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Another successful Kino Namibia festival

New and returning participants make Kino Namibia 2019 fruitful.

The third edition of the Kino Namibia film festival has just concluded and the organisers say it was another one for the books. With 130 participants this year of which 80% are newcomers reflects the growth and essence of the festival to enhance local film enthusiasts.


“This year we tried to take in 200 participants but only managed to collect 130 participants, we also focused on branding our festival with wall banners, pull up banners and other promotional items which had a positive impact. 80% of our participants were newcomers with only a few participants from outside Windhoek,” says Andreas Elifas.

Having started in 2017, Kino Namibia, a platform for directors, actors and editors alike in the film industry is ready for this year’s event. The three-day festival is organized as part of an international movement called KinoKabaret and the main goal is to bring together talents out of the media field – professionals and amateurs – that form groups and produce short local stories within 48 hours. KinoNamibia is a film hub project under The Namibia Film Commission, for international filmmakers to share multiple ideas in a short time.

According to the organisers, this year’s quality of work was the same as that of last year’s.

“This year our participants struggled to create the films as they lacked the equipment to work with, we were however fortunate to have received two cameras from Namibia Film Commission, which were distributed to the more experienced filmmakers. The idea for the festival is to have participants come with their own equipment and share them with the rest of the teams, we also encourage our participants to use simple devices such as phones, because it’s not really about what you have, but what you can do with what you have,” he concluded.

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KINO NAMIBIA FILM FESTIVAL 2019 FILMS LINK IN BIO A big thank you to all the participants who took part in this years film Festival. Without your contribution we would not have had a successful Event. A total of 23 ideas were pitched and 12 were selected. This thing that started as an initiative to boost the filming industry is becoming bigger by the year, It's such a wonderful journey. We hope you got to learn and connect with fellow creatives from around the country and continue to tell your stories. Another big thank you to everyone who helped us promote this festival and made it happen, there is allot involved in creating this platform, from careful planning and working strategically with companies and seeing who provides the best service, to building and maintaining relationships and meeting so many big industry players. The images will be uploaded on our server for you to have access to. ONE AFRICA TV will publish your films during their NAMFLIX Festival. Please note that they will only select the ones that are up to their standards (Aspect Ratio, sound, white balance etc.) The ball is now in your hands to out your films out there. Please make time to view the films that our participants created and fill in our survey form on order for us to improve the Festival. It was a pleasure working and connecting with all of you, please remember to always check that the record button is on before you shoot, and remember that audio is very important in filming. When you record a video with your camera, try to record the audio with your phone, then have the editor bring them together during the editing phase so you have a quality video and have people draw images with the sounds they hear in your videos. (Study: Visual Storytelling and Sound Design, its amazing) Thank you again to all our sponsors who made this event possible. See you next year. Brought to you by Namibia Film Commission FNB Namibia Goethe-Institut Namibia One Africa TV Cramer's Base FM 106.2 Namibia

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The films can be accessed on YouTube.

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