Monthly Archives: April 2015

On the Move – EJAT Awards 2014

We congratulate Mr. Harith Jaha for winning one of the Excellence Journalism Award Tanzania 2014 (EJAT 2014). Harith works with Afya radio in Mwanza, he participated in the Moving Tanzania Master classes in 2014. About 959 entries were received by Media Council of Tanzania (MCT) to compete in 21 categories of the 2014 Excellence in Journalism Awards (EJAT).

Here is what he shared on his Facebook wall after winning the award;
“Sijui niseme nini kutokana na furaha niliyo nayo. Huu unakuwa ni mwaka wa tatu mfululizo kuwa nominated katika tuzo kuu za wanahabari Tanzania zinazofahamika kama Excellece in Journalism Awards Tanzania. Ukweli ninafuraha sana kuona juhudi na kazi yangu inaonekana. Tuzo hizi kwa 2014/2015 zitatolewa ijumaa hii 24 Aprill 2015 katika ukumbi wa Mliman city Dar es salam ambapo mgeni rasmi ni makamu wa rais wa Jamhuri ya muungano wa Tanzania Gharib Bilal. Tuombeane dua turudi na tuzo zetu nyumban Mwanza. Mwanza stand up.”

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Harith on the right with a fellow winner
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Harith receiving the award…

More about the awards http://www.mct.or.tz/
Nominated finalist for 2014 EJAT

The Road Map To Becoming An Independent Producer

We are proud to welcome Katinka at KFI she as remained to be a part of our big family. Katinka Wals work with RNTC as the Operations Manager in Almere Stad Area, Netherlands. RNTC is an international training institute based in the Netherlands serving media-professionals, particularly from Africa and Asia. For over 45 years RNTC has been offering focused courses tailored to the needs of (mid-career) media professionals.

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Students working on the golden circle model.

kantika2Kantika has been visiting our institution for the last 2 years to share her wealth of knowledge with the students on becoming independent producers before the students graduate after 2 years intensive training cinematography and technical editing and sound in film making.

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The two weeks intensive focus around starting a venture as an in depend producer, below are the topics that will be covered from 20th April 2015 to 1st May .

  1.  The golden circle
  2. Writing business plan
  3. Planning and budgeting
  4. Negotiation technique and role play
  5. SWOT analysis
  6. Team building and management
  7. Pitching / presentation
  8. Etc…
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Katinka Wals facilitating during the first day introduction was what will be covered during the two weeks.

We wish all the students a successful journey in becoming independent producers who will disrupt the market with new techniques and quality productions that will map Tanzania at the global arena of film making.

Creative Entrepreneurship Registration Deadline 28th April 2015

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Learning Opportunity at Kilimanjaro Film Institute (KFI) in Arusha, Tanzania.
Creative Entrepreneurship Master Class.  We invite the players in the creative industry around East Africa Starting 4th May – 15th May 2015 Registration

Deadline: 28th April 2015
Course fee: Tsh. 100,000 per person approximately Kes. 5,000 only.

  • Please apply through; www.kilimanjarofilm.org/Apply
  • Contact us on: movingtanzania@kilimanjarofilm.org Telephone: +255 684 845 343

Or write / call to wilson@kilimanjarofilm.org Telephone +255 758 559 662. The session will be held at Kilimanjaro Film Institute, Moivaro road in Arusha – Tanzania.

Further references;

Creative Entrepreneurship Crash Course

The World of Work (WOW)

Many graduates aspire to either be employed or start their own ventures and become self employed. There are many entry points to getting your dream job, for example through apprenticeships, pro-Bono assignments, volunteer ship, recommendations, your family business etc. There are no short cuts to perform, it’s either you know what you’re doing and good at it or otherwise.

In the creative entrepreneurship course (crash course) that I facilitated in the 3rd year class at the Kilimanjaro Film Institute based in Arusha, Tanzania, we covered key issues that graduates ought to have in preparation for the world of work (WOW) namely;

  1. Personal Branding and development of Brand Identity.
  2. Business model canvas, Pitching, Presenting and Storytelling.
  3. Question: What’s in your tool box as a freelancer?
  4. Defining different road maps towards getting your dream job.

Below is a list of eight employability skills the working force is looking for in the 21st century and beyond;

  1. Communication skills.
  2. Planning and organizing
  3. Teamwork.
  4.  Problem solving skills.
  5. Self Management.
  6.  Initiative & Enterprise.
  7. Technology.
  8. Infinite Learning

In preparation for the world of work all graduates should ask themselves the biggest question what’s in their toolbox?

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The tool box… What is yours?

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Here the toolbox illustrates your preparedness in the following aspect that contributes to the brand that you would like to create and leave a legacy. The following are sets of items that should be stored in your tool box either you are employed or self employed in any industry;

  • Skills: Mind set versus Skill set.
  •  Knowledge: Your foundation for how things work, trends, best practices, process, product etc.
  • Brand: Position, Value, Unique Selling Point (USP), brand element, Brand narrative etc.
  • Portfolio: Show reel, client list, testimonial etc.

What else? There is more to add to your toolbox, so do your homework and compete in your industry of your choice.

Article written by;
Wilson Masaka
Hub Manager / Trainer Creative Entrepreneurship.