1. Q: I’m an alumni of the One Fine Day Films & Some Fine Day Pix Workshops. Am I entitled to participate again in the Some Fine Day Pix program?
A: Yes, we are looking forward to many familiar faces!
2. Q: What is the difference between LEARNING, MAKING and TALKING?
A: LEARNING is a webinar series, MAKING a mentorship program for filmmakers and TALKING a podcast.
3. Q: Is this program for Kenyans only?
A: The MAKING segment is designed for participants of Kenyan citizenship and permanent residency. However the LEARNING webinars can be attend by film enthusiasts from all over East Africa. And the podcast is aimed for audiences worldwide!
4. Q: Where can I register for webinars and workshops?
A: We are sharing all calls for applications and webinar registrations in the MAKING section of this website. Registration and application forms can also be accessed there. Find and follow us on Instagram (@somefinedaypix) for announcements of new openings.
5. Q: Where do the LEARNING webinars take place?
A: The webinars are hosted on Zoom or ATINGI. All relevant information on how to attend can be found in the respective registration form on our website. To attend via ZOOM, one needs an account registered in a country of the East Afrcan region. To attend the webinars on ATINGI one must register an account first. You will then be enrolled by our team. Please visit our LEARNING page for further information.
6. Q: The LEARNING webinars are live sessions. Does this mean there won’t be a recording provided afterwards?
A: Yes, the webinars are designed to be live sessions. So always keep an eye out for our next events by following our Social Media channels and clear your schedule accordingly.
7. Q: Is there a participation fee for your events?
A: All events of the Some Fine Day Pix Program are free of charge, in return full and active participation and attendance is expected.
8. Q: Which departments are you training within the MAKING program?
A: We are training Scriptwriters, Directors, Producers, Cinematographers, Editors, Production Designers, Assistant Directors, Costume Designers, Make-up Artists, Location Manager, Sound Designers, Film Musicians and Accountants.
9. Q: How much time does participation in the MAKING program take per week?
A: Expect to clear your schedule for weekly meetings of about 4 hours. The exact timing of the appointments will be arranged in accordance with your mentor(s). You will be requested to do homework between the sessions.
10. Q: Where do the MAKING meetings take place?
A: The meetings are happening online. We will set up a course room for each department on ATINGI.
11. Q: Can I apply for more than one department within the MAKING program?
A: You can apply for more than one department, but you can not participate in more than one workshop at the same time.
12. Q: How does the team building work?
A: Scriptwriters apply with a short film idea they want to develope further. After some time they are introduced to the directing and producing participants. Those three departments are then encouraged to form one team per project to develop the short films further. Later one the teams introduce their projects to participants from the various other departments which can also join a team – this step is however not mandatory to be eligible to pitch.
13. Q: What happens if I don’t find a team to join?
A: Some Fine Day Pix initiates, moderates and accompanies the team building process. However the administrational team is not responsible for its successfull outcome. Participanting in the Some Fine Day Pix workshops does not guarantee a participation in the pitch. That means, only teams which find themselves organically will make it to the final step of the program. Please note, dealing with demanding situations and challenging team dynamics is part of the training process.
14. Q: Who can pitch?
A: Only film teams out of the Some Fine Day Pix program are eligible to pitch. The pitching team members must have attended the scriptwriting, directing and producing class beforehand. Members of the other departments are very much invited to join the three core team members during the pitching session.
15. Q: Is Some Fine Day Pix producing the short film?
A: No, you and your team are the maker and owner of your film. Which means you and your team take on full responsibility for every step of production until timely completion of your short film project.
16. Q: Is there a deadline for the completion of the short film?
A: Yes, following your successful pitch you have 9 month to complete your short film.
17. Q: Is the production grant of 2 million KSH tied to conditions?
A: The grant will be paid out in instalments, which you need to account for before you receive the next tranche. The financial support is tied to the production of the short film and will have to be spent under the guidelines of the German public procurement law. The selected teams will receive a comprehensive instruction of these guidelines.
18. Q: My film – My rights?
A: Yes! Some Fine Day Pix holds no rights on your short film. Your film, your rights, your responsibility.
19. Q: Is Some Fine Day Pix involved in the distribution of the short film?
A: There will be interesting webinars on the topics of festivals, distribution and sales. However it’s your pleasure to take your short film out to the world. Obviously we are only a phone call away and happy to support you if you wish so.
20. Q: I’m an actor – can I star in your films?
A: Some Fine Day Pix is not a production company but a training initiative. We are not conducting any castings, beacuse we are not producing any films. But we will make sure to share announcements of casting calls on our Social Media when they come to our attention.