May 20, 2024

The Kenya Film Commission Empowerment Programme 2022 for Kenyan Production Companies

Deadline: January 28, 2022

The Kenya Film Commission in line with its mandate and function of promoting development of local content established a film empowerment program. The Commission, this year has collaborated with Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ), a German development agency that provides tailor-made, cost-efficient and effective services for sustainable development, to implement the 3rd cycle of film Empowerment programme to provide film and video-related funding in the broad categories of;

  • Development Funding(of feature films, documentaries and TV Concepts);
  • Production Funding (of feature films and documentaries)
  • Marketing and distribution Funding.
  • Emerging filmmakers Funding

Individuals, companies and organizations are required to submit funding applications to the Commission as appropriate in any of the three funding categories identified above. Specific conditions will be applicable in each funding category, and it is important for applicants to take careful note of these conditions before submitting an application.


Kenyan Production companies or individuals with a potential or with relevant experience and a credible track record in producing content

For all applicants:

  • Completed application form
  • A covering letter of motivation
  • Treatment Chain of Title and Proof of copyright in an instance where the work is not the original idea of the applicant and letters of commitment from public figures in documentaries
  • Writer’s Curriculum Vitae
  • Producer’s Curriculum Vitae
  • Development budget which contains the following line items: Script editors; Research; Copies; Producer fee (where appropriate) – this should not exceed 10% of the total budget; Overheads which should not exceed 55% of total budget excluding the Producer fee
  • Development Schedule
  • Production plan
  • Writers narrative treatment
  • Target audience/distribution plan
  • Track record of production company where applicable
  • Company registration document to prove company ownership where applicable
  • Proof of Kenyan identity
  • Company’s Tax Compliance Certificate

TV Format applicants also require:

  • Concept Outline (which contains a unique feature of concept, universal dramatic theme, international adaptation potential, the longevity of concept and legal protection or copyright)
  • Format development plan

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