A New Dawn to Zambian Youth

Kilimanjaro Film Institute-Zambia is an organization that seeks to empower and educate youth from challenging backgrounds in Lusaka and surrounding communities in the audio-visual production and related fields.


The institute is looking at partnering with Local Civil society organizations (CSOs) who work with youth that come from challenging backgrounds. The local partners will play a big role in the selection of our students. Our vision is to have the students create and develop their own way of making films thereby giving them an opportunity to express themselves as well as starting a career in the film industry We are happy to state that we called candidates from various stakeholders and 35 young and energetic youths turned up. The candidates were given tasks in which the team of trainers from Zambia and Tanzania plus the two General Managers took turns in finding out how much they knew about the film making industry and the many dreams they had.

This was done through making them write stories. Pick a story and understand from the newspaper then tell the story and of course one on one interviews to get to understand them. 14 students were selected and the follow up is that Monday the 22nd we will be having another interview and this will target youths from Plan International Zambia. The Zambian team is ready for the launch and opening of the institute which is one of its kinds coming at the time Zambia celebrates the Golden Jubilee.

Submitted by Kilimanjaro Film Institute-Zambia) KFIZ Zambia