The fifth edition of the annual Lola Kenya Screen — audiovisual media festival, production workshop, and market for children and youth in Eastern Africa — ended in Nairobi, Kenya on August 14, 2010, with top prizes going to Nigeria and Malawi. This marked a change from previous editions, when laurels had gone to films from the Northern Hemisphere.
BY OGOVA ONDEGO. NAIROBI, KENYA (CINEMA MINIMA) — Crystal Ndungwa Ndolo, Elaine Nesbitt and Adede Hawi Nyodero were barely six, eight and nine years old, respectively, when they each made their first film during the annual Lola Kenya Children’s Screen film production workshop. Though this would have looked like child’s play, their work was taken […]
Since 2006, Lola Kenya Screen — East Africa’s premier audiovisual media platform for children and youth — has showcased more than 1,200 films from 71 nations, representing all six continents in various genres, formats and lengths. Lola Kenya Screen has added to eastern Africa’s creative and cultural spectrum — 31 child filmmakers, 14 journalists, 13 film judges, 7 MCs, 15 producers of television drama for children and youth, and 6 producers of documentary films for children and youth.