Kenya Film Classification Board (KFCB) Chief Executive Officer Dr Ezekiel Mutua is leading a Kenyan delegation in France for the Annual Cannes International Film Festival.
The festival that started on Tuesday 14 runs to May 25 and will see seven Kenyan films premier at the global event.
The annual festival was founded in 1946 and is one of the global ‘Big Three’ film events.
The other two are the Berlin International Film Festival and the Venice Film Festival.
For the first time in its history, the Cannes International film festival is hosting an ‘African pavilion’ within the film market specifically to discuss the business film in Africa.
The objective of the ‘African pavilion’ is to create a unique venue for movies and promote the diversity and plurality of African film and broadcast content.
In recognition of the achievements made in content regulation in the continent, KFCB CEO Dr Mutua was invited and is leading Kenya’s delegation a the international film festival event.
Dr Mutua who was recently elected as the Vice-Chair of the African Film Content Standard Setting Steering Committee is taking part in roundtable meetings and discussions on film industry in the ongoing annual event.
“At the world's biggest Film Festival earlier today. Kenya is well represented at @Festival_Cannes which for the first time in its 72 year history has an African Pavillion for African films, networking, collaboration and exchanging views on the future of African film industry, "Dr Mutua said in a tweet on Wednesday.
Dr Mutua is championing for 'clean' content and regulation of film and broadcast industry.
The KFCB CEO recently banned the controversial 'taka taka' song by Alvindo.