The annual Lola Kenya Screen audio-visual festival lines up a series of interactive activities, bringing together under one roof, youthful movie buffs and a team of established film-makers.With more than 32 films produced, Lola Kenya Screen has been promoting films for children. Day-long forums are among highlights of this showcase.

Participants are annually drawn from independent TV, film and video production firms drawn from different African countries and overseas.This event provides a platform for film-making experts to facilitate hands-on, practical, learn-as-you- practice, self-development and mentor ship programs tailor-made for school-going children and youths.

A series of workshops are organized to initiate young, enthusiastic teens and youths into basic film-making and production tips. They also get the opportunity to watch films made by their peers. Lola Kenya Screen productions further focus on social issues such as caring for the environment, exploring and nurturing children's talent as well as the benefits and threats of technological awareness advancement.

Other core objectives are to identify, tap into and nurture budding talent within context and presentation of creative and cultural activities. Community mobile cinema screenings held on regular basis, have over the past couple of years, offered dwellers in Nairobi's Kibera and Mathare informal settlements, a chance to watch films made by children and youth.

Some of the films screened in the past include Passion for the Environment, Little Knowledge is Dangerous, House of Talent, Santos the Survivor, The Unending Adventure, Brother..Brother [The Quiet Katoto] and Facebook Era among others.

Typical screening sessions are then complemented by random discussions, with insights shared aimed at fostering movie production ideas and skills with a view to nurture the shaping of a vibrant indigenous film-making sector.

This year marks 10 years since the 'movies-for-children' programs were initiated. A series of activities to mark the achievement have been lined up before the annual children's films festival expected to take centre stage later in the year.