) Format development plan

TV Format Development Applications click here

Production financing

The strategic goal is to increase the number of Kenyan films produced.

Who should apply?

For production financing:

Kenyan production companies or individuals with potential or with relevant experience and a credible track record in producing content

What are the application requirements?

For all applicants:

Completed application form A covering letter of motivation Proof of Kenyan identity and certificate of tax declaration Proof of ownership of the company Declaration of any vested interest or association with other film companies or projects that have submitted funding applications to the Commission Letters of intent for distribution from local and/or international distributors Letters of support from other stakeholders Details of training and empowerment components in the three production stages: pre-production, production & post-productionProof of copyright permission from KenyaProduction planDirector’s treatment

Production applicants also need:

A script ready to go into productionRelevance to a Kenyan audienceIn the case of co-productions, compliance with treaty requirements

Documentary applicants also require:

Research ReportOverviewDocumentary scriptArtwork for marketing purposesLetters of commitment from public figures

Fiction applicants also need:

A detailed budgetA financial planA detailed shooting scheduleA marketing planProof of title

Requests for production click here

Marketing and Distribution Financing

The purpose of the grant is to provide financial support to filmmakers and distributors to effectively promote their product at film markets and festivals. Innovative marketing and distribution strategies will be supported.

Who can apply?

Kenyan independent filmmakers and festival organizers who have a complete film or TV product

What are the requirements?

Completed application formCompany profile To participate in the international festival, a confirmed letter of invitation from the festival clearly stating the dates and location of the festivalCertified copies of Kenyan ID Valid tax certificate Detailed profile of the applicant Formation certificate or company registration documents1 page motivation letter4 DVD copies of the film for a private screening for review panel membersProject overviewBusiness plan showing expected return on marketing spendProven marketing and distribution track record of the applicantA marketing and distribution plan with a clearly targeted audience, realistic audience and a projectionProof of copyrightClear links to other distribution formats and paths (theater/video/ pay/public TV) Marketing and test screening implementation plan with a public feedback mechanism Innovative marketing approaches that are sensitive g for the target market Detailed proposal showing the impact of the festival, target audience, host country, target audience, dates, specified budget and activities involved. Realistic budget A letter from the theater exhibitor with an expected initial release date, if applicable A list with booked or anticipated counties and venues for screenings and dates Applicant’s funding plans for the project(s) and evidence of the existing level of marketplace interest in the project. An itinerary with confirmed meetings is required prior to travel for international festivals

Sign up for Marketing and Festivals click here

Fund for Emerging Filmmakers

The Commission has established the Emerging Filmmakers Fund to empower the next generation of digital storytellers, promote diverse communities and cultures and support independent voices from all corners of Kenya

Who can apply?

– Filmmakers based in Kenya who have worked in at least one film project

– Independent filmmakers who do not have a film company

– Applicant and main creative team must be between 18-35 years old

– Projects supported include short films, documentaries and new media projects

– For this category, the Commission will finance up to a maximum of Ksh 500,000.00 for each project in the development or production of the project

What are the requirements?

A letter of motivation A short summary of no more than one page A fully itemized production/development budget next to the top sheet that is part of this application. The budget should not exceed Ksh 500,000.00 A treatment or project outline (narrative projects submit director’s consideration and documentaries submit detailed review) A full script for film projects A comprehensive production schedule A comprehensive distribution and marketing plan with letters of intent and commitments. A detailed financial plan with letters of intent or commitments from other funders, if applicable. A summary of the work experience and/or qualifications of the main creative team. A copy of the applicant’s Kenyan ID. Original KRA certificate of tax compliance

Applications for Emerging Filmmakers Fund click here

All applicants will be notified in writing of the outcome of their application and the full list of approvals will be published.

Applicants should complete and complete the application form and send it to: [email protected]

N/B: For all applications, please provide proof of the internship and mentoring program mechanism

Visit the Kenya Film Commission Film Empowerment Program webpage for details

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