The Kenya Films Classification Board (KFCB) CEO Ezekiel Mutua has called on the media to adopt the 40-60 per cent local content requirement to promote local talent. Mutua said that media should create opportunities for local film makers to showcase and market their films.
He was speaking yesterday in Nairobi during the unveiling of KFCB sponsorship to a local film maker’s contest- Riverwood Academy Awards 2017.The organizers who are local filmmakers received Sh2.5 Million from the film censorship body.
Mutua said KFCB is committed to growing the film industry and encouraged Kenyans to join the industry to make films that can compete in the international awards. “This award should sell Kenya and inspire Kenyans to be proud of positive African attributes. We should start glorifying our own talents; talk more of the beauty of our nation,” he said.
Deputy President William Ruto’s legal advisor Dr Korir Sing’oei was the chief guest in the event and assured of government support to KFCB and promoting talent. “The state will support reviewing Cap222 to make the law more responsive to industry needs,” said Sing’oei urging film makers to embrace unity and clean content.
Riverwood Academy Secretary General Mwaniki Mageria expressed gratitude to KFCB and government for the continued support saying that the academy is aiming at telling the Kenyan single narrative. Mageira said that the Academy will unveil nominees of 2017 awards on Wednesday February 22 at Alliance Francais.