The Kenya Film Classification Board (KFCB) has awarded four schools that presented the winning films and plays in the recently concluded 60th edition of the Kenya National Drama and Film Festival (KNDFF) held at the Kibabii University in Bungoma County.
The schools presented the winning items under KFCB's ‘Clean Content category’ that encourages students to create content that promote national values and morality at the national drama and film fete.MCK Kianjai Boarding Primary School was awarded for the film titled 'When the Cat is Away' while Kayole 1 Primary School from Nairobi was awarded for the play 'The Return'.The play depicts children who get hooked to drugs due to idleness but through instilling of the right moral and value system, they reform through the exploitation of their talents.Larmudiac High School from Nakuru received the clean content award for the film titled 'The Net Web' while Moi Girls Marsabit High School was awarded for their play titled, 'The Desert of Death'.The play depicts a politician and his handlers who lack moral values. While the constituents are dying of cancer, they make empty promises in order for the politician to remain popular.KFCB in partnership with the Ministry of Education (MoE) was the title sponsor of the KNDFF 2019 Edition themed: 'Promoting Moral Responsibility among the youth through Theater and Film.While presiding over the awarding ceremony on Saturday, KFCB Senior Manager Mr Paskal Opiyo said the Board is committed to supporting initiatives that seek to identify and nurture youth talents. "As a Board, we are working on a framework to turn the winning items into commercially viable films. Once the modalities are in place we shall announce to the concerned parties the way forward and the terms of engagement," Mr. Opiyo said in a statement he read on behalf of the Board CEO Dr. Ezekiel Mutua.Mr Opiyo revealed that the Board has committed to be the main partner in this year's event, adding that KFCB has sold the concept of KNDFF to Nollywood and Hollywood and discussions are underway to see how international partners can support Creative Arts in schools.#hivisasaoriginal