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Women's Empowerment in Creative Industries: Film & Media

Advancing gender equality & celebrating women empowerment in the film and media industry through the lens of four accomplished women filmmakers

Cinema has largely been regarded as a catalyst for social change and a tool of empowerment, the industry is making enormous efforts to equally represent men and women thus closing the gender barrier gap. As opposed to the past, the narrative seems to be changing today with more women coming…

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FESPACO: More awards for “Above Water” – the first feature film directed by Aïssa Maïga

“Above Water” won two major prizes during the 27th edition of FESPACO Pan-African Film Festival

After THE PUBLIC’S FAVORITE award at the Atmospheres Festival in Courbevoie, THE JURY PRIZE at the Porquerolles Film Festival, THE BEST DOCUMENTARY PRIZE at the Vive Le Cinéma Festival in Lecce and at the Cinemambiente Festival in Turin, “ABOVE WATER” won two more prizes during the 27th edition of FESPACO,…

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Paradigm Initiative releases short film ‘FOCUS’ urging citizen vigilance to protect digital rights

The short film creatively explores in a cinematic form PIN’s 2020 annual digital rights and inclusion report

Paradigm Initiative (PIN) (https://Paradigmhq.org/), a pan-African social enterprise working to advance digital rights and inclusion in Africa, will on Wednesday, October 20, release its second and latest short film entitled ‘FOCUS’ to the public on the YouTube platform where it can be accessed for free. The release was preceded by…

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APO Group named Official Partner of Cannes and FESPACO selected movie ‘Above Water’ (‘Marcher sur l’eau’)

The official release of Above Water will take place on November 10th in North Africa and November 12th in Sub-Saharan Africa

PATHE BC AFRIQUE, theatrical release company in Francophone Africa and APO Group (www.APO-opa.com), the leading pan-African communications consultancy and press release distribution service, announced today a partnership to support the release of ABOVE WATER. This is the first feature film as a director for the actress Aïssa Maïga. Watch the…

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Paradigm Initiative (PIN) Premieres ‘FOCUS’ a Short Film on Digital Rights and Inclusion

Directed by Tolulope Ajayi, Focus is a short film drawn from PIN's 2020 annual digital rights and inclusion report dubbed Londa

Social enterprise Paradigm Initiative (PIN) (www.Paradigmhq.org), known for building an ICT-enabled support system and advocating digital rights to improve livelihoods for under-served youth, is premiering its second high definition short film - FOCUS, a short film showcasing the state of digital rights and inclusion across Africa, at Film House Cinema,…

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Finding Africa’s Next Generation of Filmmakers: Netflix & UNESCO Launch Groundbreaking Competition in Sub-Saharan Africa

Entries For The ‘African Folktales, Reimagined’ Competition Open Until 14 November; Six Winners Will Create Short Films That Will Premiere on Netflix

Netflix (www.Netflix.com) and UNESCO have partnered to launch an innovative short film competition on ‘African Folktales, Reimagined’ across Sub-Saharan Africa (https://bit.ly/3v7ar9e). Winners of the competition will be trained and mentored by industry professionals and provided with a US$75,000 production budget to create short films that will premiere on Netflix in…

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Landmark report highlights untapped potential of Africa’s film industry

The report aims to help the African film industry, and decision-makers, to take stock of the current landscape and plan strategically for future growth

Africa’s film and audiovisual industries could create over 20 million jobs and contribute $20 billion to the continent’s combined Gross Domestic Product (GDP), the UN cultural agency, UNESCO, said on Tuesday in a new report highlighting this untapped potential.  The African Film Industry: Trends, Challenges and Opportunities for Growth is the first-ever mapping of the sector, which…

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«About a Boy » the big winner at 2021 Nollywoodweek Film Festival

For the first time in its 8-year history, Nollywoodweek streamed all the films exclusively online

"About a Boy", a story about the psychological games played between a writer and his muse by first-time director Diji Aderogba received the highest honor at the 2021 Nollywoodweek (www.Nollywoodweek.com) film festival, the Audience appreciation award known as the Prix du Public. The announcement of the winning film marked the…

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Canon Central and North Africa ‘African Frontiers of Innovation’ Series Sheds Light on Studying African Cinema & Media

The LIVE LinkedIn and Facebook chat-session witnessed a panel of prestigious women with astonishing backgrounds in African film and fine arts coming together to share their perspectives on studying African Cinema & Media

The COVID-19 pandemic has indisputably reshaped the current reality of businesses, industries and professions globally. The crisis’s undeniable impact has caused major disruption bringing forward an unprecedented reality of the ‘new normal’. A new reality that is full of complexity, ambiguity and opportunities. In yet another thought-provoking session of its…

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Animation films are the stars of the 8th edition of the NollywoodWeek film festival

NollywoodWeek film festival aims to bring the best of Nigerian talent to the global scene

The 8th edition of the NollywoodWeek film festival (https://NWFF.eventive.org) which will be launched online from May 6th to 9th is showcasing a record number of entries in the animation category. This year, NollywoodWeek, one of the leading forums for the discovery and distribution of high quality productions from Nigeria has…