The 3rd Annual Kalasha International TV & Film Market Kicks Off

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The 3rd edition of Kalasha International TV and Film Market opened today to local and international film makers at Kenyatta International Convention Centre officiated by Joe Mucheru, Cabinet Secretary Ministry of Information, Communications and Technology.

For three days, local and international professionals from the Audio-Visual and Film industry coming from East African countries, Europe and other places around the world, will get a unique opportunity to boost their business through trading content, partnership opportunities, networking and more.

Maisha Magic East and Bongo Stands

Kalasha Market 2019 has attracted over 1000 delegates and several companies drawn from around the world with some coming as far as Vietnam. Alongside the delegates are supporting organizations sponsoring the event among them the Communications Authority, European Union, France 24 and French Embassy in Kenya.

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Also taking place alongside the conferences, workshops and exhibitions at the Kalasha market is pitching competition where Kenya Film Commission has this year committed Ksh 2 million which will see 24 filmmakers compete in four categories namely: TV Series and Soaps, Animation (Short or Series), Film (Long Feature Film & Short Films) and Documentaries with a winner in each category taking home KES 500,000. A specially appointed jury of experts will sit every day in the afternoon to judge presentations from filmmakers pitching in the 4 categories.

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Kenya Film Commission stand

The conferences offer participants the opportunity to learn and better understand the global impact of the Audio-Visual and Film industry from renowned facilitators. The event also offers high-level interaction with Network groups, TV Channels, Mobile operators, Distributors, Commissioners, Producers, Directors, Scriptwriters and other stakeholders.

The event’s primary objective is to showcase Kenya as a major regional hub for Film and TV production, post-production and distribution across all platforms and genres while reinforcing the uniqueness of Kenya as a shooting location. A full programme of activities can be accessed via www.kalashainternational.com