Sinemite Newsletter #3

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The Kenya Film Commission unveiled the 2022 nominees for the 12th edition of Kalasha International Film and TV Awards.

This year, the number of submitted films went up to 217 films compared to 149 films submitted in 2021.
During the ceremony, StarTimes Media, renewed its strategic partnership with Kenya Film Commission to leverage on technology through the company’s mobile application platform – StarTimes ON to be the exclusive screening and public voting platform for the nominees. Public screening and voting on StarTimes ON kicks off today 10th November to 24th November. Click HERE to Vote  2022. 

The 12th Edition of Kalasha International Film and TV Awards is scheduled to take place on 3rd December 2022.

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First-ever Malawi Film Festival to support its filmmakers who are ‘not considered important’ as country’s first TV series is prepped for a January 2023 debut on OneZed on MultiChoice’s DStv and GOtv. (TV with Thinus)

Kenya and South Africa sign visa-free travel deal. Film makers welcome lifting of visa restriction between Kenya, South Africa. The agreements also gave a boost to filmmakers in both countries, with one particular memorandum of understanding allowing for members of the creative film and TV industries to work together. (DW )

  • Realness Institute in partnership with Netflix, the world’s leading entertainment streaming service, has opened the calls for submissions to its 2023 Episodic Lab and Development Executive Traineeship (DET) programmes which will take place from 30 April to 30 July 2023. More details here

APPLICATION DEADLINE: 10th December 2022.

  • The IDFA Bertha Fund is now accepting submissions for IBF Classic, the flagship grant program that supports documentary projects in development or (post-) production with €7,500 and €25,000 per project respectively. More details here

  APPLICATION DEADLINE: 10th December 2022.

Closed captioning (CC) is the written reproduction of all audio elements in a film. They include not only the subtitling of the spoken words but all sound effects including music, background noises, changes of voice tones etc.

They are especially helpful for deaf and hard-of-hearing making films more accessible for them. For many countries it is nowadays mandatory to have close captions for films to been released.

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