History of the AFC

The Pan-African Film Consortium (AFC) was founded by filmmaker and enthusiast Mykel Ajaere Parish in 2012; and established in response to the need to promote ventures by Africans in the Film Industry, with the aim of supporting stakeholders and organizations that make films in the continent. The motivation was spawned by the lack of proper resource structure that should help the African filmmaker. It is a convergence of education, skills and arenas to expose the talented, budding and seasoned Africans in the business of film.

The Pan-African Film Consortium enables a global collection and exhibition of African films in all genres at events and special seasons to create dynamism for African film business by engaging various and diverse audiences throughout and beyond Africa. One of our key focus is to help build a sustainable and prosperous film industry for Africa through film education, access to funding, networking and interaction and facilitating government’s participation to create an enabling environment for all practitioners in the continent. The Pan-African Film Consortium also facilitates an opportunity for the evolution of collaborations, which will be increasingly necessary as Africa continues on the path of a market driven filmmaking industry.

Vision

AFC envisions a fully developed Africa focused filmmaking industry, defined and guided by diverse African creative and culture sentiments.

Mission

AFC promotes and builds a sustainable and prosperous film industry for Africa, back-dropped on the continent's creative and cultural heritage.

Our Goals

Our Goals in pursuit of this mission are in Fivefold:

  • Community Development
  • Exhibition
  • Distribution
  • Policy
  • Funding

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