Source: Department of Foreign Affairs, Republic of the Philippines |

The Philippine Embassy Participates in First ASEAN Film Festival in South Africa

The AFF formally kicked off with a simple ceremony on 17 November 2023 which was attended by government officials, members of the diplomatic corps and the general public

The Philippine Embassy in Pretoria jointly organized the inaugural ASEAN Film Festival (AFF) in South Africa which was held from 17 to 19 November 2023 at The Bioscope Independent Cinema in Johannesburg. The Embassy took the lead in the preparations for this flagship cultural diplomacy project which was also participated…

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    • L to R: Sokoto State Deputy Governor Idris Mohammed Gobir, Kano State Deputy Governor Aminu Abdussalam, Zamfara State Governor Dr Dauda Lawal, Katsina State Governor Mallam Dikko Umar Radda, African Development Bank Group President Dr Akinwumi Adesina, Kebbi State Governor Dr Nasiru Idris, Kaduna Deputy Governor Dr Hadiza Sabuwa Balarabe, Jigawa State Governor Alhaji Umar Namadi
    • The African Development Bank is working with the Federal Government of Nigeria to tackle high food and energy prices, Dr Adesina told the governors
    • Nigeria’s North West governors are prioritizing a coordinated approach in collaborating with the African Development Bank to implement agriculture and power projects to drive the zone’s development and improve livelihoods
    • Nigerian Governors said the North West has sufficient water and land resources to produce enough food, particularly rice and wheat, to feed the country
    • The African Development Bank Group has invested more than $10 billion in Nigeria since it started operations in the country in 1971
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Nigerian North West State Governors visit African Development Bank to boost cooperation

African Development Bank Group President applauds Nigeria's North West Governors on regional approach to development

Seven newly elected Nigerian State Governors visited the African Development Bank Group ( in Abidjan to strengthen cooperation and unlock the country's vast agricultural potential. The delegation, meeting with Bank President Dr Akinwumi Adesina, was led by Katsina State Governor Mallam Dikko Umar Radda, and included Governors Dr Nasiru Idris…

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Merck Foundation marks World Diabetes Day 2023 with First Ladies of Africa by providing 750 Scholarships of Diabetes, Endocrinology, Preventative Cardiovascular for doctors from 43 countries

Merck Foundation in total provided more than 1700 scholarships to doctors from over 50 countries in 42 critical and underserved medical specialties

Merck Foundation ( in partnership with Africa’s First Ladies and Ministries of Health provided more than 750 scholarships of one-year Post-Graduate Diploma and two-year Master Degree in Diabetes, Cardiology, Endocrinology and Obesity & Weight Management to doctors from 43 countries in Africa, Asia and beyond; Merck Foundation has released The First…

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Afreximbank announces $1-billion African Film Fund

Mrs. Awani said that the fund would oversee film financing, co-finance with large studios, finance African filmmakers and finance producers and directors of film projects across the continent

The African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank) ( is working on the establishment of a $1-billion African Film Fund to be launched in 2024 to support the continent’s film industry, Kanayo Awani, Executive Vice President, Intra-African Trade Bank, at Afreximbank, announced in Cairo today. Addressing the opening of the 2023 CANEX Summit held…

Source: Delegation of the European Union to Zimbabwe |

Unveiling the 2023 European Film Festival Zimbabwe: Explore, learn, and enjoy with #EuroFilmFestZW!

This festival guarantees a captivating array of European, African, and Zimbabwean films, extending a warm invitation to film practitioners, enthusiasts, and the broader Zimbabwean public to dive into the world of cinema

Lights, camera, action! The European Union is excited to present this year’s European Film Festival Zimbabwe (#EuroFilmFestZW) is about to make a captivating entrance in Harare and Bulawayo, offering a grand cinematic extravaganza. Featuring a diverse line up of 6 European and 21African movies, extending across 6 days and two…

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Two Decades of Magic: Africa Magic Turns 20

The platform continues to invest directly and indirectly into the African entertainment industry

As it marks twenty years of existence, MultiChoice’s ( Africa Magic channel celebrates two decades of significant expansion as a major platform for African content, and an engine for multiplying Africa’s creative talent. Launched as a single channel showing mainly Nollywood movies in 2003, Africa Magic has since grown to…

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Moments – the Official Film of the record-breaking FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023™ – releases on FIFA+

Moments celebrates the unforgettable highlights that defined the FIFA Women’s World Cup Australia & New Zealand 2023™ on and off the pitch

Film showcases growth of, and passion for, women’s football worldwide, providing an intimate look at the journey, dedication and triumphs that have propelled the FIFA ( Women’s World Cup™ to new heights; Moments offers an immersive review of the 2023 edition of the tournament, capturing the personal journeys of the…

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Steve Gukas and Dotun Olakunri's First Features Project is Uncovering New Nollywood Filmmakers

With its commitment to fostering creativity, diversity, and excellence in filmmaking, the First Features Project is dedicated to elevating Nigerian cinema to global prominence

Native Filmworks and Michelangelo Productions announce the resumption of their groundbreaking First Features project as the crew returns to set to shoot "Kill Boro." The First Features project, spearheaded by Nollywood producing duo Steve Gukas and Dotun Olakunri, is focused on nurturing and empowering a new generation of visionary film…

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Canon launches RF mount Cinema Prime lenses with series of seven models for Cinema Electro-Optical System (EOS) System

The native RF mount offers high speed communication between the lens and camera body, with the enhanced design allowing for a more stable and comfortable experience when operating

Canon ( today announces the introduction of a new series of RF mount Cinema Prime lenses, building upon the existing portfolio of EF mount CN-E Primes and PL mount Sumire Primes. The seven new lenses, Canon’s first cinema lenses equipped with its RF mount, combine high optical performance and cinema-style…

Source: MultiChoice Group |

MultiChoice Shares Insights to Content Success at MIP Africa

MIP Africa forms part of Fame Week Africa, a week-long festival focusing on African television, music, and film

Authenticity, hyperlocal stories, and a visceral understanding of the audience are pivotal indicators for success in the African television and film landscape. While various insights, overwhelmingly practical and actionable, were shared during a MultiChoice panel discussion at MIP Africa this week, these three indicators served as a throughline for how…