Report by Kevin Kiarie
A country without a documentary is like a family without a photo album--Patricio Guzman
On Thursday 8th August at Shalom House on Ngong Road was a beehive of activity as various filmmakers joined together for the prelaunch of Docubox website. Docubox is a website for a film fund for documentaries, an idea by Judy Kibinge, a renowned film and documentary director.
Docubox will provide a platform for documentary filmmakers from the East African region to showcase their scripts with unique and compelling stories that will appeal through trans-national lines. After submission, a panel of judge s will go through the scripts and grant will be given to the stories they believe are worth to be told.
Apart from the grant, interested filmmakers will be trained by international filmmakers on documentary filmmaking and production.
The goal of Docubox is to encourage filmmakers to continue making documentaries and telling the untold stories.
Hot Sun Foundation encouraged the idea and the student and trainers have already started compiling great stories to submit to docubox. It doesn’t come easy my fellow filmmakers let us all work hard. If you really want something and you have passion for it, spend quality time on it.
Trainees set up to cover the event.
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