KinoNamia festival taking place next weekend

10 Aug 2017 08:00am
WINDHOEK, 10 AUG (NAMPA) - Local film lovers will have the opportunity to shoot and produce short films in and around the capital when the KinoNamia festival takes place next weekend.
The three-day filmmaker festival will see a community of amateurs and professional script writers, actors, directors, filmmakers and musicians, among other creative minds, come together to produce non-competitive, no-budget short films under pressure. Films should be drafted, shot and edited within 48 hours. It will then be presented at a public screening.
A media statement issued on Wednesday by KinoNamia organiser, Hannah Lesch said this will be the first time such an event takes place in Namibia.
It is organised by the Namibia Film Commission in conjunction with the Goethe-Institut, Namibian Broadcasting Corporation and Cramer Café, and starts at the Goethe-Institut on Saturday, 19 August.
The festival is open to the public and will provide a networking platform for professionals, amateurs and people who are fond of cinema.
The ‘Kino’ international movement originated in Canada in 1999 and has since spread to 70 other countries.