October 23, 2020
Need an “in” to the Industry? Dedza Films wants to help.
It’s hard to emerge as a visionary new filmmaker when the world is shut down. In April 2020, 20-year-old filmmaker Kate Gondwe looked at the encroaching pandemic and knew it was time for her to act.
Her brainchild? Foster diversity, build community, and cultivate the next wave of young filmmakers in the face of a global shutdown.
That was the start of Dedza Films, a distribution company led by emerging filmmakers that focuses on shorts. This week, Dedza Films and Kino Lorber announced they will be partnering on a distribution incubator-type initiative for short filmmakers.
“We believe short films should be met with support to further propel the artist,” explained Gondwe to No Film School.