Lola Kenya Screen

Sixth Lola Kenya Screen Film Festival Ends as Belgium, Madagascar Win Top Prizes

BY OGOVA ONDEGO. NAIROBI, KENYA (CINEMA MINIMA) — The sixth edition of the annual Lola Kenya Screen — audiovisual media festival, skill-development mentorship programme and market for children and youth in eastern Africa — has wound up in Nairobi, with the best children’s film and best youth films going to Belgium and Madagascar, respectively.

Lola Kenya Screen logo Though all the 11 competitors for the Golden Mboni Award for the best children’s film were well-crafted, creative films, Belgium’s LE MAILLOT DE CRISTIANO | CRISTIANO RONALDO’S SHIRT by Vincent Bruno took away the prize in a tightly contested battle.

Italy and Spain had two entries each in contest that also had three entries from Kenya, and one each from Belgium, Palestine, and USA.

Presented for the third time since its inauguration in 2009, the best youth film prize — the 14-Plus Award — went to Madagascar’s DZAOMALAZA ET LE SAPHIR BLEU|DZAOMALAZA AND THE BLUE STONE by Andriamanisa Radoniaina and Mamihasina Raminosoa; the second and third prizes in the category went to LA PLAYA DE BERLIN|CANNON BEACH by Manuel Calvo and MI OTRA MITAD|MY OTHER HALF by Beatriz Sanchis, both of Spain, in that order.

The full list of the awards announced in the Kenyan capital, Nairobi, are:

  • Golden Mboni for the best children’s film: LE MAILLOT DE CRISTIANO|CRISTANO RONALDO’S SHIRT, Vincent Bruno, Belgium.
  • Silver Mboni for the second best children’s film: PIZZANGRILLO|LIGHTHEARTED BOY, Marco Gianfreda, Italy.
  • Bronze Mboni for the third best children’s film: VOLTERETA|SOMERSAULT, Alex Morants, Spain.
  • 14-Plus Award for the best youth film: Dzaomalaza et LE SAPHIR BLEU|DZAOMALAZA AND THE BLUE STONE, Mamihasina Raminosoa and Andriamanisa Radoniaina, Madagascar.
  • 14-Plus Award for the second best youth film: LA PLAYA DE BERLIN|CANNON BEACH, Manuel Calvo, Spain.
  • 14-Plus Award for the third best youth film: MI OTRA MITAD|MY OTHER HALF, Beatriz Sanchis, Spain.
  • 14-Plus Award Special Commendation: BIZZAIRE, Martin Ndichu, Kenya.
  • Special Youth Prize: OMBETJA YEHINGA ORGANISATION, Philippe Talavera, Namibia.
  • Best Student Film: JUTRO|TOMORROW, Bartosz Kruhlik, Poland.
  • Most Experimental Film: VOLTERETA|SOMERSAULT, Alex Morante, Spain.
  • Best Documentary: PARADISO, Alessandro Negrini, Northern Ireland.
  • Best Documentary Special Commendation: MBAMBU AND THE MOUNTAINS OF THE MOON, Lucian and Natasa Muntean, Serbia.
  • Best Animation: GAMBA TRISTA|LOSER LEG, Francesco Filippi, Italy.
  • Best Kenyan Film: ZEBU AND THE PHOTOFISH, Zipporah Nyaruri, Kenya.
  • Best Children’s Rights Film: MUTE, Muayad Alayan, Palestine.
  • 5th Kids for Kids Festival Africa Prizes: MONSTERS OF THE NEW AGE, Brian Saruni, Kenya; VANESSA’S DREAM, Adede Hawi and Daki Mohammed, Kenya; PASSION FOR THE ENVIRONMENT, Mueni Muthama, Kenya.

Out of the more than 300 films from 102 countries sent to Nairobi for festival consideration, 44 were selected for the Golden Mboni Award for the best children’s film and 14-Plus Award for the best youth film competition.

In all, the selected films were screened in 10 categories: Golden Mboni Award for the best children’s film Competition , 14-Plus Award for the best youth film Competition, Best Student Film Competition, Kids for Kids Festival Africa competition, Best Documentary Film Competition, Films by Children for Children, Eastern Africa Prism, Wold Panorama, Special Focus (Busan International Kids’ Festival productions, and The Documentary Center, George Washington University).

Held August 8-13, 2011 on the theme “Films for Enjoyment, Learning and Participation in the 21st Century,” the 6th Lola Kenya Screen was supported by ComMattersKenya and ArtMatters.Info. It ended in Nairobi, Kenya, on August 13, 2011.

Detailed information on Lola Kenya Screen — including still photos and video clips — is available online:

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Lola Kenya Screen marks 5 years with critical writing and creative documentary workshops

BY OGOVA ONDEGO. NAIROBI, KENYA (CINEMA MINIMA) — The Lola Kenya Screen audiovisual media movement for children and youth in eastern Africa held cutting-edge workshops in creative documentary film and critical writing at the Kenya National Theatre in Nairobi between November 29 and December 4, 2010.

Presented in the framework of the pan African Cinetoile African mobile cinema network, these workshops — that brought together 30 children and youth from Nairobi and its environs — also marked five years since the founding of Lola Kenya Screen as an audiovisual media festival, skill-development mentorship programme and market for children and youth in eastern Africa in October 2005.

The Learn-As-You-Do method

In the spotlight once more are the hugely popular learn-as-you-do skill-development method that has seen 142 children and youth from Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania and Zimbabwe gain skills in creative and cultural entrepreneurship since August 2006; 61 have been trained in filmmaking, and 24 in creative journalism training, 11 in event planning and presentation, and 20 in critical appreciation (judging) of film. Additionally, 26 youth have been equipped with the skills to make television drama and documentaries for children and youth.

So far, 20 short animated films, 12 documentaries, and five dramatic films have been made by children and youth through the annual Lola Kenya Screen film production workshops while many talents from the writing workshops have joined the mainstream mass media organizations in the region.

The November/December training strengthened the creative and cultural sector of eastern Africa further by training many more practitioners and actors for the present and the future.

Outreach

Besides empowering children and youth, Lola Kenya Screen also equips adults working with youngsters with pertinent skills. The movement also promotes the screen culture through the monthly Lola Kenya Screen Film Forum, school/community outreach mobile cinema and the annual Lola Kenya Screen film festival through which more than 1,750 best possible films from 98 countries drawn from all the six continents had been shown by August 15, 2010.

Sharon Mazviha Fortunate of Zimbabwe went through the experience of judging and awarding prizes to films at Lola Kenya Screen as a member of the Children’s jury.

I want to take this opportunity to thank the whole team for making it possible for a person like me to be part of the Lola Kenya Screen audiovisual media initiative for children and youth. I never thought I would one day fly, but I flew. I never thought I would sleep in a hotel, but I slept in one.

I spent an inspiring week at the festival meeting great and highly motivated people; tchildren’s films gave me the opportunity to express and share myself both on a personal level and a cultural level, reaching across borders and continents.

Tracy Muringa, a student at State House Girls’ School in Nairobi, Kenya, who has trained at Lola Kenya Screen in 2009 and 2010, says,

Reading about Lola Kenya Screen is not nearly as satisfying as the real experience. The various areas it trains children in are both educative and fun. The youth may look for fun in bad places but Lola Kenya Screen provides fun in a safe haven.

Bree Tonga Manuel of Zimbabwe says she learnt how to be serious and responsible in life from her experience at the third Lola Kenya Screen in 2008.

I learnt that if you want to get something done, especially in film animation and production, you have to be serious and responsible. I also learnt how to interact with other children from different cultures and backgrounds and I made many new friends, not only from Kenya but from Uganda and Tanzania.

Adede Hawi Nyodero, a student at The Kenya High School, Nairobi, is a regular participant at Lola Kenya Screen. She says,

Through Lola Kenya Screen, I have had the privilege to speak about children’s welfare and filmmaking on international radio and television networks that broadcast around the world; such networks include M-Net (Multi Choice) of South Africa, and Kenya’s Kenya Broadcasting Corporation and Africa Radio Service. I have also been featured in newspapers, magazines and several online (Internet) publications.

I feel that filmmaking can make a great impact in children’s lives and should be introduced in all Kenyan schools.

Craig Kimu of Zimbabwe went through the Lola Kenya Screen creative journalism training in 2008:

It was on a Sunday morning, the 11th of August 2008 when we departed the Harare International Airport in Zimbabwe for Nairobi in Kenya.

At first, I was shocked at the thought that it was really me who was going to Kenya for the Lola Kenya Screen film festival. It was a nice time meeting with other children, youth and adults from other countries. I learnt many things from them and so did they.

As children, we could speak openly about what life holds in filmmaking.

I’d never been in a plane before and that was my first time. I hope it’s not the last time.

I also want to thank them for raising the standard for my life.

As an empowering force for children and youth, Lola Kenya Screen gives exposure to children to interact with the world through international audiovisual media networks such as festivals, markets and awards.

Simon Onyango, a student at Jamhuri High school who participated in the Lola Kenya Screen film jury and DISCOP Africa Market, says of his experience:

I had never understood how filmmakers get back their huge investments. Thanks to Lola Kenya screen, I finally got to learn this after attending the fourth edition of the annual Distribution and co-production (DISCOP Africa) markets at Hilton Hotel in Nairobi.

I highly regard the existence of Lola Kenya Screen for the exposure that they have given me. If I had been shown I might have forgotten; if I had been told, I might not have remembered the exact words; but because I received the first-hand information and made some sense from it — I can never forget.

Partners

This training is offered by Lola Kenya Screen in conjunction with Africalia, Belgian Development Cooperation, European Union, ComMattersKenya, and ArtMatters.Info.

To achieve its goals over the past five years, Lola Kenya Screen has worked with visionary organisations and individuals across the world. They include –

  • Prince Claus Fund For culture and Development (The Netherlands)
  • Jan Vrijman Fund/IDFA (The Netherlands)
  • Africalia Belgium (Belgium)
  • Communications and UNESCO (France)
  • ComMattersKenya (Kenya)
  • Goethe-Institut (Kenya)
  • Danish Film Institute (Denmark)
  • Artmatters.info (Kenya)
  • DW-Akademie/Berlin International Film Festival (Germany)
  • Prix Jeunesse International (Germany)
  • Finnish Film Foundation (Finland)
  • Alliance Francaise (Kenya)
  • Embassy of France (Kenya)
  • Southern Africa International Film & Television Market
  • Sithengi/Cape Town World Cinema Festival (South Africa)
  • Michael Auret
  • The Cradle Children’s Foundation (Kenya)
  • and Kenya film Commission (Kenya)

Mentors

The following professionals have helped mentor children and youth in the various skill development programmes over the years –

  • Antonia Ringbom (Finland/Sweden)
  • Maikki Kantola (Finland)
  • Meikke Statema (The Netherlands)
  • Florence Sipalla (Kenya)
  • Signe Zeilich-Jensen (The Netherlands)
  • Eid Abdel Latiff (Egypt)
  • Duco Tellegen (The Netherlands)
  • Fina Sensada-Boixader (Spain)
  • Rut Gomez Sobrino (Spain)
  • Anette Tony Hansen (Denmark)
  • Emily Wanja (Kenya)
  • Wanjiru Kairu (Kenya)
  • Vincho Nchogu (Kenya)
  • and Ogova Ondego (Kenya)

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Lola Kenya Screen appeals for support from other well wishers in helping shape the destiny of Kenya, Africa and the world through mentoring children and youth. Any organisation or individual in any part of the world interested in sharing our vision and responsibilities to the present and future generations of young people in any way may contact the Directorate of Lola Kenya Screen through —

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Lola Kenya Screen hosts two cutting-edge mentorship programs for children and youth

BY OGOVA ONDEGO. NAIROBI, KENYA (CINEMA MINIMA) — The Nairobi-based Lola Kenya Screen — audiovisual media festival, skill-development mentorship program, and market for children and youth in eastern Africa — marks five years of service to children and youth in November 2010 with two cutting-edge skill-development mentorship programs.

Workshops: Documentary Filmmaking, Critical Writing

Consequently, Lola Kenya Screen is inviting children and youth in Nairobi and environs to apply to the mentorship programs in Documentary Filmmaking and Critical Writing, scheduled for 2010 November 29 through December 4 in Nairobi, Kenya.

The training is scheduled for November and December, to enable form-four students, and standard-eight pupils who will have done their national examinations, to participate and to gain the life skills required at the next stage of their formal education.

Lola Kenya Screen has, since 2006, showcased some 1,750 best-possible films for children, youth and family, from 98 nations; and has helped train 61 children in filmmaking, 23 in journalism, 19 in events organization & presentation; and 20 in critical appreciation of creativity. Those trained have come from Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Zanzibar, and Zimbabwe. Many more children have been exposed to media literacy through the Lola Kenya Screen’s school outreach program.

Apply to participate in workshops

To celebrate five years of service, Lola Kenya Screen calls upon interested candidates to apply for consideration in either its critical writing workshop, or its documentary filmmaking workshop.

These — as is usual with the ever popular Lola Kenya Screen programs for children and youth — will be intensive, six-day, 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM learn-as-you-do programs, that will be faciltated by renowned international experts specializing in issues related to children, youth, mass media, culture, and development.

Although preference will be given to applicants who have already participated in any of Lola Kenya Screen programs (2005-2010), anyone interested in the November–December training should apply without exception.

Every application, written by the child/youth and specifying the program in which one is interested, must include:

  • Intention
  • Expectations
  • School
  • Age
  • Email address
  • Telephone, preferably cell/mobile number
  • Physical address
  • Letter of permission from parent/guardian

The applicant must be 6-16 years old (9-18 for production workshop). She (or he) must be both knowledgeable and interested in audiovisual media. The applicant must have the ability to understand, speak, and write in English; and must be able to compose, type, and submit articles of 500–1,200 words daily. The candidate must be ready to work under strict deadlines; and should be supported by parents or guardians.

Deadline for Applications 2010 October 30

The application material is to be sent to [email protected]. The DEADLINE for application is 2010 October 30 at 5:00 PM East African Standard Time | 14:00 GMT.

Admission to the workshops is on the first-come, first-served basis.

This training, part of the Pan African Cinetoile mobile cinema, will be offered by Lola Kenya Screen in conjunction with Africalia of Belgium, the Belgian Development Cooperation, the European Union, ComMattersKenya, and ArtMatters.Info.

Support Lola Kenya Screen

Lola Kenya Screen appeals for support from other well wishers interested in helping shape the destiny of Kenya, Africa, and the world through mentoring children and youth. Any one interested in sharing this vision in any way may contact the Directorate of Lola Kenya Screen through:

More about Lola Kenya Screen

Incorporated under the laws of the Republic of Kenya as a charity, Lola Kenya Screen is an international audiovisual media festival, skill-development mentorshop programme and market for children and youth in eastern Africa.

Lola Kenya Screen operates in eastern and southern Africa, helping train children and youth in countries such as Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania mainland, Zanzibar island, and Zimbabwe.

The annual Lola Kenya Screen film festival is held every second week of August to showcase the best possible international productions for children, youth and family alongside learn-as-you-do skill-development metorship programmes in film production, film appreciation, creative journalism, event planning and presentation, and media literacy.

Lola Kenya Screen also gives awards to the best children’s film (Golden Mboni Award), the best youth film (14-Plus Award) and the Kids For Kids Africa Festival Award.

Lola Kenya Screen conducts a mobile cinema programme to schools in and around Nairobi throughout the year and mentor pupils and youth in filmmaking, film appreciation, media literacy, event organisation & presentation.

Lola Kenya Screen runs a monthly Lola Kenya Screen Film Forum (LKSFF), a discussion platform aimed at critiquing, encouraging and exploring ways of how to integrate film production in Kenya and eastern Africa with other socio-cultural and economic sectors in order to come up with a vibrant film industry.

Held in conjunction with Goethe-Institut in Kenya, LKSFF enables audiovisual media practitioners to watch and discuss short films from eastern Africa, to exchange ideas, and to network every last Monday of the month throughout the year. This forum is often one of the first places where new films can be seen and young talent spotted.

Since December 2005 when the first LKSFF was held, more than 100 films have been shown: films from Willie Owusu to Just A Band, from Wanuri Kahiu to Judy Kibinge.

LKSFF is part of the annual Lola Kenya Screen audiovisual media event.

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    Nigeria, Malawi win top prizes at Lola Kenya Screen 2010

    BY OGOVA ONDEGO. NAIROBI, KENYA (CINEMA MINIMA) — 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 NairobiKenya on August 14, 2010, with top prizes going to films from Nigeria and Malawi. This marks a departure from previous Lola Kenya Screens, when most top prizes had gone to films from the Northern Hemisphere.

    Golden Mboni Award

    Beating a field of 22 to the prestigious Golden Mboni Award for the best children’s film was CHAMPIONS OF OUR TIME by Nigerian Mak’ Kusare. The three-member jury — Vanessa Alice Wanjiku, Alexander Thungu Kinyanjui, and Simon Odhiambo Onyango — was enthusiastic: “This film is based on a universal theme. The cast is well-chosen. We find the film educational, informative, and captivating.”

    The 2010 production, which runs 120 minutes, tells the story of two whiz kids. They’re trying to enter an international quiz competition. One is denied registration because she is physically challenged; the other is accepted with open arms because she is from a well-to-do family, is able-bodied, and therefore, an excellent representative of the country abroad.

    14-Plus Award

    SEASONS OF A LIFE, a 2009 production by Charles Shemu Joyah of Malawi, won the 14-Plus Award for the best youth film on the account of its “creative beginning, good casting, good technical quality” and its “proclamation of the divinity of the motherhood in word and deed.”

    Children’s and Youth films winners

    The Christian Ditter-directed VORSTAADTKROKODILE|THE CROCODILES of Germany, and LOST AND FOUND by Philip Hunt of the UK, were declared second- and third-best children’s films.

    WE WERE YOUNG by Namibia-based Philippe Talavera, and Vincent Chabrillant’s EN MODE AILLEURS of France, emerged second- and third-best youth films in the awards ceremony, which was held at the Kenya National Theatre in the heart of Nairobi on Saturday night.

    The Lola Kenya Screen 2010 award winners

    Golden Mboni for the best children’s film:
    CHAMPIONS OF OUR TIME by Mak’ Kusare of Nigeria.
    Silver Mboni for the second best children’s film:
    VORSTAADTKROKODILE by Christian Ditter of Germany.
    Bronze Mboni for the third best children’s film:
    LOST AND FOUND by Philip Hunt of the UK.
    14-Plus Award for the best youth film:
    SEASONS OF A LIFE by Charles Shemu Joyah of Malawi.
    14-Plus Award for the second best youth film:
    WE WERE YOUNG by Philippe Talavera of Namibia.
    14-Plus Award for the third best youth film:
    EN MODE AILLEURS by Vincent Chabrillant of France.
    Best Documentary:
    BIG SISTER PUNAM by Lucian Muntean and Natasa Muntean of Serbia.
    Best Animation:
    LOST AND FOUND by Philip Hunt of the United Kingdom.
    Best TV series:
    KOZUCHA KLAMZUCHA by Andrezj Kukula of Poland.
    Best Student film:
    GREAT EXPECTATIONS by Alexei Gubenco of Romania.
    Best Children’s right film:
    JANAKI by M.G. Sasi of India.
    Audience’s Choice Award:
    LOST AND FOUND by Philip Hunt of the UK.
    Special Talent Prize:
    Talent Empire by Simon Peter Otieno of Kenya.
    Special Youth Prize:
    Communicating for Change, Nigeria.

    Worldwide participation

    For its 5th edition which was presented from August 9-14, 2010 in Nairobi, Lola Kenya Screen received 302 films from 39 countries on five continents, in 34 languages.

    39 countries

    • Argentina
    • Brazil
    • Croatia
    • Denmark
    • Egypt
    • Ethiopia
    • Finland
    • France
    • Germany
    • India
    • Iran
    • Italy
    • Japan
    • Kenya
    • Kosovo
    • Latvia
    • Malawi
    • Moldova
    • Namibia
    • Nepal
    • The Netherlands
    • Nigeria
    • Norway
    • Poland
    • Romania
    • Russia
    • Serbia
    • Singapore
    • Slovenia
    • South Africa
    • Spain
    • Tanzania
    • Tunisia
    • Turkey
    • Uganda
    • Uganda
    • UK
    • Ukraine
    • USA

    34 languages

    • Albanian
    • Amharic
    • Arabic
    • Chichewa
    • Danish
    • Dutch
    • English
    • Farsi
    • Finnish
    • French
    • Gambay
    • German
    • Hokkein
    • Italian
    • Kannada
    • Karamojong
    • Kinyarwanda
    • Kiswahili
    • Luganda
    • Malayalam
    • Nepali
    • (No dialogue)
    • Norwegian
    • Polish
    • Portuguese
    • Russian
    • Setswana
    • Sheng
    • Singala
    • Slovene
    • Somali
    • Spanish
    • Tamang
    • Tamil
    • Turkish

    Five continents

    • North America
    • South America
    • Africa
    • Asia
    • Europe

    The festival screened one-third of the films submitted for consideration in 10 sections:

    • The Golden Mboni Award Competition for the best children’s film
    • The 14-Plus Award Competition for the best youth film
    • Films by Students
    • Films by Children
    • Films for Youth
    • Eastern Africa Prism
    • Television Series
    • World Panorama
    • Special Focus
    • 4th Kids for Kids Africa.

    The highest number of entries came from Spain, followed by Kenya and Nigeria.

    First-time participants in the five-year festival were Kosovo, Tunisia, Malawi, Moldova, and Singapore.

    Animation carried the most entries from almost every country and continent and a good number of experimental films were also registered.

    Lola Kenya Screen 2010 witnessed an upsurge in the number of films made by children and youth (under age 18).

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    Lola Kenya Screen 2010 Announces Film Line Up

    BY OGOVA ONDEGO. NAIROBI, KENYA (CINEMA MINIMA) — The Nairobi-based Lola Kenya Screen audiovisual media festival, production workshop, and market for children and youth in Eastern Africa has released the film lineup for the 5th edition of the annual event that runs 2010 August 9-14.

    The films submitted to the annual festival — whose theme in 2010 is Passion, Innovation, and Adaptability — came from 37 countries spread across five continents, and in 33 languages.

    The highest number of entries came from Spain, followed by Kenya and Nigeria, with new interest in the festival coming from Kosovo, Tunisia, Malawi, Moldova, and Singapore.

    Animation carried the most entries from almost every country and continent. Also received were experimental films. A large number of quality films made by children and youth — those under the age of 18 years — was registered.

    Besides introducing media literacy in 2010, Lola Kenya Screen — which usually caters to children ages 6 years and over — is also programming films for pre-schoolers in the age bracket 3–6 years.

    The films selected shall run under these categories:

    • The Golden Mboni Award Competition for the Best Children’s Film
    • The 14-Plus Award Competition for the Best Youth Film
    • Films by Students
    • Films by Children and Youth
    • Films for Youth
    • Eastern Africa Prism
    • World Panorama
    • Television Series
    • Special Focus
    • The 4th Kids For Kids Africa Festival/Competition

    The countries represented at Lola Kenya Screen 2010 are …

    • Argentina
    • Brazil
    • Croatia
    • Denmark
    • Ethiopia
    • Finland
    • France
    • Germany
    • India
    • Iran
    • Italy
    • Japan
    • Kenya
    • Kosovo
    • Latvia
    • Malawi
    • Moldova
    • Namibia
    • Nepal
    • The Netherlands
    • Nigeria
    • Norway
    • Poland
    • Romania
    • Serbia
    • Singapore
    • Slovenia
    • South Africa
    • Spain
    • Tanzania
    • Tunisia
    • Turkey
    • Uganda
    • Uganda
    • UK
    • Ukraine
    • USA

    … While the films came from …

    • Africa
    • Asia
    • Europe
    • North America
    • South America

    … they are made in these languages …

    • Albanian
    • Amharic
    • Arab
    • Chichewa
    • Danish
    • Dutch
    • English
    • Farsi
    • Finnish
    • French
    • Gambay
    • German
    • Hokkein
    • Italian
    • Kannada
    • Karamojong
    • Kinyarwanda
    • Kiswahili
    • Luganda
    • Malayalam
    • Nepali
    • Norwegian
    • Polish
    • Portuguese
    • Setswana
    • Sheng
    • Singala
    • Slovene
    • Somali
    • Spanish
    • Tamang
    • Tamil
    • Turkish

    … and no dialogue.

    The 5th Lola Kenya Screen has selected the following films:

    1. 5th Lola Kenya Screen Golden Mboni Award Competition for the Best Children’s Film
      1. VORSTAADTKROKODILE|THE CROCODILES, Christian Ditter, 98′00″, 2009, Germany
      2. CHAMPIONS OF OUR TIME, Mak’ Kusare, 120′00″, 2010, Nigeria
      3. MYRSKY|STORM HEART, Kaisa Rastimo, 2008, 100′00″, Finland
      4. JANAKI| DAUGHTER OF THE EARTH, MG Sasi, 92′00″, 2010, India
      5. MAGICZNE DRZEWO|THE MAGIC TREE, Andrzej Maleszka, 90′00″, 2009, Poland
      6. KIKKERDRIL|FROGS AND TOADS, Simone Van Dusseldorp, 75′00″, 2009, The Netherlands
      7. BIG SISTER PUNAM, Lucian Muntean and Natasa Muntean, 51′00″, 2009, Serbia
      8. ALBERT’S WINTER, Andreas Koefoed, 29′00″, 2009, Denmark
      9. HELP PEOPLE IN NEED, Catherine Nyambura, 24′00″, 2010, Kenya
      10. LOST AND FOUND, Philip Hunt, 24′00″, 2008, UK
      11. THE MISINVENTIONS OF MILO WEATHERBY, William Whirity, 22′00″, 2008, USA
      12. KAD ABOLI RIPO| WHEN APPLES ROLL, Reinis Kalnaellis, 6′46″, 2009, Latvia
      13. MASALA MAMA, Michael Kam, 8′30″, 2010, Singapore
      14. ISFISKE|FISHING WITH SAM, Atle S. Blakseth, 6′00″, 2009, Norway
      15. A TREE AND A FLOWER, Tomoko Oguchi, 5′23″, 2010, USA
      16. ADVENTURES OF ALAYO, Olanrewaju Oluwafemi, 1′30″, 2009, Nigeria
      17. JESUISITO DE MI VIDA|DEAR CHILD JESUS, Jesus Perez-Miranda, 9′00″, 2009, Spain
      18. PACI|THE HUNGRY, JD Imaya Varman, 2009, India
      19. KATAKOMBO, Michael Zamjatnins, 7′17″, 2008, Germany
      20. A VARINHA MAGICA|THE MAGIC WAND, Kurt Shaw, 4′14″, 2009, USA
      21. MOMOM EST UNE EIKOILE|MUM IS A STAR, Trabelsi Marwen, 10′00″, 2008, Tunisia
      22. THE YELLOW HOUSE: KEVIN THE SUPERHERO, Catherine Kunze, Jacob Wellendorf, 9′00″, 2009, Denmark
    2. 5th Lola Kenya Screen 14-Plus Award Competition for the Best Youth Film
      1. MONNA WA MMINO: THE MIKE MASOTE STORY, Norman Maake, 126′03″, 2009, South Africa
      2. SEASONS OF A LIFE, C Shemu Joyah, 102′00″, 2009, Malawi
      3. WE WERE YOUNG, Philippe Talavera, 54′00″, 2009, Namibia
      4. PODER|ABLE, Emilio Santin, 15′00″, 2008, Spain
      5. BABCIA WYJEZDZA|GRANDMA HAS GONE, Tomasz Jurkiewz, 18′00″, 2009, Poland
      6. EN MODE AILLEURS|AIRHEAD, Vincent Chabrillat, 13′00″, 2009, France
      7. KNOCK OFF, Rosanne Flynn, 11′27″, 2009, UK
      8. CARTA DE FRANCIA|LETTER FROM FRANCE, Diego Lopez Cotillo, 17′00″, 2009, Spain
      9. TOGETHERNESS SUPREME, Nathan Collet, 94′00″, 2010, USA/Kenya
    3. Films by Students
      1. DE KLEINE KRAAI MET BLOTE BILLEN|THE LITTLE CROW WITH THE NAKED BOTTOM, Raimke Groothuizen, 5′00″, 2008, The Netherlands
      2. GREAT EXPECTATIONS, Alexei Gubenco, 3′00″, 2009, Romania
      3. ORKESTERI|THE ORCHESTRA,Joonas Rutanen and Veera Lehtola,7′40″,2010, Finland
      4. KATISKA|THE TRAP,  Jonni Mannisto, Janne Kukkonen, JP Saari, Mikko Korhone, 4′33″, 2008, Finland
      5. KIBERA HAMLETS, Josphat Keya, 6′10″, 2010, Kenya
      6. HAPPY RE-UNION, Evans Kamau, 5′10″, 2010, Kenya
      7. RISE TO THE OCCASION, John Ngaruiya, 10′46″, 2010, Kenya7′11″
      8. KIBERA MPIRA MTAANI, John Ngaruiya, 4′42″, 2010, Kenya
      9. À OUTRANCE, Martha Kisaka, 5′41″, 2010, Kenya
      10. SILENT BATTLE, Josphat Keya, 13′26″, Kenya
      11. THEY ARE MY BROTHERS TOO, Victor Oluoch, 8′00″, 2010, Kenya
    4. Films for Youth
      1. CATCH THEM YOUNG, Awoba Bob Manuel, 19′00″, 2009, Nigeria
      2. I AM PREPARED, Awoba Bob Manuel, 19′00″, 2009, Nigeria
      3. MY BROTHER’S KEEPER, Mellamby Ileogben, 17′30″, 2009, Nigeria
      4. THE JUJU DOCTOR, Mellamby Ileogben, 18′40″, 2009, Nigeria
      5. ONLY ONCE, Tunde Kelani, 17′40″, 2009, Nigeria
      6. THE VISIT, Tunde Kelani, 19′35″, 2009, Nigeria
      7. YOU NO BE MAN, Tunde Kelani, 20′20″ 2009, Nigeria
    5. Eastern Africa Prism
      1. MOTHER OR…, Aster Bedane, 7′46″, 2010, Ethiopia
      2. MSETO WAHAPAHAPA, Jordan Riber, Tanzania
      3. EKITABO KYO’BULAMU|THE BOOK OF LIFE, Patrick Sekyaya, 85′00″, Uganda
      4. THE CARTER, David Omurunga, 50′00″, 2010, Kenya
      5. MUSIC FOR CHANGE, Wilson Muiruri, 3′41″, 2010, Kenya
      6. BREAKING BARRIERS, Yamrot Ritgussde, Ethiopia, 2009
      7. BUUFIS: A QUEST FOR RESETTLEMENT, Solomon Mwendwa, 3′30″, 2009, Kenya
    6. World Panorama
      1. YATAKA|NIGHT JAR, Keu kaizu,10′00″, 2009, Japan
      2. ARAROMIRE|THE FIGURINE, Kunle Afolayan, 2009, 120′00″, Nigeria
      3. BIG FAMILY, Anand and Madhura Katti, 50′00″, 2009, India
      4. ERKCAR MIR LIEBE|TALES OF LOVE, Florian Aigner, 70′00″, 2010 Germany
      5. SOOT ZADAN ZIRE AB|WHISTLING UNDER WATER, Hooshmand Varaei 15′00″, 2009, Iran
      6. NO WAY THROUGH, Alexandra Monro, Sheila Menon, 7′11″, 2009, UK
      7. QUIERO SER UNA GACELA|I AM A GAZELLE, Ana Rodriguez Rosell, 29′00″, 2009, Spain/Senegal
      8. DARKA|THE DINNER, Blerta Zeqiri, 17′00″, 2009, Kosovo
      9. PINOCCHIO AL CIRCO|PINOCCHIO AT THE CIRCUS, Jacob Barua, 13′00″, 2009, Italy
      10. ARENA|SAND, Jota Aronak, 19′00″, 2009, Spain
      11. EL RAYO Y LA SIRENA| THUNDERBOLT AND THE MERMAID, Diego Sanchidrian, 11′00″, 2009, Spain
      12. LEVEDAD|LIGHTNESS, Lucid Del Rio, 15′00″, 2010, Spain
      13. ADIÓS, MUÑECA|GOOD BYE DOLL, Hugo Sanz, 15′00″, 2010, Spain
      14. A INCRIVEL HISTCIRIA VOVOZINHA E O LOBO MAU|THE INCREDIBLE STORY OF GRANNY AND THE BIG BAD WOLF, Kurt Shaw, 3′48″, 2009, USA/Brazil
      15. CUANDO LLEGÓ LA MUERTE|WHEN THE DEATH CAME, Antonio de la Llera, 29′00″, 2009, Spain
      16. BLACK DOGS BARKING, Mehmet Bahadir Er and Maryna Gorbach, 88′00″, 2009, Turkey
      17. DI ME QUE YO|SAY ME, Mateo Gil, 15′00″, 2008, Spain
      18. DOPPELGANGER, Oscar de Julian, 20′00″, 2010, Spain
      19. VIVE LA CRISE, Alexei Gubenco, 3′00″, 2009, Romania/Moldova
      20. TU(A)MOR, Fernando Franco, 13′00″, 2009, Spain
      21. QUIERO SER UNA GACELA, Ana Rodriguez Rosell, 29′00″, 2009, Spain
      22. A BICYCLE MADE OF SALT, Trinidad Lemos, 15′00″, 2008, Argentina
      23. MOJ PUT|MY WAY, Veljko Popovic, 6′40″, 2010, Croatia
      24. KOZUCHA KLAMCZUCHA|YAZMIN THE COCKROACH, Kurt Shaw, 4′05″, 2009, USA/Brazil
      25. UNEARTHING THE PEN, Carol Salter, 12′00″, 2009, UK/Uganda
      26. THE IMP IN THE CITY, Dawn Westlake, 2′18″, 2010, USA
      27. ASTHAMANAM|SUNSET, J Ramesh, 5′00″, 2008, India
    7. Television Series
      1. KORALE CZAROWNICY|THE WITCH’S BEADS, Aniela Lubieniecka, 13′00″, 2008, Poland
      2. KOZUCHA KLAMCZUCHA|THE LYING GOAT, Andrzej Kukuła, 13′00″, 2008, Poland
      3. KRÓL KRUKÓW|THE RAVEN KING, Jacek Adamczak, 13′00″, 2008, Poland
    8. Special Focus
      1. Experimental films spanning painting, photography and video by Trabelsi Marwen of Tunisia.
    9. Films by Children and Youth
      1. BINN BUNNY GOES GREEN, 30 young people aged 9 and 10,  6′30″, 2009, UK
      2. PRE HISTORIC PET SHOP, young people aged 13 and 18, 4′20″, 2009, UK
      3. ONE GOAL, ONE HOPE, Jeff Mohammed, 13′00″, 2010, Kenya
      4. MY BEAUTIFUL DRESS, 1′50″, 2009, Kenya
      5. HAPPY CLOUD, 61 young people aged 7 and 18, 5′24″, 2009, UK
    10. 4th Kids For Kids Africa Festival/Competition
      1. The films for this category shall be announced on July 4, 2010 as the deadline for submission is June 30, 2010.

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    Lola Kenya Screen 2010 Call for Film Entries

    BY OGOVA ONDEGO. NAIROBI, KENYA (CINEMA MINIMA) — The Lola Kenya Screen film festival for children and youth calls upon children, youth, amateurs, students, and professionals to submit quality films that focus on children, ages 13 and under; youth, ages 14 to 25; or families, including adults ages 25 and over. The fifth edition of the annual event will take place in August 2010. The deadline for film submissions is 2010 April 15. There is no entry fee.

    Experimental films, television series, and video games will be accepted. Even creatively packaged music videos, tackling issues related to children, youth, and family — and which provide strong role models to children and youth while speaking positively to children of diverse backgrounds — are welcome.

    Showcases and Awards

    Selected films will be showcased under various categories, with those starring children between ages of 6-13 competing for the prestigious Lola Kenya Screen Golden Mboni award for the best children’s film; those featuring children above 14 years competing for the Lola Kenya Screen 14-Plus Prize for the best youth film.

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    Workshops

    The festival not only showcases films; it also places audiovisual media production tools into the hands of children and youth. It has equipped 92 children with basic skills — 47 in filmmaking, 19 in creative journalism, nine in events organization and presentation, and 17 in the critical appreciation of films. Its annual film production workshops have realised 20 short animations and eight documentaries.

    Lola Kenya Screen Film Festival entry rules and submission form are online in PDF format. Details about the festival, and other Lola Kenya Screen activities are available at the Lola Kenya Screen Web site.

    Films must be received between 2009 December 1, and 2010 April 15. Entries must reach the Lola Kenya Screen no later than 2010 April 15.

    The festival — which recognizes that adults must be sensitised into creating for and with children and youth — has been held annually since 2006. By its fourth edition in August 2009, Lola Kenya Screen had showcased 1,450 films from six continents. The 2009 edition had attracted 315 films in 33 languages, out of which more than 250 were shown to over three thousand people.

    The 2009 Golden Mboni prize went to IO PARLO by Marco Gianfreda of Italy, the Silver Mboni to THE HAPPY DUCKLING by Gili Dolev of Scotland/Israel, and the Bronze Mboni to PAMELA by James Kanja of Kenya. The Golden Mboni has been awarded since 2006.

    The 14-Plus award was inaugurated in 2009, and was won by South Africa’s UGUGU NO ANDILE, a timeless love story set against the backdrop of a political war, directed by Minky Schlessinger. The 14-Plus award for the second and third best youth films went to Norway’s A BEAUTIFUL TRAGEDY by David Kinsella, and to Kenya’s FROM A WHISPER by Wanuri Kahiu, respectively.

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    Lola Kenya Screen 2009 Short-Lists Candidates for Skill-Development Programmes

    BY OGOVA ONDEGO. ZANZIBAR, TANZANIA (CINEMA MINIMA) — Lola Kenya Screen, the annual audio-visual media festival, production workshop and market for children and youth in eastern Africa — that holds in Nairobi, Kenya, every second week of August — has announced the names of candidates for her 4th skill-development programmes to be held 2009 August 10-15 in Nairobi, Kenya.

    The names of successful applicants were made available to the international media in Zanzibar, Tanzania, during the 12th Zanzibar International Film Festival on 2009 July 1.

    The Nairobi-based Lola Kenya Screen has — since its inception in October 2005 — been exploring, identifying and nurturing talent among children and youth in areas such as screen-writing, cinematography, production, marketing, distribution, creative journalism, event planning and presentation, and critical appreciation of creativity.

    Lola Kenya Screen was established as a movement that uses appropriate and available technologies to deliver audiovisual media content that complements, enhances, entertains and promotes learning among children and youth in the promotion of literacy, gender equity, independent thought, human rights, environmental responsibility and global health.

    Apart from the Television Drama workshop that is aimed at adults (above 18 years) interested in creating audiovisual media works for children and youth, the rest of the programmes target people defined by the laws of Kenya as children, i.e. children and youth (under 18 years).

    ####Film Production####

    1. Njeri Waithera Nesbith, 13, Braeside School
    2. Alex Ndegua, 16,Ruiru Boys secondary
    3. Brian Saruni, 14, Highway Secondary School
    4. Charlene Ndolo, 14, German School
    5. Charmaine Ndolo, 14, German School
    6. Crystal Ndolo, 7, Riara Road Primary School
    7. Daniella Kinyanjui, 11, Mount Kenya Academy
    8. Flora Wanjiru, 16, Githurai Mixed Secondary School
    9. Fredrick Ochieng, 16, Bridgeway School
    10. Irene Esonga, 16, Kahawa Garrisson Secondary School
    11. Michael Mwangi, 15, Moi ForcesAcademy

    ####Event Organisation and Presentation/MC####

    1. Tracy Muringa, 14, State House Girls High School
    2. Bernard Otieno, 15, Moi Forces Academy
    3. Nicholas Ngugi Ngobe, 10, Almond Land School
    4. Rushel Rang’ala, 17, Cardinal Otunga High School Mosocho

    Film Jury

    1. Samantha Wangui, 8, Riara Road Primary School
    2. Sauda Hamisi, 12, St Arnold Jansen School
    3. Vanessa Wanjiku, 8, BuruBuru I Primary School
    4. Wangari Mumbi Kiarie, 15, Kianda School
    5. Vivian Atieno, 16, Annointed High School
    6. Creative Journalism/Festival Press
    7. Whitney Kerubo Otenyo, 13, Excel Academy
    8. Antony Mukiri Chege, 12, Uthiru Primary School
    9. Harun Muange, 15, Moi Forces Academy
    10. Kathleen Siminyu, 15, Kianda School
    11. Polet Njeri, 15, Alliance Girls High School
    12. Mina Ogova, 11, Greenyard Junior School

    ####Television Drama####

    1. Moses Siku, 22, Multi-Media University
    2. Mitchelle Janga’ra, 18, Limuru Girls’ School
    3. Ken Mbugua, 26
    4. Charles Thuku , 18
    5. Catherine Kiambati
    6. Anthony Micheni Metha
    7. Janet Mose, 18

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