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Kenya Film Empowerment Program 2022

Kenya Film Empowerment Program 2022

Fully Funded
Country: Kenya
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 The Kenya Film Commission in line with its mandate and function of promoting the development of local content established a film empowerment program.

The Commission, this year has collaborated to provide tailor-made, cost-efficient and effective services for sustainable development, to implement the 3rd cycle of the film Empowerment programme.


General with special emphasis on Sports

Overall Goal:

To increase the number of quality local films made.

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  • Development Funding(of feature films, documentaries and TV Concepts);
  • Production Funding (of feature films and documentaries)
  • Marketing and distribution Funding.
  • Emerging filmmakers Funding

Individuals, companies and organizations are required to submit funding applications to the Commission as appropriate in any of the three funding categories identified above.

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In each category of funding, only one application per organization, individual or company will get the fund.

In addition to financial assistance, support mechanisms may be made available once funding is approved. Funding allocation to selected projects will vary according to the specific cash flow needs of the project.


 An Evaluation committee shall be appointed by the Chief Executive Officer for every cycle of the film empowerment programme to analyze and evaluate the applications and make the final decision on projects that qualify for funding as per the guidelines. The committee shall be constituted as per the relevant government guidelines.

Who should apply? 

Kenyan Production companies or individuals with a potential or with relevant experience and a credible track record in producing content

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What are the application requirements?

  • Complete application form
  • A covering letter of motivation
  • Treatment Chain of Title and Proof of copyright
  • Writer’s Curriculum Vitae
  • Producer’s Curriculum Vitae
  • Development budget which contains the following line items: Script editors; Research; Copies; Producer fee-this should not exceed 10% of the total budget; Overheads which should not exceed 55% of total budget excluding the Producer fee
  • Development Schedule
  • Production plan
  • Writers narrative treatment
  • Target audience/distribution plan
  • Track record of production company where applicable
  • Company registration document to prove company ownership where applicable
  • Proof of Kenyan identity
  • Company’s Tax Compliance Certificate

TV Format applicants also require:

  • Concept Outline (which contains a unique feature of concept, universal dramatic theme, international adaptation potential, the longevity of concept and legal protection or copyright)
  • Format development plan

All applicants will get a notification in writing of the outcome of their application and there will be a publication of a complete list of approvals

Applicants need to fill and complete the application form and send it to [email protected]

N/B: For all applications, please provide proof of internship and mentorship programme mechanism

Visit the official website for more information!



Type of Opportunity Entrepreneurship Events
Deadline28 January,2022
Open toKenya film industries
Organizerkenya Film Commission
Contact the organizer [email protected]



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