Over 300 entries received for Kenya's inaugural sports film festival

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"Countries that have submitted most entries are Iran, India, USA, Turkey, Russia and members of the European Union but we expect to receive more entries," she said.

Dragan Zupandevac, the Ambassador of Serbia to Kenya said his country has entered two films; one about the nations great success in basketball called 'We Will Be Champions', and the other about a Serbian footballer who became a superstar in Brazil after he was ignored by the national team.

NAIROBI, Aug. 3 (Xinhua) -- Over 60 entries have so far been received for Kenya's inaugural sports film festival to be held in November, officials said on Friday.

Florence Nduta, the festival director, said Kenyans have already submitted nine films whereas the rest are from other parts of the world.

According to organizers, the films must have been produced from 2010 to date, with short films running between 5-20 minutes and feature films between 20 and 120 minutes.

There will be eight category awards and 12 individual awards film with non-English dialogue or text must be submitted with subtitles in English.

The Kenya International Sports Film Festival (KISFF) will run from Nov. 22 to 25 and will feature films from across the globe.

The fete is an initiative of former national cricket team captain, Aasif Karim and aims to use the movies to unify and inspire society.

Kenyan laws demand that all films for public screening must be classified by the Kenya Film Classification Board, therefore all films in the final line-up will have to be classified for public screening.

He said that the festival will create a global awareness that while sports unifies society, film inspires the social order.

"As much as there is a financial angle to promotion of sports in Kenya, there is an even greater far-reaching perspective in that we firmly belief that a healthy nation is a more productive and progressive nation," the former international cricketer said.