Lola Kenya Screen film forum

Pursuant to one of its objectives of improving the quality of local film production and developing a broad audience base for the same, Lola Kenya Screen runs a monthly film forum for audiovisual media players—filmmakers, film critics, film writers, students, scholars, policy-makers within the governmental, inter-governmental and non-governmental organisations, associations, funders, actors and actresses, social awareness groups, cultural agencies and other players with a stake in the film sector—in Nairobi.
The main goal of LKSff is to explore ways of integrating film production in Kenya and eastern Africa with other socio-cultural and economic sectors in order to come up with a vibrant film industry.
LKSff is often one of the first places where new films can be seen and young talent spotted. Since December 2005, more than 100 films have been shown.
During LKSff a selected local film, usually eastern African, is screened followed by an open discussion based on the film as pertains to filmmaking in the region. The films exhibited and discussions arising from them are reviewed and published by ArtMatters.Info with a view to promoting the films; the stories are picked by film festivals, media schools and international funding agencies around the world; the articles are also picked by journalists and other mass media for reproduction.
LKSff is run every last Monday of the month in collaboration with Goethe-Institut in Kenya.
LKSff was first held at Goethe-Institut, Nairobi, on December 15, 2005 after its inception as a section of the Lola Kenya Screen audiovisual media festival, skill-development programme and marketing platform for children and youth on October 15, 2005. Since then, every month sees film directors, producers, screen writers, journalists, mass media students, policymakers, academics, researchers, and a host of other players in the audiovisual, arts, culture and related fields congregate at Goethe-Institut for open discussion aimed at critiquing, encouraging and exploring ways of improving film production in Kenya and eastern Africa.
Run as a club to ensure the objectives are adhered to, any one with an interest in moving images is welcome to contact LKSFF on how to work together for mutual and symbiotic relationship. Please write to: or visit for details.

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