Kenya Film Commission launches a Ksh. 2 million script writing competition

Joe Mucheru
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The Kenya Film Commission (KFC), in partnership with the Ministry of ICT and the Kenya Film School have launched a Film Script Writing Competition in Kenya.

The script writing competition will see the winner walk away with a grand prize of Kshs. 1,000,000. The competition will have categories for professionals and students. They will also be a prize for the best young writer (below 18 years).

The aim of the competition is to create opportunities in the film industry. Apart from the prize money, winning scripts will be pitched to international film producers to explore possibilities of the scripts being turned into full feature films.

The prizes for the competition will be as follows:

Best Script – Ksh. 1,000,000
-1st Runner up – Ksh. 500,000
-2nd Runner up – Ksh. 300,000
Best student writer – (Under 25 years of age) – Ksh. 100,000
Best young writer – (18 years old and below) – Ksh. 100,000

The winners will be announced on April 25th 2019. Submissions into the competition are open until 26th February and you can submit here competition.kenyafilmcommission.go.ke.

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