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#BODCT: Surprise! THIS is today's African consumer

Read up on key insights from the first sessions of Business of Design - Mduduzi Simelane talks about how to enhance the continent's filmmakers, while trend analyst, Nicola Cooper shares a snapshot of today's African consumer. It's probably not who your brand is targeting...

By Leigh Andrews 11 Oct 2017

African Union member states endorse the draft statute of the African Audiovisual and Cinema Commission (AACC) to boost the African cinema industry.
Africa's film industry gets a boost

Structures endorsed by the African Union have been finalised to promote the audiovisual and cinema industry in Africa which accounts for US$5 billion in continental GDP...

20 Sep 2017

African music producers stake claim with DISCORE
African music producers stake claim with DISCORE

DISCOP has announced a new programme, DISCORE, that will bring the world of African music production closer to the film, television, digital content markets...

18 Sep 2017

Black Rose
Young African filmmaking talent showcased at festival

Africa in Motion announces finalists for its Short Film competition which takes place in Scotland...

13 Sep 2017

Lessons for production crews filming in Africa
Lessons for production crews filming in Africa

Africa travel on the fly is not an option for production crews shooting in Africa and preparation and planning is key...

31 Aug 2017

Call for animation content for FupiToons Festival
Call for animation content for FupiToons Festival

African Animation Network and Ster-Kinekor Cinema Nouveau have partnered to launch the FupiToons Festival...

31 Aug 2017

Africa's best documentaries are available to stream
Africa's best documentaries are available to stream

In an African first, AfriDocs Anytime is now available as a free streaming platform on www.afridocs.net with a catalogue that includes nearly 40 films available for viewing at any time...

16 Aug 2017

Film scoops two prestigious awards at FESPACO
Film scoops two prestigious awards at FESPACO

Rwandan short film scoops two prestigious awards at the Pan African Film and Television Festival of Ouagadougou (FESPACO)…

By Moses Opobo 8 Mar 2017

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African film content classification and online child protection

Kenyan Film Classification Board conducts reciprocal visit to South Africa...

23 Aug 2016

African Audiovisual and Cinema Commission established
African Audiovisual and Cinema Commission established

The African Audiovisual and Cinema Commission (AACC) will be responsible for the promotion of the rapid development of the African audiovisual and cinema industry...

23 Jun 2016

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5 African freelancing startups to watch

Tech startups are looking to make freelance work an efficient and lucrative reality for Africa's work-seekers...

By Gabriella Mulligan 20 May 2016

African Film Festival 2016 to screen 70 films in Tarifa and Tangiers
African Film Festival 2016 to screen 70 films in Tarifa and Tangiers

From 26 May to 4 June 2016, the African Film Festival - FCAT 2016 - will set up a bridge for dialogue between the Spanish and Moroccan shores of the Strait of Gibraltar...

16 May 2016

Luxor African Film Festival winners
Luxor African Film Festival winners

16-24 March 2014 saw the third edition of the Luxor African Film Festival take place in Luxor, Egypt. Congratulations to all the winners!

27 Mar 2014

Egyptian film nominated for Oscar, unavailable in Egypt
Egyptian film nominated for Oscar, unavailable in Egypt

Egyptian film "The Square", named after the infamous Tahrir Square which has been the centrepoint of anti-government protests over recent years, has been nominated for an Oscar, although the film is not available to watch in Egypt. (video)

By Gabriella Mulligan 3 Mar 2014

African Film Development Foundation calls for country represetatives
African Film Development Foundation calls for country represetatives

The African Film Development Foundation, established in May 2012 in response to the need to promote ventures by Africans in the film industry and support stakeholders and organisations that make the films, seeks country representatives.

21 Jan 2013

Short film competition offers African filmmakers US$100 000
Short film competition offers African filmmakers US$100 000

The Afrinolly Shortfilm Competition, launched late last week, offers budding filmmakers and documentary/animation content creators the opportunity to win prizes in a competition valued at US$100 000.

6 Nov 2012

How to contribute to Bizcommunity, from op-ed pieces to news
How to contribute to Bizcommunity, from op-ed pieces to news

Bizcommunity.com has now expanded its operations into 16 new sectors and will soon venture into another 17, providing a whole new range of target audiences for advertisers. The most critical aspect of this is the quality of content and this is a formal invitation to you to become a recognised contributor on Bizcommunity.

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 3 Oct 2011

Dubai Lynx Festival 2011 dates, new venue
Dubai Lynx Festival 2011 dates, new venue

DUBAI, UAE: The Dubai International Advertising Festival in 2011 will take place over two and a half days, 27- 29 March and the Dubai Lynx Awards, honouring North Africa and the Middle East's best work in advertising and creative communications, will be held on 30 March. Both events will take place for the first time at the Arabian coast resort, the Madinat Jumeirah, in Dubai.

12 Nov 2010

EES wins Cape Town Film Studios contract
EES wins Cape Town Film Studios contract

Electrical Engineering Solutions (EES) has been awarded the contract to project manage the information and communication technology (ICT) infrastructure, from construction to operational service provisioning, for Cape Town Film Studios (CTFS), claimed to be South Africa's first major, Hollywood-style film studio in Cape Town. The R430-million project will be fully operational by the end of 2010.

1 Apr 2010

ACP launches film production support programme

The African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States (ACP) presents the ACP-EU Support Programme for the ACP Cinema and Audiovisual Sector. The Secretariat of the ACP Group of States and the European Union have designed a new support programme for the ACP audiovisual sector, ACP Films (ie. cinema and television). ACP Films is managed by the ACP Secretariat and financed by the 9th European Development Fund (EDF).

25 Apr 2008

CNBC Africa confirms Ormerod resignation

Business TV news network CNBC Africa confirmed the departure of COO Trevor Ormerod to Primedia yesterday,Wednesday, 5 December 2007 in a press statement, also confirming that current head of programming, Gary Alfonso, will be taking over as acting COO until a final decision is made regarding the position.

5 Dec 2007

Issa Sikiti da Silva
Ormerod quits CNBC Africa

CNBC Africa COO Trevor Ormerod is leaving the television business channel to take up a post at Primedia, sources close to the television network told Bizcommunity.com yesterday, Tuesday, 4 December 2007.

By Issa Sikiti da Silva 5 Dec 2007

Music video project for Africa

Pan-African music entertainment network MTV Networks Africa and oil marketer Shell have partnered to boost Africa's contemporary music industry.

22 Nov 2007

PAMRO documents Africa's varied media landscape

Recent country reports from the members of the Pan African Media Research Organisation (PAMRO) shed some light on media in Africa.

5 Nov 2007

IRIN release new film about slum life in Kenya

Integrated Regional Information Networks also known as IRIN has released Slum Survivors, a new film about the lives of Africans living in slums. The film was unveiled mid last week according to the organisation's website.

By Walter Wafula 30 Oct 2007

TCM'S Annual Short Film Competition open for entries

Due to popular demand from filmmakers, Turner Classic Movies (TCM) has, for the first time, opened its annual short film competition entry gates to the African, the Middle Eastern and European industries (EMEA).

21 Jun 2007