MAKING film in Kenya

Team up and create your own Short Film

The Program

Within the MAKING segment of the SOME FINE DAY Pix film program, upcoming filmmakers from Kenya get the opportunity to develop, produce and distribute their own fiction short film.

MAKING offers selected participants in twelve film departments the opportunity to receive tuition and mentorship over several months. After the training the filmmakers team up across departments, pitch their short film project to a jury and receive a financial stipend to produce their own short film.

Filmmakers can choose to apply for one of the following classes:

  • Scriptwriting
  • Directing
  • Producing
  • Cinematography
  • Editing
  • Location Management
  • Assistant Directing
  • Costume Design
  • Make-Up Artists
  • Production Design
  • Sound Design
  • Film Music
  • Accounting

Please check our Terms & Conditions for additional information!

Departments

  • Sound Design

    date: 18.Oct. - 09.Nov. 2021

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    This workshop covers it all: Recording Sound on Location as well as Audio Post including Dialog, Sound Design, Music and Final Mixing! During 8 workshop sessions Nairobi-based Music Producer and Sound Engineer Eric Musyoka will share his extensive knowledge with you both online and in person!

    Apply Now For Sound Design
  • Accounting

    04. Oct 2021 - 29. Oct 2021

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    Application open: 23. Aug 2021

    Deadline: 24. Sep 2021

  • Assistant Directing

    new application opens in 2022

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    Without an AD – no film! Full stop. An assistant director (or 1st AD) handles the logistics of running the set during production. They are the liaison between the director and the rest of the crew. They create and manage the shooting schedule and shot lists, coordinating with all department heads.

    Selected participants will receive tuition and mentorship in being the AD on a short film set as well as insights into how the film business works.

    Mentor: Sherard Jayasuriya

    Application opens 2022

  • Cinematography

    new application opens in 2022

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    The cinematographer of a film is not just a person operating a camera. The role of a cinematographer combines technical know-how, artistic skills and an understanding of how a storys narrative can be composed by images. Cinematography participants apply be demonstrating excactly that.

    Selected participants will receive tuition and mentorship in being the cinematographer of a short film as well as insights into how the film business works.

    Mentor: Jutta Pohlmann

    Application opens 2022

  • Costume Design

    new application opens in 2022

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    They research, they purchase, they sew and they design… Costume Designers are reflecting the protagonists personality through their wardrobe – scene by scene. Show us your passion for this challenging and creative job.

    Selected participants will receive tuition and mentorship in being the costume designer of a short film crew as well as insights into how the film business works.

    Mentor: Ulé Barcelos

    Application opens 2022

  • Directing

    new application opens in 2022

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    Show us your unique creative talent, endurance to complete a project and ability to lead a team. Selected participants will receive tuition and mentorship in how to bring a script to screen, to prepare for production and delivery. During the course of the program, the directors will be introduced to the participants of the scriptwriting program and their short film scripts. Every participant is encouraged to team up with fellow participants of other disciplines and form a team to develop the short films further. Subsequently the teams present their short film projects to a distinguished jury, which will select three teams, each of which will be awarded with financial support of KES 2.000.000 to produce their respective short film.

    Mentor: Ali Samadi Ahadi

    Application opens 2022

  • Editing

    new application opens in 2022

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    The role of an film editor is essential: It combines technical know-how, narrative skills and artistic understanding. Editing participants apply by illustrating how diverse the job of an film editor is.

    Selected participants will receive tuition and mentorship in being the editor of a fiction short film as well as insights into how the film business works.

    Mentor: Richard Marizy

    Application opens 2022

  • Film Music

    04. Oct 2021 - 17. Dec 2021

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    Application open: 23. Aug 2021

    Deadline: 24. Sep 2021

  • Location Management

    new application opens in 2022

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    Location Management is one of the most challenging, fun and diverse departments in filmmaking. And it’s certainly not just about permits, sign posting and running tea & coffee. Location Manager and Scouts must have it all: a creative mind, organisational talent and people skills. By applying show us your love for the job and why you’ve choosen to use your talents to make films.

    Selected participants will receive tuition and mentorship in being the location manager of a short film set as well as insights into how the film business works.

    Mentors: Robert Umija & Alex Quennell

    Application opens 2022

  • Make-up

    new application opens in 2022

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    What does it need to be the lead make-up artist on a film set? Artistic skills surely, but organisational skills too! How do I read a script and a shooting schedule? How do I create a character? Whom do I speak to and when? During 6 online sessions we will walk you through the entire spectrum of the fantastic job that is being the lead Make-up artist on a film set.

    Selected participants will receive tuition and mentorship in being the head of the Make-up department of a film crew as well as insights into how the film business works.

    Mentor: Nicole Durovic

    Application opens 2022

  • Producing

    new application opens in 2022

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    Producing participants apply by illustrating the various roles a film producer has to play during the preparation, filming and post-production as well as the industry at large. Selected participants will receive tuition and mentorship in producing a short film as well as insights into how the film business works.

    Mentor: Tendeka Matatu

    Application opens 2022

  • Production Design

    new application opens in 2022

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    Production Design is one of the most fascinating, crucial and challenging departments on a film production. Production designers create the world around a storys protagonists. They must be creative, adaptive and able to think out of the box. Apply by telling us what fascinates you most about the job of a Production Designer and why you love doing what you do.

    Selected participants will receive tuition and mentorship in being the production designer of a short film as well as insights into how the film business works.

    Mentor: Shailaja Sharma

    Application opens 2022

  • Scriptwriting

    new application opens in 2022

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    Scriptwriting participants apply with a short film project, which they want to develop further. Selected participants will receive tuition and mentorship to bring their short film projects ready for production. During the course of the program, the scriptwriters will present their short film scripts to fellow participants from other disciplines. Following this pitch, members of various departments form teams to develop the short films further. Subsequently the teams present their short film projects to a distinguished jury, which will select three teams, each of which will be awarded with financial support of KES 2.000.000 to produce their respective short film.

    Mentors: Hawa Essuman & Heinz Hermanns

    Application opens 2022

Recommended steps before you apply

Read the Terms & Conditions

Make sure you can commit! Applicants need to be sure they can commit to the dates of the classes prior to applying, full attendance is one of the terms and conditions of participation.

The Application Process

By clicking on “Apply Now” to the department of your choice you get redirected to the online application form. Read the guidelines within the application form thoroughly.

Along with a completely filled in application form, each applicant is asked to submit additional assignments.

Please note, that the application form has no built in facility to save. The page can be left open and will not time out, but if you close it you will lose your information. It is therefore strongly recommended that you prepare your answers and additional material fully before filling out the online application.

Participants will be selected at the sole discretion of the SOME FINE DAY Pix Program. Applicants will receive feedback on their applications by E-Mail.

Please add making@somefinedaypix.org to your secure contacts to prevent failures in delivery.