How to Register as Filming Agent/Company in Kenya. To register, the applicant has to contact the Kenya Film Classification Board offices. The applicant has to make sure he or she has all the required documents that are required for this process to be successful and it can be found under the “Required Documents” section of this page.
Film is a powerful vehicle for entertainment and education. It grants us the opportunity to reflect on the diverse cultures around us and opinions of society. Over the last two decades, the Film Industry in Kenya has experienced tremendous growth with increased production of content by both local and foreign film companies. Some of the famous films and documentaries produced in Kenya include: the legendary local television series, Vioja Mahakamani; the captivating wildlife documentary, Big Cat Diaries; the inspiring movie, The First Grader; and the relatable and humorous series, Njoro wa Uba among many others.
Procedure to Register as Filming Agent/Company in Kenya
The Kenya Film Classification Board, a state corporation under the Ministry of Sports, Culture and the Arts is mandated by Films and Stage Plays Act Cap 222 of Laws of Kenya to regulate the creation, broadcasting, possession, distribution and exhibition of films in the country with a view to promote national values and morality.
The Films and Stage Plays Act has empowered the Board to:
Regulating the creation, broadcasting, distribution, exhibition and possession of film and broadcast content by:
Classifying TV and radio programmes as stipulated in the Programming Code for free-to-air Radio and TV Services in Kenya
Classifying all non-programme matter, namely commercials, infomercials, documentaries, programme promotions, programme listings, community service announcements and station identifications.
Ensuring that content which depicts, contain scenes or are of the language intended for adult audience are not aired during the watershed period
Giving consumer advise by empowering film and broadcast content consumer with knowledge to make informed choices
Registering and licensing film agents, local and international filmmakers, distributors and exhibitors.
Prescribing and developing guidelines on film and broadcast content regulation in the country.