Kenya: The Kenya Film Classification Board has affirmed its commitment to creating a facilitative regulatory environment to spur the growth of the Creative Economy.
While addressing participants during a graduation ceremony organized by Canon and Zebra Productions for photography students in Nderi, Kiambu County, the Board’s Corporate Communications Manager, Nelly Muluka, said that KFCB will continue to collaborate with industry stakeholders to grow the industry.
She applauded Canon and Zebra Productions for their commitment to empowering and nurturing youth talents through their training and mentorship program dubbed: Miraisha.
Nelly Muluka urged upcoming and established content creators to use their art to shape narratives, challenge perceptions, and influence opinions.
“Your work as content creators has the potential to impact society and drive positive change. It is, therefore, imperative that you approach your craft with a deep sense of integrity, ethical awareness, and cultural sensitivity,” she said.
As the government agency responsible for regulating the creation, broadcasting, possession, distribution, and exhibition of film and broadcast content in Kenya, Nelly Muluka, KFCB will continue to support the creative industry through various initiatives in line with the government’s Bottom Up Transformation Agenda (BETA).
Fifteen (15) local youths graduated after undergoing a three-month training and mentorship program courtesy of Canon and Zebra Productions.
Other guests and speakers at the graduation ceremony, held on Friday, 17th November 2023, were representatives from the Kenya Film Commission (KFC), Multi-Choice Kenya, Kenya Film School (KFS), Kenya Writers Guild and The Kenya Film and Television Professionals Association (KFTPA).
The Kenya Film Commission was present at the graduation ceremony of the first cohort 2023 of the Canon-Zebra Photography and Film training programme, which was held at the Nderi Film Village in Kiambu County.
Canon’s Miraisha programme and Zebra Productions signed a partnership for joint training and empowerment of 15 youth from Nderi film village in still and video photography for three months to expand their employment opportunities.