Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Session on Opportunity Spotting at KFI - Arusha Tanzania

Yesterday was a wonderful day spent with the third year students at the Kilimanjaro Film Institute in Arusha -Tanzania.

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.

Their  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.

Main Topic of the day: Spotting Opportunities and attracting opportunities on your side.

Contribution by 3rd year students at KFI
Personal Branding: Building your story to reach opportunities, self awareness etc.
  • Building a community around you and your work.
  • Documenting your digital footprints ( portfolios and  show reels)
  • Time management skills.
  • Searching Skills.
  • Networking
  • The golden rule: The read requirements carefully before you apply.
It was great working with you all at the just concluded Arusha African Film Festival, I can't wait to watch the documentary the you are going to produce. 

Here is a parting quote which I really like after all the experience;


“It's amazing how much you can accomplish when it doesn't matter who gets the credit” - Harry S Truman

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