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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

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

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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

Nollywood blockbuster puts spotlight on SA tourism gems
Nollywood blockbuster puts spotlight on SA tourism gems

A range of South Africa's leisure tourism attractions are showcased in the Nollywood blockbuster, 10 Days in Sun City - a shining example of how entertainment and tourism can converge...

15 Aug 2017

Tiso Blackstar Group's headquarters at Hill on Empire in Parktown. Photo:
Times Media has a new name

Shortly after moving premises from Rosebank to Parktown, Times Media Group today announced that it is operating under a new name...

12 Jun 2017

Bollywood comes to Nollywood
Bollywood comes to Nollywood

The popularity of Bollywood programming in Nigeria and television channel, Zee World, has inspired a new Nollywood series...

2 May 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

Nigeria and SA: opportunity beckons
Nigeria and SA: opportunity beckons

The most important aspects of nation branding is ensuring consistency in marketing initiatives and a visible presence...

By Alex Eyengho 8 Apr 2016

Nigerian filmmakers: Submit entries for NollywoodWeek Paris Film Festival!
Nigerian filmmakers: Submit entries for NollywoodWeek Paris Film Festival!

Short or feature films from any Nigerian filmmaker can be submitted for the fourth edition of the NollywoodWeek Paris Film Festival. The deadline for entries is 12 February 2016. The official selection will be announced in March 2016...

21 Jan 2016

Nigeria to get 15 new cinemas
Nigeria to get 15 new cinemas

Filmhouse Cinemas has announced that it will be opening an additional 15 cinemas from December 2014. This is according to reports on AllAfrica, ThisdayLive and Screen Africa...

27 Nov 2014

Delta State Nigeria to get new film hub
Delta State Nigeria to get new film hub

In an aim to promote Nigeria's entertainment industry, Governor of Delta State, Emmanuel Uduaghan, will be providing land for the construction of a film hub in the area...

1 Sep 2014

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

PanaTV to exclusively screen Nigerian film in UK, US
PanaTV to exclusively screen Nigerian film in UK, US

The African online television service, PanaTV has signed an exclusive deal with Soda Pictures, acquiring the rights to subscription VOD for Nigerian film Half of a Yellow Sun. (video)

30 Jun 2014

Nollywood pushes Nigeria to become largest economy in Africa
Nollywood pushes Nigeria to become largest economy in Africa

The new value of the Nigerian economy includes data from telecommunications, airlines, information technology and Nollywood, the country's homegrown film industry which now accounts for around 1.3% of total output.

7 Apr 2014

Nigerian movies to get exposure in Spain
Nigerian movies to get exposure in Spain

The ambassador of Spain, Alvaro Alguela, has announced a bilateral collaboration to exchange movies produced by Nigeria and Spain, reports Naijalog.

5 Feb 2014

Bringing cinema closer to customers through mobile
Bringing cinema closer to customers through mobile

MTN Nigeria and dobox have entered into a partnership to provide customers with access to the latest blockbusters, premiers and exclusive movies on their mobile devices, reports Ventures Africa.

2 Dec 2013

African films to be showcased at Dubai Film Festival
African films to be showcased at Dubai Film Festival

The 10th Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF), running from 6-14 December, has selected two African films to be included in the AsiaAfrica out of competition programming segment lineup.

20 Nov 2013

Lights, Camera, Africa!!! kicks off end of month
Lights, Camera, Africa!!! kicks off end of month

The third edition of the Lights, Camera, Africa!!! Film Festival, which promises a refreshing selection of African and Diasporan films, will take place from 28 September to 1 October 2013 at The Wheatbaker, The British Council, The Southern Sun Hotel, and Freedom Park in Lagos.

13 Sep 2013

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