Lola Kenya Screen (also known as Lola Kenya Children’s Screen) is a movie festival, skills-development programme and marketing platform for children and youth in eastern Africa.
Lola Kenya Screen is incorporated and licensed as a CHARITY under Section 21 (1) of the Laws of Kenya.
Operating on the principle that the audiovisual media platform must create opportunities for children and youth to define their development holistically, Lola Kenya Screen uses appropriate and readily available technologies to deliver audiovisual media content that complements, enhances, entertains and promotes learning among children and youth in the promotion of literacy, gender equity, independent thought, human rights, environmental responsibility and global health.
The initiative, whose name is derived from the widely spoken African Bantu language meaning watch or see film in Kenya, seeks to cultivate sustainable audiences for cinema, inculcating in people the habit of producing quality films, and watching and marketing audiovisual productions. It focuses on films of all genres and formats.
The main prizes presented by Lola Kenya Screen are the Golden Mboni Award for the best children’s film and the 14-Plus Award for the best youth film.
Lola Kenya Screen showcases movies made by children and youth; made with children and youth; and those made for children and youth. In other words, Lola Kenya Screen accepts films made by both professionals and amateurs that focus on children and youth.
The motto of the festival is Keeping Films for Children and Youth in Focus
Lola Kenya Screen caters to children (6-13 years), youth (14-25 years), and family (25+ years).
Lola Kenya Screen receives films by students, films by children and youth, films with children and youth, experimental films, television series, video games and even creatively packaged music videos. Lola Kenya Screen serves films of all lengths, formats and in all conceivable genres.
Being a charitable organisation that relies on resources from society, Lola Kenya Screen welcomes partnerships and cooperation from individuals and organisations from all over the world.
Lola Kenya Screen
Ngong Road, Ngong Hills
Cell 254 733 703 374, 254 722 486531
P O Box 20775-00100 GPO, Nairobi, Kenya (EA).