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The KZN Film Commission to showcase Love Lives Here and Joko Ya Hao at the Kalasha International Film Festival

The KwaZulu Natal Film Commission will be participating at the Kalasha Film Festival from the 10th to the 12th of June 2022. An initiative of the Kenya Film Commission, the Kenya International Film Festival is a unique platform for all the regional & international players and festival goers from the TV & Film industry to gather, discuss, exchange, collaborate, share stories, and develop new business opportunities in a fast-growing region.

As per its mandate which is to promote films produced in KZN, the KwaZulu-Natal Film Commission will screen two films; Joko Ya Hao and Love Lives Here. Produced by Leo Phiri, Joko Ya Hao follows Nozizwe (30), a woman with a dream to become a lay preacher in the Methodist Church. However, standing in the way of her dream is Mr. Mvelase, a theology teacher and a man who does not believe in the leadership capabilities of women. Love Lives Here centres around Zinhle, who after bad luck in love, sets out to prove she is marriage material. The film is produced by Dumi Gumbi and directed by Norman Maake. The screenings will take place on Sunday 12th of June at the festival conference center from 09 am.

The KZN Film Commission

The KZN Film Commission will have an exhibition stand No 2 that will serve as a home to KZN delegates. To ensure full participation from both the KZN Film Commission and filmmakers, a call was published to afford KZN filmmakers an opportunity to apply to attend the festival. Several applications were received, and the following filmmakers, Simo Ngcobo and Asivhanzi Matshaba were confirmed as the KZN filmmaker delegates. Delegates’ primary objective in attending the festival is to promote KZN Films and to have meeting with amongst others, distributors, commissioners, producers, sales agents and buyers.

On Friday 10th of June, the KZN Film Commission will participate on two panel discussion. The first session titled

Film Business – The Economics of content creation in the digital era will take place at 10am to 12pm. The panelist will comprise Cabinet Secretary – Mucheru (MOICT), Timothy Owase (CEO KFC), Ezra Chiloba, PS Treasury, Kevin Sharpley (Kijik Media Virtual),  Jobie Bakama,  Jackie Motsepe (KZN Film Commission COO who will connect virtually), Eugene Mbugua (D&R) and moderated by John Allan Namu.  This will be followed by Film Financing-Current financing and investment options in the creative sector panel discussion from 2pm to 4pm. The panelists for this session which will be moderated by Mr. Ezekiel Onyango will comprise;  George Gachara (HEVA), Ziyanda Macingwane (KwaZulu Natal Film Commission), Reuben Odanga (Multichoice) Venessa Buthelezi (Commissioning Editor, Showmax Africa) Philip Wahome (MultiChoice).

For three days, local and international professionals from the Audio-Visual and Film industry coming from East African countries, Europe and other places around the world, get a unique opportunity to boost their business through trading content, partnership opportunities, networking and more.

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