Kino Namibia gets N$148 000 boost

31 May 2019 | Art and Entertainment

FirstRand Namibia Foundation Trust wants to help ensure that film, as part of the creative industries, contributes to the national economy and creates opportunities for professional employment development, thus its investment of N$148 000 in the Kino Namibia Film Festival.

Speaking at the 2019 festival launch, trustee of the foundation, Jane Katjavivi, said the festival provides an opportunity for aspiring filmmakers to develop their talents and offers the Namibian public the opportunity to experience new cinematic creations.

“This festival aims to promote diversity in the field of arts and culture, and provide opportunities for newcomers to develop their skills. This festival does not only offer opportunities, but also enables individuals to build partnerships between filmmakers, while creating a space for ideas and stories to develop,” said Katjavivi.

Namibian Film Commission (NFC) executive secretary Florence Haifene added that Kino Namibia is an annual project of the NFC, and is aimed at helping and developing challenged youth, while helping them to express their feelings through film.

“The youth have a chance to expose their local creativeness and bring the Namibian story to the public, by telling authentic African stories,” Haifene explained.

The festival will be a three-day event and is expected to kick off on 24 August at the Goethe Institute. The registration process will take place from 1 July, where interested parties can buy tickets at Cramer's Ice Cream in the Windhoek CBD. The festival encourages all stakeholders to support this process, and help strengthen the film industry.

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