Call for Applications: SEMA Stories from Our Cities Film Workshop in Kwale

Greetings Filmmakers of Kwale!

Are you passionate about storytelling through film? Do you want to amplify the voices and narratives of your community? If so, then we invite you to apply for the SEMA Stories from Our Cities Film Workshop in Kwale!

SEMA, which means “speak out” in Swahili, is an initiative dedicated to empowering local storytellers to share their perspectives through the powerful medium of film. Our goal is to provide a platform for diverse voices from across Kwale to be heard, celebrated, and shared with the world.

The workshop will offer participants a unique opportunity to:

  • Learn from experienced filmmakers: Gain insights, techniques, and practical skills from seasoned professionals in the field of filmmaking.
  • Develop your storytelling abilities: Hone your ability to craft compelling narratives that reflect the richness and diversity of Kwale’s communities.
  • Hands-on training: Get practical experience in all aspects of filmmaking, from scriptwriting and directing to cinematography and editing.
  • Collaborate with fellow filmmakers: Connect with like-minded individuals, share ideas, and collaborate on projects that reflect the unique stories of Kwale.
  • Showcase your work: Have the chance to showcase your films to a wider audience through local screenings and online platforms.

Requirements for participation:

Passion for storytelling: We are looking for individuals who are passionate about sharing the stories of their communities.

Basic knowledge of filmmaking: While prior experience in filmmaking is not required, a basic understanding of the filmmaking process would be beneficial.

Commitment to the workshop: Participants must be able to commit to the full duration of the workshop.

How to apply:

To apply for the SEMA Stories from Our Cities Film Workshop in Kwale, please submit the following:

  1. Personal statement: Tell us about yourself, your interest in filmmaking, and why you want to participate in the workshop (maximum 300 words).

Sample of work (optional): If you have any previous work in film or storytelling, please provide a link or file for review.

Contact information: Include your name, email address, phone number, and location in Kwale.

Please send your application to: and copy

Don’t miss this incredible opportunity to unleash your creativity, amplify your voice, and make a difference through film. Join us in telling the stories of Kwale and let your voice be heard!

We look forward to receiving your applications!