Filmmakers Without Borders The Filmmakers Without Borders organization supports independent filmmakers across the world. It supports them by offering grants and other funding initiatives. Eligible projects include, experimental projects, new media projects that align with themes of empowerment, cultural exchange and social justice, documentary films and narrative films. These are supported in various stages of…

POV Derived from the cinematic term, ‘Point of View’, POV is television’s longest running showcase for independent non-fiction films. It premieres 14-16 of the best, boldest and most innovative programs every year. POV does not provide funding for the production of your film. Instead, it offers a platform for your film to be watched by…

Art Moves Africa Art Moves Africa or AMA describes itself as ‘the Mobility Fund of Artists & Cultural Operators within Africa. The organization seeks to fund artists and cultural operators living and working in Africa who are seeking to establish partnerships, to participate in festivals, biennials, artist residencies, productions, touring, workshops and professional development meetings.…

Why you need social media as a filmmaker   Ask most filmmakers why they are not on social media and they will tell you that social media is for celebrities and socialites. But that kind of thinking is too old fashioned. There was a time when people thought social media was only for people looking…

Filmmaking is hard, let no one lie to you. Bringing what starts out as an idea to the big screen is no easy task. Filmmakers work together to give a story life and turn it into something that people can watch and make sense out of. All filmmakers around the world work hard, but African…

The Importance of Attending Auditions In a growing industry like the African film industry, the industry players are growing in numbers too. In this case the players being actors. As acting in Kenya continues to become a reliable and rewarding job, many youths looking for a career path are joining the industry. The hard truth is, as the number of actors increase,…

In this digital era, one of the easiest and cheapest ways to hone your skills as a filmmaker is by watching YouTube tutorials on filmmaking. And the good news is that they are so many. Not everyone can afford to attend some of the best film schools, and for those who can, please use the opportunity wisely.…

   Becoming a successful screenwriter takes time. In fact, it takes more than time; it takes talent, audacity and perseverance. The path is not paved. You will encounter a lot of tumbling blocks; writer’s block, rejection, self doubt and other mishaps that will push you to your end. You will want to quit and give…

5 common headshot mistakes made by actors Whether you are an aspiring actor or an already established actor, you need to have the right headshot. A headshot is the most important tool in your marketing strategy. You want to sell yourself as a reliable brand and a headshot is the one thing that will help…