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THE 72ND CANNES INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL – FRANCE

The Kenya Film Classification Board Director June Gachui and the CEO Dr. Ezekiel Mutua on Thursday 16th led the Kenyan Delegation to the Pavillon Afriques at the annual 72nd Cannes International Film Festival in a Country Panel Discussion on the Filming landscape in Kenya.

The festival that started on Tuesday 14th runs to May 25th  will see seven Kenyan films premier at the global event.

For the first time in its history, the Cannes International film festival is hosting an African pavilion within the film market specifically to discuss the business film in Africa.

The objective of the African pavilion is to create a unique venue for movies and promote the diversity and plurality of African film and broadcast content.

Dr. Mutua and Director Gachui shared with the audience on the opportunities available in Kenya for local and international filmmakers. They also expounded on the Board’s role in creating a facilitative environment for ease of doing business, through efficient and effective regulation, including timely issuance of film permits.

The African Pavilion was packed to capacity with filmmakers from across the globe interested in learning about the opportunities for filmmaking and co-productions in Kenya.

The Board reiterated His Excellency President Uhuru Kenyatta’s message about the enormous opportunities for filming business and welcomed international film crews to film in Kenya.

The African film agencies and filmmakers meeting at the 72nd Festival De Cannes bonanza, are committed to work together to make film production in Africa a rewarding venture that captures the African narratives while promoting our shared values and culture through film.