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Sunu Gonera. Filmaker. Storyteller.
#DesignIndaba2018: 'This is Africa's moment'

The Design Indaba stage was a cathartic moment for the first speaker of day one, Zimbabwean-born filmmaker, Sunu Gonera, who told Bizcommunity.com that it was a "coming of age moment" for him to tell his own story to his peers and have it well received...

By Louise Marsland 2 days ago

Why Black Panther is such a game-changer
Why Black Panther is such a game-changer

For a film industry enthusiast such as myself, I have never once come across a movie so intensely anticipated by folk outside of movie-going culture. I don't even think your cult classics such as the Star Wars franchise have sparked such interest in the general public across the globe.

By Lerato Serumula 19 Feb 2018

Discovery is looking for the next great African filmmaker
Discovery is looking for the next great African filmmaker

Discovery Channels is renewing its partnership with the Jozi Film Festival once again to find its next great African filmmaker...

19 Feb 2018

Colours of the Alphabet.
'Colours of the Alphabet' free to stream

AfriDocs, the free streaming platform for the best documentaries in Africa is presenting the unique film project 'Colours of the Alphabet' for streaming for free for 30 days...

13 Feb 2018

A new TV content festival announced
A new TV content festival announced

ZIFF and DISCOP Zanzibar add TV series festival to the category line-up...

12 Feb 2018

Khalo Matabane’s ‘The Number’.
US premiere for The Number at Pan African Film Festival

Khalo Matabane's The Number heads to the Pan African Film Festival in Los Angeles for its United States premiere...

30 Jan 2018

DISCOP Dubai provides opportunities for African content producers
DISCOP Dubai provides opportunities for African content producers

Sub-Saharan Africa will be the world's fastest-growing TV market over the next five years...

6 Dec 2017

Zanzibar's famous Stone Town. © mirco1 via
Focus on Africa's film industry grows

The inaugural DISCOP Zanzibar event will run from 11-13 July at the Verde Hotel outside Stone Town, Zanzibar...

22 Nov 2017

Winner of AIM film competition
Winner of AIM film competition

Africa in Motion 2017 announces the winner of short film competition at international festival...

17 Nov 2017

Bringing the best African movies to the world
Bringing the best African movies to the world

Africa's first all-Africa movie review platform calls for collaboration to showcase and crowdsource the best African-made movies to a local and global audience...

7 Nov 2017

#MIPCOM: It's Africa's time in film
#MIPCOM: It's Africa's time in film

Africa is a land of storytelling, ambitious talent and outstanding filming facilities. Its time has come to make a mark on international drama...

26 Oct 2017

Learn how to develop animated TV series for global distribution
Learn how to develop animated TV series for global distribution

Triggerfish is hosting a free webinar to help animators and storytellers across Africa to develop TV series for worldwide distribution...

20 Oct 2017

‘Made in Africa' content boosts African economies
‘Made in Africa' content boosts African economies

With revenue from Africa's pay-TV market sitting at $4.4 billion and expected to exceed $6 billion by 2021, the time is now to continue the momentum of content production as a significant economic booster for African economies...

16 Oct 2017

Simelane and Cooper.
#BODCT: Surprise! THIS is today's African consumer

Key insights from the first sessions of Business of Design - Mduduzi Simelane shares how to enhance the continent's filmmakers, while 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

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

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

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

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

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

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