The Kenyan Film Commission (KFC) has partnered with the government-run Kenya Film School will to organise a film writing competition that will see the winner bag Sh1 million.
KFC says the competition is one of the ways to grow the county’s film industry.
The winning project will bag Sh1 million, with the second and third entries getting Sh500,000 and Sh300,000 respectively.
The show will also honour the best young writer (anyone below 18 years) with Sh100,000. The best student writer will receive the same amount of money.
Speaking at the launch, ICT Cabinet Secretary Joe Mucheru called on script writers to seize the opportunity. The CS mentioned cost as one of the impediments to the growth of the film industry. He also pointed out that the main goal is going to be co-producing the scripts with Chinese production houses.
This appears to be the first of many things the government is going to be doing to improve the stature of the film.
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