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Ian Mark Kimanja

Brief Bio
Born to late Mr. Livingstone Kityo and Miss Immaculate Kityo. Ian is the last born and the only boy in the family of six. Ian has had his education and training both in Uganda and oversees.
He is a professional electrical engineer and a trained filmmaker with six years’ experience in professional Television and film industry.
RESPONSILITIES
Producer and Director at film Garage Studios (Uganda / Nairobi)
Current Special Invitation
-Kenya international Film Festival -2011, Research on the Visual arts African Market.
-European Film Market/Berlin International Film Festival-2012, Research on the Visual arts African Market in Europe.
Southbank Centre Arts Festival, Utopia Africa Delegate, London 2012
-Zanzibar Film Festival 2009, 2010 and 2013, hosting workshops
Filmography
Ian started as stage actor/ music artist on school stage at an early age of eight years. Written &Directed stage plays at the age of 16‐17 in both church and school.
Zanzibar Film festival
At the age of 17yrs he was working as runner at his cousin’s Home & Commercial video studio “5west studios” where he become better in music video Story board construction.
2007 vacation holiday, he applied for Maisha Film Training Program where he was taken on to train in film directing.
After the training lab in early 2008 he did his first film project. This short film “SHOMILU” went ahead to win a short film award at Europ Africa film festival. Shomilu was a film about female circumcision, with shomilu flagging his talent out there; he was invited for training workshops in Germany, Northern Ireland, South Africa and in Asia.
Late 2008 after a training program in documentary making he did his first documentary film, “BE GREAT WRITER”. Exploring a young woman’s life from a poor background with a dream of being a writer.
And then in December 2008 he was called back at 5west studios (Currently based in Boston USA) to directed a romantic short film “Jescalioty”.
Early 2009 his comic short film script about a pregnant woman was selected for a Maisha Film lab screenwriting training resident program in Zanzibar.
This same year IAN did on line Movie business/Marketing. Which led to establishing of his tv & film marketing company, got his first marketing project, the most famous Ugandan movie. “IMANI”.
The film screened to more than 28 international film festivals. Including Berlin International film festival in early 2010. The film has now won 10 international film festivals.
2012 Produced students film under the project Students’ film exchange program, where worked with various institutions around the world such Harvard University and others.
In 2011-2013 Ian was a Ground- Producer for DSTV (Mnet Africa) Doc series, The HISTORY OF AFRICAN CINEMA…The show was filmed all over Africa and interviewed Africa’s best known FilmMakers such Mira Nair (Co-founder Maisha Film Lab ) and Many others.
In the recent years Ian Mark Kimanje has produced content for European Union both Uganda and the Main office in Brussels, For United Nations, and interviewing high profile people such as Hellen Clack.
2012-2015 Contracted Video Content Producers for Heineken beer In East African Region.
Screenwriting lab Zanzibar 2009 Students film exchange program
2013-2015 Ground producer of Technology App internet short films for Facebook (USA) in East Africa.
Currently Ian is the producer behind Kampala City Authority Historical Doc-Drama Film, set to profile the kampala city from 1900-2015. (Kampala My City)
CREDITED PROJECTS
-HOW WILL I TAKE ADRINK, -5minutes,- Runner (MAISHA Short),
-SHOMILU – 60seconds,- producer, writer, director & actor
-Jescalioty, – 18minutes,-producer, screenplay, director.
-Estranged, – 10minutes,-production manager
-When shadows cry, – 22minutes (Maisha short),- Director
-Stake in our Feature, -15mins(TV Doc),-Assis director, sound editor
-Fallen kingdom, (TV drama), – Music & sound editor.
-Be great writer, -15minutes (Doc), producer, writer, director & Cameraman
-Home we go, – 15minutes (TV Doc), assistant director.
-IMANI, -83minutes (Feature film), head of PR & Marketing
-Red swagger….Television entertainment series—Produce & Director.
-Muzungu….Harvad Univesity (USA) Students Short Film..Associate producer
-Visionary Art at work,. European Union….Producer and director. 2012
-God of My Eyes…..Producer and director,…2013
-History of African Cinema ….. DSTV / Mnet South Africa – 2013
-Technology Apps Facebook…..Producer and Director-2014
Accolades
I Berlin international film festival. V Amakula international film festival
II Zanzibar international film festival VI Kenya International film festival.
III Europ-Uganda film festival,
IV Durban international film festival.
Viewing link, www.youtub.com/shomilu or Thekimanje
Active Member, www. Visualstorynetwork .com and www.ArterialNetwork Africa.org
www.facebook.com/ Ian mark kimanje, www.filmgaragestudios.org

Profile
IAN MARK KIMANJE
Born on, 06-01-1987
Marital status, single
Nationality, Ugandan
Contact address 256 775 47 18 37
256 704 47 18 49
Email ianmarx2004@yahoo.com
Physical residence : Gayaza, mpererwe
Kampala, Uganda.
Work contacts : 256 (0) 704 47 18 49
trutrifilms@aol.com
Plot 201, makerere
hill road.
# 5443, Kampala
(Uganda)

1 comment… add one
  • Thanks ..Maisha..For profiling me….

    This is a very good step forward for all Maisha alumni and the film industry in East Africa.

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