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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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East Africa conference on burgeoning content industry

Broadcast, film and music professional meeting opens next week in Nairobi...

16 Nov 2016

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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

Zuku Bongo Movie awards nominees announced
Zuku Bongo Movie awards nominees announced

Zuku Bongo Movie awards represents the regions best in Directing, Cinematography, Editing, Producing and Acting. The nominations were announced at the Mini ZIFF event on Friday, 12 June in Dar es Salaam and Bagamoyo...

1 Jul 2015

ZIFF 2015 launches European African Film Festival Award
ZIFF 2015 launches European African Film Festival Award

The Zanzibar International Film Festival (ZIFF) will feature an inaugural European African Film Festivals Award, a special prize dedicated to East African filmmakers...

19 Jun 2015

ZIFF offers screenwriting opportunities for East Africa scriptwriters
ZIFF offers screenwriting opportunities for East Africa scriptwriters

Applications are open for entries to Maisha Lab for its Screenwriting Laboratory during the Zanzibar International Film Festival (ZIFF) 2015...

3 Jun 2015

Postive results likely from US-Africa summit says Davies
Postive results likely from US-Africa summit says Davies

South Africa and Africa in general benefitted immensely from the recent US-Africa Leaders' Summit held in Washington last week, Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies said on his return.

13 Aug 2014

Startimes to set up Sh6.9bn Africa hub in Nairobi
Startimes to set up Sh6.9bn Africa hub in Nairobi

StarTimes Media has revealed plans to set up a Sh6.9bn complex in Nairobi, which will serve as its Africa headquarters and a dubbing centre for film and broadcast television...

By Margaret Wahito 15 Jul 2014

Zanzibar International Film Festival 2014 announces lineup
Zanzibar International Film Festival 2014 announces lineup

The 17th edition of the Zanzibar International Film Festival, which kicks off on 14 June 2014, will screen 79 films in the 10-day festival foregrounding films from Africa and the Dhow Countries.

9 Jun 2014

ZIFF celebrates 17th edition, 20 years of SA democracy
ZIFF celebrates 17th edition, 20 years of SA democracy

The Zanzibar International Film Festival (ZIFF) will be celebrating its 17th edition as well as 20 years of democracy in SA on 14 June 2014.

29 May 2014

Submissions open for feature-length Swahili films
Submissions open for feature-length Swahili films

Zuku TV is inviting submissions for feature-length Swahili films for broadcast on Zuku Swahili Movies, described as 'a premium movie channel tailor made for all audiences within the East African region'.

28 Mar 2014

Wolf of WallStreet movie banned by KFCB
Wolf of WallStreet movie banned by KFCB

'The Wolf Of WallStreet' movie has been banned by the Kenya Film Classification Board (KFCB) due to "explicit sexual content, profanity and abuse of drugs," reports TechMtaa.

17 Jan 2014

CNIFF calls for film submissions
CNIFF calls for film submissions

Colours of the Nile International Film Festival (CNIFF) is calling for submissions from across Africa for feature-length and short fiction films, as well as feature-length and short documentaries. The entry deadline is 15 November 2013.

11 Oct 2013

MultiChoice sponsors BFMA conference
MultiChoice sponsors BFMA conference

MultiChoice Kenya has announced that it will be taking up lead sponsorship for Broadcast, Film and Music Africa (BFMA) conference, a creative content and electronic broadcasting event in East Africa that promotes knowledge sharing and networking among high-level electronic media professionals. BFMA 2013 is scheduled to take place in Nairobi at the Kenyatta International Conference Centre from 17-18 June 2013.

22 Mar 2013

GT Bank, Goethe-Institut to support African Metropolis
GT Bank, Goethe-Institut to support African Metropolis

Guaranty Trust Bank, Nigeria's foremost financial institution, has partnered with the Goethe-Institut of South Africa and Steven Markovitz to support African Metropolis, an initiative of the Goethe-Institut and executive producer Steven Markovitz, with further support of the Hubert Bals Fund of the International Film Festival Rotterdam.

11 Mar 2013

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

Restless City wins at Nile Film Festival
Restless City wins at Nile Film Festival

Andrew Dosunmu's Restless City was named Best Long Feature Film at the inaugural Colours of the Nile International Film Festival (CNIFF), which ran in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia from 7-11 November 2012. The Nigerian film also won Best Cinematography.

21 Nov 2012

Kalasha 2012 award nominations announced
Kalasha 2012 award nominations announced

Nairobi Half Life and Shattered movies dominated the Kalasha Film and Television Awards nominee list that was unveiled last Friday, 16 November 2012.

20 Nov 2012

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

Nairobi Half Life with Mugambi Nthinga
Nairobi Half Life with Mugambi Nthinga

Nairobi Half Life is a film about a young man going to the city to follow his dream and instead ends up in crime. The film was submitted for an Oscar award. Mugambi Nthinga, one of the cast members speaks to us about Kenya's growing film industry and what the submission means. [video]

By Carole Kimutai: @CaroleKimutai 2 Nov 2012

Nairobi Half Life  with Tosh Gitonga
Nairobi Half Life with Tosh Gitonga

Nairobi Half Life is a film about a young man going to the city to follow his dream and instead ends up in crime. The film was submitted for an Oscar award. Tosh Gitonga, director of the film, speaks to us about Kenya's growing film industry and what the submission means. [video]

By Carole Kimutai: @CaroleKimutai 1 Nov 2012

Colours of the Nile Film Festival launches in Ethiopia
Colours of the Nile Film Festival launches in Ethiopia

The inaugural Colours of the Nile International Film Festival (CNIFF) will run in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia from 7-11 November 2012, and will introduce the best of African cinema to African audiences.

29 Oct 2012

Canon launches filmmaking clubs in Kenya
Canon launches filmmaking clubs in Kenya

Reaffirming its commitment to the filmmaking industry, Canon Middle East, recently announced its support for young, aspiring filmmakers in Africa by backing the 'Youth Film Makers' organisation, an NGO registered in Kenya.

26 Sep 2012

U Film It launches video contest
U Film It launches video contest

U Film It, an online video contest platform for brands and non-profits that want to create consumer engagement through user-generated videos, photos and text, launched a video contest with the theme 'Peace Through The Screen' which aims on helping spread the word of peace.

3 Sep 2012

Kenya's cinema business is about thinking without the box

Like the films they show, the story of Kenya's cinema industry has very interesting story lines, complete with new characters, a beginning and an end. In 2010, one of Nairobi's landmarks - the Kenya Cinema, run by Fox Entertainment Group, was closed after it went out of business.

By Carole Kimutai: @CaroleKimutai 14 Aug 2012

Ugandan movie to premiere in Wandegeya

The Ugandan film industry keeps getting stronger by the day and its latest addition is David Maloba. At 22, Maloba is set to make history come Thursday, 9 August 2012, by becoming the first Ugandan to officially premiere a short film.

6 Aug 2012

[BFMA 2012] Digital technology proves to be the next money maker

Day 1 of the Broadcast Film and Music Africa (BFMA) conference opened with a house full. The two day conference, under the theme "Innovation, investment and partnerships for local content and service excellence" takes place at the Oshwal Centre, located in the Nairobi Central Business District, Kenya.

By Carole Kimutai: @CaroleKimutai 11 Jul 2012

Rare mix of producers and filmmakers to meet at BFMA Conference
Rare mix of producers and filmmakers to meet at BFMA Conference

The Broadcast, Film and Music Africa (BFMA) conference opening tomorrow in Nairobi has producers and film experts from the USA's Hollywood, Nigeria's Nollywood and India's Bollywood in the list of experts speaking at the conference.

9 Jul 2012

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