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Creative Entrepreneurs Learn Everyday

The Master classes aims are to improve the media landscape in East Africa and to enhance participant’s skills in improving their imaginative skills, business skills and personally enable them brand their business ideas. Our Overall goal at Moving Tanzania is to strengthen documentary making, film, cultural storytelling and other related skills by training those involved in the related creative media industry in East Africa.

The Creative Entrepreneurship (CE) targets practitioners in the creative industry, for example Musicians, Film-makers, Bloggers, Editors, Producers, Actors / Actress, Painters, etc. who are at any level in their industry. This is a platform to learn, share and network with learning opportunities to learn how to start a venture, scale your business or review any practices in your sector.

Once you have an idea you need to develop a marketing strategy on a solid business model. In the process of ideation and planning you can’t miss the 5 P’s namely; Product, Price, People, Promotion and Place. Our main focus is to learn how we can sell our products and also pitch our ideas to potential clients or investors. We also cover extensively on-line and offline promotion and its attributes. After the course each participant leaves with a clear road map of their business identity and wealth of knowledge and skills to compete in different sphere of life.

Our sessions are more practical with a good balance of theory. During the two week training we also host discussion forums on how to receive and give feedback (critique and not criticizing) which many of us are not used to especially when it comes to giving feedback that requires reviews. In the coming lessons we shall looking at budgeting, research on-line and offline, finishing our business models, customer persona, guest speaker and lastly hosting a mini graduation ceremony at our premise where the participants will be presenting their business model to an audience of approximately 25 -30 people which is also part of the challenge.

Our sessions are more practical with a good balance of theory. During the two week training we also host discussion forums on how to receive and give feedback (critique and not criticizing) which many of us are not used to especially when it comes to giving feedback that requires reviews. In the coming lessons we shall look at budgeting, research on-line and offline, finishing our business models, customer persona, invite a guest speaker and lastly is hosting a mini graduation ceremony at our premises where the participants will be presenting their business models to an audience of approximately 25 -30 people which is also part of the Creative Entrepreneurship challenge.

Benefits of joining the course;

  • Participants get to work in groups and also learn other important skill sets for an entrepreneur to excel in mobilizing the required resources for example pitching your ideas to prospective investors or partners.
  • Link with professional coaches who will help you in the process of fine tuning the business idea.
  • Explore your creative world through practical assignments etc.
  •  Have fun while learning with other passionate entrepreneurs.
Participants from Chrisc Tanzania attending the ongoing Creative Entrepreneurship
Participants from Chrisc Tanzania attending the ongoing Creative Entrepreneurship
Fred developing his brand identity (slogan and logo), everyone presents in front of the
Fred developing his brand identity (slogan and logo), everyone presents in front of the class to receive feedback while they learn how to present.
Mr. Sambunguma the director of Sambunguma production presenting his business model at Creative Entrepreneurship class where he is one of the participants.
Mr. Sambunguma the director of Sambunguma production presenting his business model at Creative Entrepreneurship class where he is one of the participants.
Wilson Masaka – Hub Manager / Creative Entrepreneur trainer facilitating a lesson on creativity.
Wilson Masaka – Hub Manager / Creative Entrepreneur trainer facilitating a lesson on creativity.

Creative Media Class; Cinematography and Technical Editing

We congratulate all the participants for finishing the course successfully. We do hope and believe the skills acquired will impact  to your work directly and that of the industry as professionals.

Below is how the last day unfolded on 21st November 2014;

  • Visit to Kili Inc production studio to learn how the process  that involves making of commercial films.
  • Group lunch hosted by us ( KFI) at our office.
  • Screening of the short films developed by Moving Tanzania participants
  • Award of cerficates and photos.

Few days left apply for the next class, Creative Entrepreneurship (CE) which starts on the 1st December 2014. www.kilimanjarofilm.org/Apply

 

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.

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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

First year Students KFI 2014

Introductions
We are happy to host the first year students who will be starting their journey in film making.  The first exercise we did on Monday 1st September 2014  was to get everyone introduce their colleagues in a creative way whereby they learn to present themselves and to be familiar with each other including their trainers. Our students come from different places in Arusha and around the country.

Presentation Exercise
The exercise involved students reading articles from the newspaper and later picking a paragraph which they make a visual story (collage) by cutting the pictures of the magazine, newspaper and drawings. The exercise aims to empower their visual power in making great compositions that tells a story without using words, as you might know a picture speaks more than a thousand words.

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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.

For more please visit our website at www.kilimanjarofilm.org

Submitted by Gibson and edited by Wilson