The Kilimanjaro Film Institute (KFI) is an organization that works to empower and educate youth from challenging backgrounds from Arusha and surrounding communities in the audio-visual production and related fields. We partner with local Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) who work with youth in selecting 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.

KFI provides the highest levels of training in all aspects of audio-visual production: directing, camera, editing, sound, presenting and researching. The Institute also provides training in the vital skills of computers, English, life skills, and entrepreneurship to help our students have a good grasp of the skills they will need to succeed in life. At the present time 87% of our graduate students work in the audio-visual media in Tanzania.

The impact of the Kilimanjaro Film Institute is to help young Tanzanians find employment and raise their standard of living. As such, KFI makes a positive contribute to the reduction of poverty levels among young Tanzanians from challenging background in the Arusha region and Tanzania at large. At the same time, the Tanzanian media landscape will be enhanced, as more and more Tanzanian-made programs on television, Internet and other media will be produced.

In May 2013, The Media Council of Tanzania recognized the outstanding work being done by KFI when it presented KFI with 6 awards for media “Excellence in Journalism Awards Tanzania 2013.” Also, since its inception, KFI has graduated 47 students in media production and about 87% of these graduates securing jobs in media house across Tanzania. In addition, KFI trained a crew of nine students specifically for the production of Tazama Tz! and 90% of these students are now employed in the media houses.

Tazama TZ Season I and II produced by 2nd year KFI students and was broadcasted by National Television TBC1 (Tanzania Broadcast Cooperation). According to Synovate Tanzania a top media research institute with branches all over East Africa, over 2 million people viewed Tazama TZ weekly and about 6 million were aware of the program.

In additional, KFI has worked with both local and international clients in different projects and all of them appreciated the good team that KFI has in production of TV programs and Documentaries.

The Kilimanjaro Film Institute is located just outside Arusha in northern Tanzania. The Institute is on the dirt road towards the famous Moivaro Lodge off the Nairobi Moshi road. While driving on the Nairobi Moshi Road, you branch off at MADUKANI as if going to Moivaro Lodge. About 150 – 200 meter into the dirt road, there is a red gate on the left with the number 15. We are in there. You are welcome!

Mr. Samuel Obae: General Manager
E-mail addresses: sam@kilimanjarofilm.org
Web site: www.kilimanjarofilm.org
Postal Address: P.O. Box 1232, Arusha, Tanzania,

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