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The screenwriting program focuses on the basics of screenwriting & production of four shorts.
The Documentary Lab focuses on exploring non-fiction forms and developing technical production skills.
This program aims to empower the young generation through film education, to develop a film culture for young people.

Welcome to Maisha Film Lab

What do Lupita Nyong’o, Ritesh Batra, Zippy Kimundu, Joel Karekezi and Kivu Ruhorahoza have in common?

 

All of them started at Maisha Film Lab — a non-profit training program for emerging East African filmmakers.

 

Maisha operates hands-on intensives in screenwriting, directing, producing, cinematography, editing, sound recording, and acting, along with mentorship from leaders in the industry and prominent Maisha alumni. Maisha operates labs in Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, and Rwanda.

 

Through out our journey, Maisha film lab has partnered with many different organizations based in Africa, Europe and the USA.

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During the Maisha Youth & Film boot camp for script writing, members of our Kampala youth film club are trained. At the end of the week two scripts out of the six are selected and will go into production for two short films.
About Maisha

Maisha (which means ‘life’ in Kiswahili) is a non-profit training initiative for emerging East African filmmakers. We provide hands-on intensives in screenwriting, directing, producing, cinematography, editing, sound recording, and acting.