Kenya Film Classification Board (KFCB) Chief Executive Officer Dr Ezekiel Mutua is leading a Kenyan delegation in Nigeria for the Nigerian International Film and TV Summit (NIFS).

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The summit that starts today will see delegates from across the continent deliberate on emerging issues in the Film and TV industry and propose strategies that will market the continent as a filming destination.

Dr Mutua will give a keynote address on ‘Bridging the Gap: The Challenges and Future of Film Business and Production Collaborations between countries in Africa.

In recognition of the strides made by KFCB in film and broadcast content regulation, the Nigerian Films and Censorship Board (NFVCB) named Kenya as a country of honour during the summit.

The delegation will use the platform to market Kenya as filming destination on the continent and also lobby for continental partnerships and collaborations in the Creative industry.

Through various initiatives like the Sinema Mashinani, KFCB continues to support the youth to exploit and harness their talents in film-making for job creation.

The Board’s Sinema Mashinani that is in line with the Manufacturing Pillar of the Presidential Big Four Agenda focuses on taking film production to the counties.

It also seeks to facilitate the production of films in vernacular with the aim of promoting and safeguarding Kenya’s cultural and linguistic diversity. 

Nairobi Film Center, formerly Nairobi Cinema is a project under KFCB’s Sinema Mashinani initiative and is a platform where young people are now showcasing their talents.

The Government has reiterated its commitment to promote the Creative sector through other programs like the Studio Mashinani and the Ajira Digital.