The Kalasha International TV and film market is set for next week

 

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From left Acting KFC CEO Timothy Owase, KFC Chairman Chris Foot and Denis Rene from the French High Commission during the press briefing.
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Kalasha International TV & Film Market, the second edition, has been slated for Tuesday  26th March this year to 29th March at the Kenyatta International Convention Centre (KICC) grounds in Nairobi, the Kenya Films Commission (KFC) has confirmed.

The 3-day trade fair event organised by the Kenya Film Commission in collaboration with the French embassy is aimed at creating a platform for film industry players (producers, writers, distributors, among others) to trade and share their ideas and content, as well as initiate new business prospects across different regions.

Among the activities scheduled for the 3 days include pitching sessions, where people with ideas based on the advertised terms submit their projects in either of the following categories – animation films or TV shows/series and feature films – stand a chance to win a price.

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While making the announcement, Mr Foot explained, “The pitching competition will see practising and upcoming filmmakers given a chance to pitch a concept or project to potential investors in the following categories; TV shows, TV series and Animated TV series/featured film.”

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For the animation category, the winner will attract a fully paid trip to Mifa, an animation market in France, while the winner of the TV Show and feature category will walk home with KSh. 500,000.

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“Winners in the TV shows and series categories will walk away with half a million Kenya shillings, with the winner in the animation category winning a fully paid trip and free participation at the Annecy International Animation Film Festival and Market (MIFA) in June 2018 in France.” He added.

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Additionally, there will be workshops where local and international filmmakers, as well as professionals from different parts of the world, will engage filmmakers on a number of issues relating to the industry.

This is ultimately expected to equip all filmmakers with skills on the changing trends, growing partnerships, developing new business opportunities as well as making favourable policies to the industry.

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In his closing remarks, Mr Owase urged players in the film industry to join them at the KICC, “We urge all the filmmakers and stakeholders to come join a large number of international professionals from the Audiovisual and Film industry for a unique opportunity to boost your business through trading content, partnership opportunities, networking and more.”

Exhibition Booths will also be available for companies to showcase, sell and buy content to and from other filmmakers and industries from different regions.

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