The government has promised to train content creators to enable them produce films using mobile phones at the expense of expensive equipment considered unaffordable to many.
Speaking during the 5th edition ceremony of ‘My Kenya, My story’ held at the Kenya National Threatre, government spokesperson Cyrus Oguna hinted the move will connect creators to global producers interested in content creation.
On his part, the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Kenya Film Commission Mr. Timothy Wase applauded a section of the creators already using mobile phones.
He noted that the Commission received 116 submissions of films captured using mobile phones during a recent award ceremony. The winner, William Ogega, pocketed 200,000 Ksh.
Also in attendance was the Chief Administrative Secretary at the Ministry of ICT, Maureen Mbaka, who insisted that the state has taken deliberate measures to improve ICT infrastructure to support film producers.
“ The ministry has recently officiated the landing of the PEACE Submarine Cables In Mombasa- a Submarine fiber optic cable which will bring faster and more communication services connecting Africa, Europe, and Asia thus reducing existing communication delays between the continents,” Said CAS Maureen.