Maisha Magic Movies will feature 45 films from Kenya, Uganda, and Tanzania to showcase the East African film industry this month. The films will include dramas, telenovelas, thrillers, and comedies.
Timothy Owase, Chief Executive Officer of the Kenya Film Commission, praised Multichoice for providing a platform for local filmmakers to showcase their talent.
“We are excited to see the great films that have been selected for the festival and will continue to work together to support local talent,” added Owase.
The festival will screen one new film daily to provide viewers in East Africa with fresh content that is both engaging and appealing.
“M-Net is Africa’s most loved storyteller, and we are pleased to share our African stories through movies and film,” Barbara Kambogi, Channel Head for Maisha Magic Movies, stated. Maisha Magic Movies is proud to partner with local producers to provide them with a platform to enrich our audiences’ lives via their ability and artistry by delivering compelling and authentic stories from across the region through their films.”
Kenyan movie directors such as Anthony Owuor, Dr Zippy Okoth, Tevin Kimathi, and Likarion Wainaina have generated numerous possibilities for crew and cast members to demonstrate their abilities within the Kenyan film industry through films such as Contract Love, Amandla, Kaz, and Antisocial.
The channel will feature local talent such as Foi Wambui, Kennedy Kimuli, and Nick Ndeda during the festival.
In addition, fifteen films from Kenya, Uganda, and Tanzania respectively will premiere as part of the overall film festival on Maisha Magic Movies.
The 45 films will bring a current and fresh perspective to the region’s film offerings.
Maisha Magic Movies is available to all DStv packages – Access, Family, Compact, Compact Plus, and Premium on channel 141.