After a successful first edition in February 2023, the Kitale Film Week is set to present its second edition in February 2024.
Founded by Peter Pages Bwire, the Kitale Film Week is an 8-day film festival that aims to position film as a strategic factor for sustainable development in Trans Nzoia. The festival organisers include a mixture of young men and women mostly born and bred in Kitale, some of whom have worked at the top of the film industry in Kenya and abroad.
The main events in the festival include film screenings which have been integrated with conversations on filmmaking and some key community issues and are moderated by local filmmakers, media personalities and students from Kitale; school film events geared towards developing filmmakers and film critics from primary and secondary school level; filmmaking workshops with top industry professionals seeking to develop socially engaged filmmakers locally; and an ambitious short film fund which the festival hopes can help two projects by upcoming local talent to get produced in Trans Nzoia.
The film week also involves a competition for top awards open to Kenyan and Ugandan filmmakers, to enhance artistic collaboration between western Kenya and Kampala.
Awards & Prizes
The Kitale Film Week will present awards for the following categories:
- Best Film
- Best Documentary
- Best Short
- Best Screenplay
- Best Cinematography
- Best Editing
- Audience Choice Award
The competition is open to films from Kenya and Uganda only to create an industry environment for Kenyan and Ugandan films which will spur growth, partnership and a film culture between the two countries.
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Sources: Film Freeway