The Kenya Information and Communications Act (KICA) further empowers the Board to; impose age restrictions to ensure that content which depicts or contains scenes that are rated as adult or are of the language intended for adult audiences are not aired during the watershed period (between 5am –10 pm) and to enforce the programming Code for the free-to-air radio and TV services by ensuring that all programme and non-programme matter, namely commercials, infomercials, documentaries, programme promotions, programme listings, community service announcements and station identifications are classified before they air
KFCB and the Film School to Participate in international film festivals in India and Burkina Faso
The Kenya Film Classification Board has sponsored two teams of film producers and KFCB and Film School officers to participate in international film festivals in India and Burkina Faso.
The event was presided over by the Cabinet Secretary for Sports, Culture and the Arts Dr. Hassan Wario and attended by members of the KFCB Board of Directors, Riverwood Ensemble officials, local film producers and other members of the creative economy in Kenya.
Mr. Raymond Ofula, Winner of the Fllm Warrior-Lifetime Award pays a courtesy call to the Board’s Chief Executive Officer Dr. Ezekiel Mutua.
KFCB was delighted to receive Mr. Raymond Ofula, the newly unveiled Fllm Warrior-Lifetime Award, when he paid a courtesy call on the Board’s Chief Executive Officer Dr. Ezekiel Mutua.
During the meeting various issues were discussed, among them partnering with Mr. Ofula to promote creation of more local content.
Mr. Ofula thanked the Board for recognising his contribution, saying the award caught him by surprise.
“While I have received other accolades before, this was the crowning moment”, he said.
The Board’s CEO Dr. Ezekiel Mutua said KFCB is keen to collaborate with Mr Ofula to promote moral values through local films.
GOVERNMENT AGENCIES TEAM UP TO END PIRACY IN THE CREATIVE INDUSTRY
The Kenya Film Classification Board (KFCB) , the Kenya Copyright Board (KECOBO) , the Kenya Police Service (KPS) and customs authorities will work together in a synchronised operation aimed at containing the piracy menace in the creative industry. During a joint press conference held in Nairobi today, KFCB Chief Executive Officer Dr. Ezekiel Mutua and KECOBO Executive Director Mr. Edward Sigei lamented the rise in pirated content, which they said is hurting progress in the creative sector.
“We are particularly concerned that if the situation is not addressed, it will be impossible for the industry to grow, making it difficult for the industry to achieve the 40-60 percent local content threshold required by the Programming Code for Free-to-Air Radio Services in Kenya”, said Dr. Mutua.
To protect the local industry, the Board outlawed the importation of unlicensed foreign movies as a way of curbing piracy. In the scheme, no foreign film will be allowed into the country unless it has been duly cleared by KECOBO, KFCB and the customs authorities.
On his part, Mr. Sigei said the creative industry should be taken seriously, noting that the copyright industry contributes more than 2 percent of income generated in the creative industry.
Visit by the Chairman and CEO of the Kenya Cultural Centre
The Chairman of the Kenya Cultural Centre Mr. Nicholas Moipei and CEO Edwin Gichagi visited KFCB to discuss areas of collaboration in promoting the creative arts sector in Kenya. The meeting was attended by KFCB Chairman Bishop Jackson Kosgei CEO Dr Ezekiel Mutua and Director Jarso Mokku
WINNERS OF RIVER WOOD AWARDS 2017
Winners of various categories display there wards in the 2017 river wood awards at the Kenya National Theater. KFCB sponsored the event to a tune of 2.5 million. Speaking during the Awards on Saturday, KFCB Chief Executive Officer Dr. Ezekiel Mutua said the Board will shield local film creators from unfair competition from foreign creators, and to curb piracy.
• Examination and classification of films and posters to be done immediately as requested by cinema theatres
• Sensitization of the stakeholders and the public
• Examination and classifying films
• Carry out research on best practice in content regulation