kwetu film institute

KWETU is the home that brings value to our faces, voices and future film prospects through the dynamic of the creative force.


The KWETU Film Institute (KFI) is a center of academic excellence for exploring new kinds of communication, cultural expression, and regional civic engagement, through cinematic education and training, including programs in film, television and mobile, as well as supporting programs in the performing arts. KFI provide East Africa with a holistic, sustainable and internationally recognized media training facility.

During the next five years, KFI expects to enroll approximately two thousand students who will be exposed to all the important aspects of cinematic media creation. With practitioner instructors, experts in various fields of media, KFI will offer professional, hands on media training programs founded upon on solid academic criterion.

The training is aimed at professionalizing the craft of filmmaking. This will be actualized by providing instructions to filmmaking students in various departments by professional filmmakers, as well as the realization of a quality short film as an on the job training that conveys filmmaking in practice.

KWETU Film Institute hands-on training enables the participants to learn how to make a film on their own and enhances their cinematographic and creative know-how.
We at KWETU look life a little differently than most people. We see moments captured through the lens of a camera and the glow of a spotlight. We watch people in moments of desire, love, pain, sorrow and hope…’

If you want to be part of our team, if you have the heart and determination to put yourself out there and expose your passion, we welcome you! Turn your passion for films into a career.

KWETU Film Institute invites applications to three-months training course in digital filmmaking.

The next intake course commences by on 17th September 2012 and will be taught by industry professionals.
We offer the following departments of study

Camera, Editing, Acting, Script writing, Sound, Light, Directing and production.
Express your unique talents and creativity at the
KWETU Film Institute!

Why train at the KWETU Film Institute?
Individual training with qualified mentors, both visiting and local
Quality hands on training with flexible timings
The school is accredited by Rwanda ministry of education.
It’s one of its kinds in east and Central Africa.
We offer scholarship opportunities to deserving needy students.

The trainee graduate with relevant government grade test certificates.
“Building your career is our goal”

How to apply,

Click here to download application form and send it to our email address indicated below
Registration Fees: 20.000Rwf (40$)
Tuition Fees: 300.000Rwf (500$)

NB: Applicant must have a strong interest in building a career in film industry.


KFI in collaboration with the Rwanda Cinema Centre invites applications to three months scholarship in digital filmmaking. Five successful candidates will be enrolled during our next intake scheduled for September, 2012.

How to Apply

Submit a complete application in English, including a script and a story line. The application is individual and we cannot accept team applications. The script should be professionally written, correct format. Use of celtx software is highly advised and should be approximately 15 minutes long.

Application deadline

All applications must reach us by 31st August, 2012 following which the successful candidates will be notified by 10th September, 2012. Please include your full time telephone contacts. Basic knowledge in TV and Video production will be an added advantage.

The training will be conducted in English and Ladies are highly encouraged to apply.
All application should be sent to Alternatively, you can drop your application to our offices, Estate 2020 Gaculiro, Benjamina Street Opposite #18

You may circulate this information to your fellow colleagues or friends interested in media industry that would benefit from this course.

NB: The selection is by merit and only deserving students will access the scholarships.

For more information call 0722306480, 0785217946

Click here to download the application form


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