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Matt Bish

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After film school in Amsterdam, where I majored in Directing at the School of Audio Engineering and Film Academy, I briefly worked for Sony England at the International Broadcasting Convention, IBC in Amsterdam RAI for two years (2003-2004) where I exhibited their newest cameras to the world including their first High Definition Cameras. I went Read More

Lukasz Konopa

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Lukasz Konopa graduated from the National Film and Television School in the UK (MA Documentary Direction). Before that, he attended the Katowice Film and Television School in Poland. His films have played at numerous festivals around the world, such as, Hot Docs, Clermont-Ferrand, Camerimage, SXSW, and most recently, the Chicago International. In 2013, his short Read More

Meena Nanji

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Meena Nanji is an award-winning filmmaker who has produced, written and directed independent documentaries and experimental videos. Her first feature documentary, View From A Grain of Sand (2006), about the last 30 years of women’s rights in Afghanistan, won several awards at international film festivals and was broadcast on television internationally. Meena is a recipient Read More

My Prison Diary

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Patricia Olwoch Country : Uganda Genre: Documentary Time: 8 mins My Prison Diary’ is an Essay documentary is a story about the displacement of a people, and more specifically the journey of a young Ugandan woman who has grown up in exile looking for a place to call home. She finds solace through communicating with Read More

Created in the Image of God

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Director : James King Bagyenzi Country : Uganda Genre: Documentary Time: 9 mins Created in Gods Image is set against the backdrop of the severance of an intimate and joyous family relationship between an only brother (narrator) and his sister (Maria). Their relationship is torn apart by schizophrenia. The onset of the disease results in Read More

Kenya Screenwriting Day 8

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Day 8 , final script reading ,announcement of the winning script, award ceremony , certificates and signing of Maisha Board

Kenya Screenwriting Lab Day 3

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Kenya Screenwriting Lab 1

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Matthew Bell

Matthew Bell

Matthew Bell is an award-winning writer, director and Cinematographer based in Los Angeles, California. He earned a BA in English and Economics at Georgetown University in Washington, DC, where he excelled as a playwright and additionally worked at CNN’s Washington Bureau as a researcher and Associate Producer for the network’s long-form documentary program, CNN Presents. Read More

Kivu Ruhorahoza

Kivu Ruhorahoza

Kivu Ruhorahoza, 30, is a filmmaker and writer from Rwanda. Kivu’s experimental film work has been featured at the London Tate Modern (part of Olafur Eliasson’s Little Sun project), the Institute of Contemporary Arts in London, at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York and several other prestigious venues across the world. His Read More