Kenya Film Commission Basic Filmmaking Lab

The Kenya Film Commission will train film enthusiasts who are starting out or have a passion to start learning film. This is a great opportunity to learn the basic aspects and know where to start, where to find help and how you can build your career in the film industry.

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Call for Applications

Apply now for the Screenwriters Lab with Oprah Oyugi

The Kitale Film Week Screenwriters Lab will have Six (6) writers in a residency from the 20th to 25th of February 2023 during the Kitale Film Week, where they will be immersed into a full-week workshop to learn to write for TV and film.

Priority will be given to writers from the North Rift and Western Kenya

Oprah Oyugi is a multi-talented filmmaker based in Kenya. She is a writer on Kenya’s first Netflix Original TV Series, Country Queen, and on Igiza, a high-end thriller on Showmax. She was shortlisted for the Netflix-Unesco folktale competition and won the Best Script Writer award at the Women In Film Awards 2022. She co-directed, wrote and edited Supastaz, a short film which will have its International premiere at the oscar-qualifying, Durban International Film Festival in 2022. She also runs a film company, Dhamira Films, alongside two other talented filmmakers. She enjoys telling stories that examine human behaviour.


Applicants must submit the following:

  • A letter of motivation for wanting to participate in the Kitale Film Week Screenwriters Lab (1/2 page).

  • A log-line (2 lines summary) of the writer's proposed project

  • A synopsis of the proposed project (1/2 page).

  • A short biography (About you) of the applicant (300 words max.).

Selection will be based on artistic merit alone. The Kitale Film Week CBO shall not hold any legal claim over an artist's work once the lab is completed.

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