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MoFORCE Training for Television and Film - Nairobi, Kenya

Since 1998, The Mohamed Amin Foundation’s Training Centre, called MoFORCE Training for Television & Film, has provided outstanding training in the fields of television journalism, film style documentary, television drama and short film in Kenya. By using dynamic unique coursework and international experts in it’s training, the students and their projects have won international awards and gained international exposure and acclaim. Everyone who has come in contact with The Foundation or its students, the MoFORCE, has spoken very highly of their work. They notice the professional quality level, the enthusiasm and recognize the need for this project in Africa.

MoFORCE Training for Television and Film employs a broad-based, hands-on and outcomes based curriculum, designed to deliver an international level of professional skills and techniques in broadcast video / film production. Class size is kept small for optimum training result. Team building, leadership and critical thinking are emphasised. Personal skills like accountability, teamwork, budgeting, professional conduct and pursuit of excellence are taught, groomed and nurtured.

Major Productions and Awards

Major Outside Productions to date 1999- 2009

  • 10 Days Live Event News Coverage – Zanzibar International Film Festival (1999)
  • Safari Sevens Rugby Tournament – broadcast Super Sport International (1999)
  • The Bite - A half hour television drama – Puppets Against Corruption (2001), broadcast Finland
  • Heart & Soul – 6 part Television Drama Series, broadcast to 21 countries (2002)
  • Africa Animated – Sound design, recording, post production of animations for UNESCO(2004-2006)
  • Nairobi Marathon 2004 (10 camera shoot) broadcast on Super Sport International
  • HATUA, National TV Talk show 2006-2009 (7-camera studio shoot; live audience/host show)
  • Polar meets Solar - 11th annual Tri- lateral Student Cultural and Film Workshop(Kenya/Finland/India)

MOFORCE Awards to date

  • 2 Bronze Awards - The Man Who Moved the World - Kenya Marketing Awards (1998)
  • Silver Dhow - Mo’s Dream is Alive – Best TV Documentary Short, Zanzibar International Film Festival (1998-1999)
  • Final Judging Round – My Nairobi – Short Film, Tampere International Film Festival, Finland 2000
  • Best Sound - The DEPOT – ANIWA Film Festival, Ghana (2001)
  • Finalist nomination – Small World – oneminutes Film Festival, Amsterdam (2002)
  • Technical Excellence Award – Heart & Soul – Africa Cineweek, Kenya (2002)
  • Special Jury Award Documentary – Polar meets Solar – ANIWA Film Festival, Ghana (2003)
  • CNN Africa Journalist of the Year Award, Peter Murimi, MoFORCE 4(2001) – Walk to Womanhood – Johannesburg, South Africa (2004)
  • Best Student Director, Ken Kaigua – One Country, One Game – Africa Cineweek, Kenya (2004)
  • Best Student Technical Production (Sarah Thiriku, Samira Ahmed, Caleb Kaminju) - Daydream - Africa Cineweek, Kenya (2004)
  • Best Editing Samira Ahmed - Daydream – Africa Cineweek, Kenya (2004)
  • Finalist Berlin Film Festival Talent Campus, Ken Kaigua – One Country, One Game – Berlin (2005) (Programme is currently being aired on the History Channel in Africa and Europe)
  • Winner of the Golden Impala for Best Eastern African Short Film – Makda Tesfaladet with MoFORCE 9 - Acquitted – Amakula Kampala International Film Festival, Uganda (2007)
  • 1st Jury Commendation – Brian Kyallo with MoFORCE 9 – Boulevard of Broken Dreams – Amakula Kampala International Film Festival, Uganda (2007)
  • Best Student Short Film – MoFORCE 8 Advanced – The Chase (a Polar meets Solar Student Cultural Exchange project between MoFORCE Kenya, STADIA Finland and FTII India) – Directed by Shraddah Passi ( FTII) – Kenya International Film Festival, Nairobi, Kenya (2007)
  • Best Student Documentary – Toni Kamau with MoFORCE 9 Advanced – Change Makers – Kenya International Film Festival, Nairobi,Kenya ( 2007)
  • Nominated for the World Short Film Award 2008 – Makda Tesfaladet with MoFORCE 9 (2001) – Acquitted – World Short film Award (2008)
  • Best Student Film – Edvine Maloba with MoFORCE 10 – She was a Good Woman – Kenya International Film Festival, Nairobi, Kenya (2008)
  • Best Student Film – MoFORCE Advanced 10 – Salim (a Polar meets Solar Student Cultural Exchange project between MoFORCE Kenya, STADIA Finland and FTII India) – Directed by Thathgatha Singha (FTII) – Kenya International Film Festival, Nairobi, Kenya (2009)

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