Guide to the National Drama and Film Festival 2024 for Schools and Colleges

The curtains are set to rise as the National Drama and Film Festival 2024 takes center stage, promising a captivating spectacle of talent and creativity. This comprehensive guide is tailored for schools and colleges, providing insights into the festival’s theme, schedule, venues, and the diverse categories that will set the stage ablaze.

Theme: Unlocking Opportunities for Socio-Economic Transformation

This year’s theme, “Unlocking opportunities for socio-economic transformation through drama and film,” underscores the power of the arts in driving positive change. It encourages participants to delve into narratives that inspire social progress and economic empowerment.

Key Dates and Venues

a. National Festival

  • Reporting: 9th April
  • Action: 10th – 17th April
  • State Concert: 18th April
  • Venue: University of Embu/Kangaru School

b. Regional Festivals

  • Group 1 (Eastern, Coast, Western, and Rift Valley): 11th – 17th March
  • Group 2 (Nairobi, Central, Nyanza, and North Eastern): 18th – 24th March

c. County Festivals

  • Group 1 Counties (Completion by 5th March)
  • Group 2 Counties (Completion by 11th March)

Categories and Genres

The festival spans across diverse categories, ensuring inclusivity and representation from all educational levels.

Category A: Early Years Education (pre-primary and lower primary)

  • Pre-primary (PP1 and PP2): Singing games, Solo verse, Choral verse
  • Lower Primary (Grade 1 – 3): Solo verse, Choral verse, Film for early years

Category B: Primary Schools

  • Play, Cultural creative dance, Modern creative dance, Solo verse, Choral verse, Narrative, Solo dance, Film, Special Needs Education (SNE) items

Category C: Secondary Schools

  • Play, Cultural creative dance, Modern creative dance, Solo verse, Choral verse, Spoken Word, Narrative, Film, Dance for VI, PH, and HI, Stand-up comedy, Solo dance, Mime

Category D: Colleges (TTCs, TTIs, and VTCs)

  • Play, Cultural creative dance, Modern creative dance, Solo verse, Choral verse, Spoken word, Narrative, Film, Play in KSL, Dance (SNE), Stand-up comedy, Solo dance, Mime

Category E: Universities

  • Play, Cultural creative dance, Modern creative dance, Solo verse, Choral verse, Spoken word, Narrative, Film, Mime, Stand-up comedy, Solo dance

Category F: Junior Secondary

  • Modern dance, Solo verse, Choral verse

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