Board Conducts a Consultative Forum on the Proposed Films and Stage Plays Regulations in Nairobi Region
The Kenya Film Classification Board (KFCB), on Tuesday 30th May 2023, held consultative discussions with representatives of video show/shops operators, cinema exhibitors & distributors and the Matatu Owners Association, among other stakeholders in the Nairobi region.
The consultative forum, held at the College of Insurance, aimed to collect stakeholders’ input, comments and recommendations on the proposed Films and Stage Plays Regulations and Guidelines.
While speaking at the forum, the Board's Ag. CEO, Christopher Wambua, said that the Government has proposed a 15% reduction in filming fees and charges for local filmmakers, distributors and exhibitors.
Wambua, however, noted that licensing fees for foreign filmmakers will not change.
"The overall objective of the proposed regulations is to align the legal and regulatory framework to developments in the industry as well as to international best practices," Wambua said.
He also indicated that the regulations are meant to spur the film sector by encouraging investment as well as creating more opportunities for local filmmakers to monetize their talents.
Other proposals in the draft regulations include imposing lower examination and classification fees on cinema operators, video shops, and dens with more screens.
A new film rating, PG 13 has also been proposed in an endeavour to bridge the huge rating gap for content meant for children aged between 10 and 16.
The regulations and guidelines can be accessed via: https://kfcb.go.ke/policies.